Lay-up Shot (1937)

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Sun Jun 3 20:38:38 UTC 2001

   See the ADS-L archives for "layup" and "cripple" shots.
   OED has 1948.  Merriam-Webster doesn't indicate what kind of "layup" is has for its earliest date.
   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 31 January 1937, section II sports, pg. 4, col. 1:

   ...when St John's was pressing from behind a one-point deficit Hilly put the lid on the triumph with two fast one-handed lay-up shots.

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