ball hog


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ball hog

sports A player who monopolizes the ball without including teammates in an attempt to score, move the ball, or maintain possession. Usually used for basketball and football (soccer). Boy, you're being a real ball hog today! Why don't you pass it to one of your teammates for a change?
See also: ball, hog
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Go ahead and rip Kobe Bryant for being a ball hog, a showoff or just plain selfish.
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