(smuh'-thur chi'-kuhn) noun, pl. smother chickens
. An authoritative blocked shot in which the defender's entire hand is used to halt the forward momentum of the basketball. Often results in an ego-ectomy
.Usage example: Did you see Shawn Bradley's smother chicken on Greg Ostertag last night? Word History:
First recorded usage was by Bill Walton
during the 1985-86 season to describe a particularly vicious blocked shot. Walton claims the term originated in the late 1970s when he was a member of the Portland Trailblazers
.The smother chicken, followed by the ego-ectomy.