- a missed shot that fails to touch the rim, net, or backboard.
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Examples from the Web for air ball
The Parnass's complacency collapsed like an air-ball at a pin-prick.Ghetto Comedies
An obsession could be pricked like an air-ball with the right weapon at the right moment.Far to Seek
My agility in capturing the air-ball had made him sore, I think, though he had no reason to feel any envy on that score.Rebel women