Pick up Basketball

Where did “my bad” come from? pickup basketball at sunset

  1. Matt Eagle
    Matt Eagle10-29-2014

    I am sure I read this in a book called “Stuff* – *good players should know” by Dick DeVenzio – good players should take responsibility for bad passes or even fumbles (from an okay pass they have thrown). Rather than scowling or dropping your head in shame or frustration at the error, good players will quickly acknowledge or take ownership for a mistake and immediately get on with playing D.
    It has probably also been “culturally acquired” from Black American linguistic use – not surprising given their dominance of the game in the States. White ballers should take note of the misuse of the term by Hilary Swank in the movie “The Freedom Writers”!!

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