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jump ball

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jump ballnoun

    (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate

Wiktionary

  1. jump ballnoun

    A method used to begin or resume play in basketball. Two opposing players attempt to gain control of the ball after it is tossed up into the air in between them by an official.

  2. jump ballnoun

    Metaphor for a contest too close to call.

  3. jump ballnoun

    In the context of general equities,

Wikipedia

  1. Jump ball

    A jump ball is a method used to begin or resume play in basketball. It is similar to a face-off in ice hockey and field lacrosse and a ball-up in Australian rules football. Two opposing players attempt to gain control of the ball after an official tosses it into the air between them. In the NBA, WNBA, and competitions operated by Euroleague Basketball, a jump ball occurs at the start of the game (called the opening tip or opening tip-off), the start of any extra period (tip-off), to settle special situations where penalties cancel out and neither team is previously entitled to the ball, and to settle any held balls. Held balls occur when two opposing players both lay equal claim to the ball, and after trying to wrestle it from each other, end up in a stalemate. A jump ball may also be called if there are different calls by two or more referees. However, most competitions other than the NBA, WNBA, and Euroleague Basketball use the alternating possession rule to settle all jump ball situations after the opening tip. This uses a possession arrow on the scorekeeper's table. Whenever such a jump ball situation occurs, possession of the ball is awarded to the team that is moving in the direction of the possession arrow on offense. The arrow then swaps to point to the other team. At the start of the game, the arrow points to the team that lost the opening tip. The alternating possession arrow rule went into effect in college basketball in 1981. Ever since, it has been controversial. Supporters of the possession arrow believe that jump balls give the team with taller players and better leapers an unfair advantage over the other, plus the possession arrow (especially in the NCAA Tournament) gives another element of strategy. But those who oppose the possession arrow believe that it has frequently undone a trailing team's defensive effort because it is the other team's turn to get the ball. FIBA, with recommendation by NCAA Men's Supervisor of Officials Hank Nichols, on the FIBA World Technical Commission at the time, adopted the alternating possession rule in 2003, with a major difference. In overtime periods, play begins with the arrow. In other organizations, another jump ball is conducted. FIBA mandated that ULEB, which operated the EuroLeague and Eurocup before handing responsibility to the Euroleague Company, adopt the FIBA rule in 2005, as part of FIBA's rules being used by the EuroLeague, effective the 2005-06 season. Previously, the EuroLeague used the NBA jump ball rules. However, the Euroleague Company reinstated the jump ball rule in 2013. Uniquely, 3x3, a formalized version of halfcourt three-on-three basketball overseen by FIBA, does not use a jump ball at any time in a game. Under current (2016) rules, the first possession is based on the result of a pregame coin toss; the winner can choose to have the first possession either at the start of the game or at the start of a potential overtime. During the game, held balls are automatically awarded to the defensive team.

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  1. jump ball

    A jump ball is a method used in basketball to begin or resume play, where the referee tosses the ball into the air between two opposing players at the center of the court and they attempt to tap it to a teammate. This method helps determine possession of the ball fairly. It can also refer to a similar situation which occurs during the game when two players hold the ball at the same time and possession cannot be determined.

Wikidata

  1. Jump ball

    A jump ball is a method used to begin or resume play in basketball. It is similar to a face-off in ice hockey or field lacrosse, or ball-up in Australian rules football. Two opposing players attempt to gain control of the ball after it is tossed up into the air in between them by an official. In the NBA, a jump ball occurs at the start of the game, the start of any extra period, to settle special situations where penalties cancel out and neither team is previously entitled to the ball, and to settle any held balls. Held balls occur when two opposing players both lay equal claim to the ball, and after trying to wrestle it from each other, end up in a stalemate. A jump ball may also be called if there are different calls by two or more referees. However, most competitions other than the NBA and the UAAP use the alternating possession rule to settle all jump ball situations after the opening tip. This uses a possession arrow on the scorekeeper's table. Whenever such a jump ball situation occurs, the team whose basket that the possession arrow is currently pointing to gets the ball. The arrow then swaps to point to the other team. At the start of the game, the arrow points to the team that lost the opening tip.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jump ball in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jump ball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of jump ball in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    Look, Trump's the front-runner and there's a jump ball for second with five candidates and that will be sorted out over the next few weeks.

  2. Martha McSally:

    This wasnt just a jump ball. Not a he said, she said, sexual assault happens in the military. It just didnt happen in this case.

  3. Richard Blumenthal:

    According to the Attorney General, The Special Counsel concluded that the evidence fell short of a prosecutable criminal conspiracy, which involves a high bar of proof beyond a reasonable doubt -- but reached no such conclusion on the obstruction of justice issue. On obstruction of justice, The Special Counsel tossed a jump ball, and the Attorney General tipped it to President Donald Trump, but shared none of the information supporting his conclusion.

  4. Jane Timken:

    It's created a bit of chaos in the race, and it continues to be a jump ball.


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