Ball Hog

Ball hog - a mocking term used to call a player who does not pass the ball to a point that it affects the performance of the team. The player who does this monopolizes the team’s play of the ball and comes with a very poor assist and turnover ratio. It is not considered a violation, but is generally considered an unacceptable behavior in basketball. Many consider it is a highly subjective term since any individual player might be considered as such by a number of observers but not by others. In some professional leagues, a player who is exceptionally competent and takes control of the ball for the best interest of the team, is usually not termed as a ball hog. However, in amateur leagues, ball-hogging is considered unsportsmanlike.


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