truthbox (trooth-bahks) noun. A television or any other video transmission medium that can be used to review a basketball game and thereby analyze what the team did wrong.

Usage example: The truthbox doesn't lie. I'm talking about the television. When we watch tape, that truthbox does not lie. And you can see the mistakes, the lack of rotation, the lack of help, the things of that nature. ... It just wasn't there.

Word History: The term
was coined by Miami Heat backup center Alonzo Mourning after Game 1 of the 2006 NBA Finals. And he's right: the truthbox doesn't lie. The Heat are a poorly constructed team that isn't capable of defeating the Dallas Mavericks.

"I really don't know what to say. Ya'll better go ask the truthbox."
Blogger laura the tooth said...
zo' needs to shut his trap. this is the same guy who proclaimed in 2000 that the u.s. olympic team will never lose in his lifetime, leading david stern to crack: "he must not plan on living very long." fast forward a few years and a new kidney, and here he is again, running his mouth.