Cager

Cager is a term frequently used for a professional basketball player. The word originated from early professional games (1910-1915) played in a cage to separate the audience from the playing court and speed up the game by keeping the ball in-bounds.

Cager is also used by motorcyclists and bicyclists to describe a person who drives a car.Fact|date=April 2008 Similarly, cars themselves are described as "cages". The term is derived from the common feeling among motorcyclists that driving or riding in a car feels like being trapped in a cage, as well as alluding to the safety cages in modern cars, and to a certain extent the locked-in mindset of "cagers" who refuse to acknowledge the practicality of other modes of transport.

ee also

* SMIDSY

External links

* [http://www.capitalcentury.com/1900.html History of basketball in Trenton, NJ] , supposedly site of the invention of the basketball cage, including a drawing of the cage.


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