A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 12, 2016
Hoop-and-the-Harm (a basket and a foul shot)

If a basketball player scores a basket, but also gets a foul shot for a three-point play, that player gets “the hoop and the harm” or “the hoop and some harm.” “A hoop and some harm” has been cited in print since at least 1992.


5 APril 1992, Detroit (MI) News, “Burwell: U-M breathes easier after victory,” pg. 10A, col. 4:
The kids were used to doing it all on their own, but now here was Voskuil waking them up with a hang-gliding jumper in the lane. A hoop and some harm. Voskuil sinks the free throw with 5:41 left and the Wolverine were up, 61-58.

16 January 1995, Gettysburg (PA) Times, “Mountaineers sweep Long Island” by Dave Eichler, pg. B3, col. 1:
... Michael Watson got the hoop and some harm to put the Mount comfortably back in the lead, 66-50, with 1;29 remaining.

Google Groups: rec.sport.basketball.college
Where’s my boy CLAY? McD’s All-American.
as...@orion.alaska.edu
4/11/95
(...)
Cause normally Clay can take you outside and knock down the 20 foot jay, as well as drive you all the way for the hoop-and-some-harm.

30 March 2001, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), “Duke Blue Devil: The Main Main, Jason Williams,” pg. 13N:
Strong legs are the key to Williams’ leaping ability and excellent balance. While other guards are writhing on the floor, Williams is bouncing away with the hoop and the harm.

5 May 2004, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), “Hassell’s hot hand was an early lift” by Kent Youngblood, pg. 11C:
Trenton Hassell putting the ball on the floor, attacking the basket, getting the hoop and the harm.

Google Groups: alt.sports.baseball.atlanta-braves
The hoop and the harm
Manco
6/2/07
Bubba Wallace goes the free throw line to shoot a free throw.

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Anne Norris
‏@anne_norris
Looking at: “Did he just oop off the back of the backboard?!?! | The Hoop and The Harm” (http://tinyurl.com/2rq4o8)
2:37 PM - 15 Feb 2008

YouTube
Tracy McGrady Hoop and the Harm
NBA - Where amazing happens.
Uploaded on Feb 20, 2010
Tracy McGrady drives the lane, banks it up and in for the three-point play.

YouTube
U13 T-Birds Basketball - Game 8 - Blazers - Sarah Drives for the Hoop and some Harm
Craig Dightman
Published on Jan 4, 2014
Antonia gets the ball to Sarah at the 3 point arc, top of the key. Sarah drives, using a couple of crossover dribbles on the way and lays the ball in while taking a foul. Nice drive!

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Technician Sports
‏@TechSports
Turner gets the hoop and the harm. The senior completes the an-one play by sinking the additional foul shot.
7:46 PM - 6 Dec 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 • Permalink