Making It Rain

What does making it rain mean in basketball?

Hitting 3-point shots

In basketball, when you are making it rain, you are making long 3-point shots. The phrase comes from the high arc of the shot that drops into the net like a raindrop.

People often remark that a shooter is making it rain when they are "feeling it" or "hot." For example, if a player hits four 3-pointers in a row, he's making it rain.

College and NBA announcers often use the phrase, but players may also use it when unloading a jump shot. For example, right after you shoot a 3, you might yell, "Let it rain!"


Thompson is making it rain tonight!
Yeah, he is! He's 7 for 9 so far

Let it rain jumper

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Updated October 25, 2022

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