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The act of throwing up a basketball shot that is so ugly, both the sight and sound of it causes physical discomfort.
Such a shot is thus called a brick, because it parallels the qualities of a real brick being hurled toward the hoop.
The horrid sight: A shot of little to no arc and little to no rotation. Only Medusa is uglier. The grotesque sound: A monstrous clank as the ball
caroms off the back of the rim. It is a sound that is only bested by the grating of fingernails across a blackboard. To witness
a brick, a person only needs to watch some old NBA games in which Bill Laimbeer was a participant. However, watching him may be a bit
of hyperbole, since he so consistently shoots bricks. Not to mention he is uglier than Medusa.

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