(po'-stur-iz) verb. posterized, posterizing, posterizes.
To embarrass someone during a basketball game by means of a spectacular move or well-executed play. Usually refers to when one player dunks the ball over the top or in front of another player, making the play so picturesque that it may appear on a poster.Usage example: Rasheed Wallace likes to posterize Greg Ostertag.Welcome to the poster, Greg.Usage Note:
Some players, such as Greg Ostertag
, may have their own versions of this feat. When someone is posterized
by Ostertag, they are "Osterized." This typically is even more embarrassing than a typical posterization.Nobody wants to be Osterized. Nobody.