(trip'-uhl thret neg'-uh-tiv) noun
. A three-fold series of problems or obstacles that can (and probably will) cause a team to lose a game.Usage example: Bad coaching combined with poor offensive execution and lousy defense is defintely a triple-threat negative.Word History:
The term was coined by Vince Carter after a 104-83 loss
to the Cleveland Cavaliers that shattered the New Jersey Net's fragile playoff hopes. "It's tough when you're not hitting shots, not making layups and calls we felt we should have gotten, we weren't getting. It was a triple-threat negative."
Actually, it's entirely apropos that Vinsanity invented this word. I mean, when Vince was with the Raptors, he signed a girmormous contract, sandbagged until Toronto was forced to trade him, and then caught on fire (at the time, anyway) for his new team. If that's not a triple-threat negative, I don't know what is.
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