Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2nd – Family Circus: Dribble

Hi everyone,

Today’s comic is Family Circus featuring the basketball term “dribble”.

Comic Breakdown

“Mommy, I think my basketball has taken its last dribble.” – Jeffy

What is going on?

Jeffy’s basketball cannot be used anymore.   The ball has lost its shape and is deflating.  Either the basketball has to be pumped up with new air or if it has a hole it cannot be fixed.  A new basketball may be needed.


The word “dribble” means to bounce a ball.  In basketball, people say “dribble” to mean that someone is bouncing the ball around.

The phrase, “taken its last dribble,” can be translated as “taken its last bounce.”  Jeffy’s basketball is broken and he cannot play with it anymore.

Today’s images are from here, here, and here.

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