Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 10:05:36 -0500

From: mmcdaniel mmcdaniel_at_interval-miami[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INTERVAL-INTL.COM

Subject: basketball terms

Dickie M. Heaberlin said:

Back then when someone stayed back on offense in order to get a long

pass and make an easy basketball, he was called a "radioman" or

"snowbird." I never hear "radioman" any more and haven't for many

years, and "snowbird" isn't used much any more either.

In the early 80s we called such players "cherry-pickers," which I

always assumed was a reference to the crane device.