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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    The problem with nicknames is that somehow people (the media?) feel that if you hit a certain level of stardom you HAVE to have one. So they force feed stupid shit instead of letting it grow organically (or not).
     
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    Exactly. With Gobert, the dude grabs a few rebounds and it's as if there is a sudden requirement to call him something instead of Rudy Gobert. Nicknaming is for wankers, just like that phenomena of calling players by their initials and number (CP3, etc).
     
  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    so what are the best current ones?
     
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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Derek "Gimpy" Rose, Hassan "Head Case" White, Glen "Fatso" Davis and Nate "Dwarf" Robinson.
     
  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Big Baby was a good one.
     
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    Chef Curry, the Baby Faced Assassin.

    Black Falcon is terrible though.
     
  7. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Chef Curry? :facepalm:
     
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    skitlets Senior member

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    He brings the heat.
     
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  9. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    See, that's funny. But Chef Curry is total shit. First thing that crossed my mind is Curry with an Indian dot on his forehead shooting a 3.
     
  10. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Put some Curry on that dish!!!
     
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  11. Brothersport

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    i think there probably is something to what you're saying. just thought the blanket statements were too much. @HRoi is right that a lot of times the media (or bloggers) are like, "okay, this guy has to have a nickname." that's how you got people pushing durantula for kd a few years back. but a lot of old nicknames were dumb. i feel like pre-internet, if a nickname was to be agreed upon by the general public, it had to be something so simple that beat writers wouldn't feel dumb using it, or ad companies didn't need to take a huge risk building a campaign around it. and if everyone loves it, then most of the time it's not gonna be smart, or clever, or witty at all. some of those names idfnl mentioned are pretty dumb. nostalgia and those players' greatness helps a lot.

    nothing in particular (about gobert), like polls or anything obviously. but you two are literally the 1st ones i've seen who have had anything negative to say about stifle tower. tons of analysts use it, bloggers, fantasy writers, fans, etc. im mostly judging by twitter here.

    i like the glove too, and the round mound of rebound is a glorious title. i mentioned some of the ones i liked last page, but i think zbo is my favorite.

    haven't yet made up my mind on slim reaper, but no way it would catch on w/ the general public.
     
  12. skeen7908

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    Did kobe come up with black mamba for himself

    The big fundamental is another awful one
     
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    Old Man Riverwalk is so-bad-it's-good territory imo
     
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  15. HRoi

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    He did, and that automatically makes it awful. Although Nike jumped on that with all these snakeskin themed apparel
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    o boy. looks like durant may be out for the whole season including playoffs. :(
     
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  18. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    No more max contract for him
     
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    good, shut down durant. that foot problem is likely to linger if not allowed to fully rest and heal. hell, all the rest and healing doesnt guarentee anything either. wish him the best, i think if the thunder make the playoffs (on the back of westy), westy might have a real shot at mvp even with all the missed games earlier in the year

    altough harden is making a damn good case
     
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  20. Brothersport

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    horrible horrible news. hope to god it doesn't affect durant past this year.

    i honestly think the warriors have at least like a 75% chance of winning the title. as long as everyone's healthy, i don't see them losing against anyone. the crazy thing is that they're so versatile too. i don't even know if they have a bad matchup against anyone. the closest anyone comes is san antonio (ugh), just cuz of their wing defenders. but golden state should be able to guard the spurs very well too.
     

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