Definition of fadeaway
1a : screwball 1b : a slide in which a base runner throws his or her body sideways to avoid the tag
2 : an act or instance of fading away
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When Perrantes heaved a fadeaway jumper in the lane, Isaac also elevated and swatted the ball with his left hand.
BOYS: WEST 107, EAST 106: John Hardin wing Mickey Pearson, who picked up a Division-I offer from Lipscomb earlier in the week, blocked a fadeaway 3-pointer by St. Xavier forward Pierce Kiesler at the buzzer to preserve the West's comeback win.
Rasheed Wallace hit a fadeaway over James to pull Detroit ahead, and James responded by misfiring with 7.9 seconds left.
Hit a tough fadeaway, one-footer and pick-and-roll situations a lot.
The rebound ricocheted to J.R. Smith, who drained a spinning, fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to give Cleveland the record.
Click, and the pixelated visions of Kobe shooting a fadeaway over Jordan stream past like a pleasant daydream, a Valhalla of sports nonsense.
On Sunday, James punctuated his on-court warm-up by tossing up a series of turnaround, fadeaway jumpers from 22 feet.
Andre Iguodala’s 20-foot fadeaway jumper off one leg in the final seconds kept the Warriors from matching a season-low for points in the opening period.
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