From time to time, I listen to people (NBA narrators) saying "no cookie for the rookie", normally when there is a very good play at the game. Does someone know what it can be?

There is an example in this video, at 2:14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbYlL2ztmEs


A cookie is a reward, in this instance praise from the sports announcer. A rookie in this instance is a first-year player. Your link takes us to a compilation of basketball plays, and at 2:14 first-year player for the Philadelphia 'Sixers, Jahlil Okafor, fails to stop an opponent from scoring. (He's #8 in white, in case you want to re-watch him fail.) So no reward for him.

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