pump fake

noun

Definition of pump fake 

: a fake in which a player simulates throwing a pass (as in football) or taking a shot (as in basketball)

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pump-fake \ˈpəmp-ˌfāk \ verb

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Mayfield got him a little later with a pump fake (watch closely). cleveland.com, "Pumping the brakes -- at least a little -- and the things we learned at Browns rookie minicamp," 5 May 2018 James got JaVale McGee to bite on a pump fake near the three-point line, took one step forward and tossed the ball off the glass. Aj Neuharth-keusch, USA TODAY, "Watch: LeBron James throws alley-oop to himself in Game 3 of NBA Finals," 6 June 2018 Standing deep on the baseline with the shot chock winding down and Yoeli Childs running toward him, Tyler Williams pump faked. Don Norcross, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Reworked lineup pays dividends in USD’s win over BYU," 18 Feb. 2018 Brady with one lone setback, spins, pump fakes, looking over the middle, now nobody there. Hayden Bird, BostonGlobe.com, "A look at some of Gil Santos’s most memorable calls," 20 Apr. 2018 The Game 2 foul trouble carried over for Whiteside, who was forced to the bench with his second foul with 6:46 left in first period on a pump fake from low-scoring 76ers backup center Amir Johnson. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Heat unable to sustain, fall 128-108 to 2-1 deficit to 76ers," 20 Apr. 2018 Wade’s signature pump fakes worked a few times on Saturday, but Covington wasn’t falling for it. Sarah Todd, Philly.com, "Robert Covington's defense key in Sixers' Game 1 win over the Heat in NBA Playoffs," 14 Apr. 2018 Here, on Friday, a pump fake at the arc that sent Clippers center DeAndre Jordan flying and opened the paint for a dunk on Friday. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "How the Lakers Fit Into the Landscape of LeBron Suitors Remains to be Seen," 12 Mar. 2018 While being guarded by Clippers center DeAndre Jordan on the perimeter, James gave a quick pump fake, got Jordan off his feet, and burst toward the rim for a one-handed power dunk. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "LeBron James fools DeAndre Jordan, blows by for powerful dunk (video)," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pump fake

1964, in the meaning defined above

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