Put Him On Skates

What does put him on skates mean?

To make a person stumble over himself

A sports phrase that refers to when a player quickly moves in a different direction, which makes his opponent stumble over himself.

The term is commonly used in basketball when the ball handler makes a crossover dribble that sends the player guarding him falling to the ground. It comes from the clumsiness often experienced by a beginner when first using roller skates or ice skates and ends up falling.


Steph Curry put him on skates with that crossover!

Nate Robinson of the Warriors putting the Thunder's Reggie Jackson on skates.

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Updated April 4, 2016

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