Basketball slang referring to the key.
Most likely to be used when playing street ball
Lots of bitch ass niggas, like Waka Flocka Flames, like to think that they "go hard" in the paint, when in reality; they do not.
- Waka Flocka
LeBron James goes hard in the paint
The term is usually used by youth and is associated with binge drinking and the irresponsible consumption of alcohol.
'the paint' can also be used to refer to any altering substance, especially paint, glue or petrol sniffing.
Man i was on the paint bigtime last night, i'll be feeling this shit for weeks.
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