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11:39AM, Sun 17 May 2009

Nicknames...


Just sitting here reading a great article on the blues no1 draft pick and emerging star, Matthew Kreuzer.

Just read they have dubbed him 'Humphrey', as he doesn't say too much on the field.  Classic.

So, started thinking abou the more creative use of the nickname in sport...

know of a good one?

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01:36PM, Sun 17 May 2009
I've got a few good nicknames for you!
Reply to Glenn Archer
 
02:44PM, Thu 28 May 2009
i can think of some:

A
Sharef Abdur-Rahim - Reef
Aaron Afflalo - Afflalo Creed
LaMarcus Aldridge - L-Train, LMA
Ray Allen - Jesus, RayRay, Sugar
Rafer Alston - Skip to My Lou
Chris Anderson - The Birdman
Carmelo Anthony - Melo
Gilbert Arenas - Agent Zero, Hibachi, Gil, Nacho, Agent Arenas, The
Black President
Hilton Armstrong - Hungry Hungry Hilton
Carlos Arroyo - Carlitos
Ron Artest - RonRon, TruWarrior, The Straitjacket
Kelenna Azubuike - Buike (Booky)

B
Leandro Barbosa - Leandrinho, The Brazilian Bomber, LB, the Blur,
Brazilian Blur
Jose Juan Barea - JJ
Andrea Bargnani - Il Mago
Brent Barry - Bones
Brandon Bass - B Bass, The Animal
Maceo Baston - Wide Mouth
Tony Battie - Batman
Shane Battier - Alien Nation
Michael Beasley - Beastley, B-Easy, Easy Mo Be
Marco Belinelli - Beli
Mike Bibby - Bib
Andris Biedrins - Dre, Beans
Chauncey Billups - Mr. Big Shot
Steve Blake - Los
Andray Blatche - Bulletproof, Cabbage Blatche, Ziploc
Mark Blount - Big Basic
Matt Bonner - The Red Rocket
Andrew Bogut - Bogey, Bogues, The Bogey Man
Carlos Boozer - Booze
Chris Bosh - CB4
Elton Brand - EB, E-Beasie
Corey Brewer - The Drunken Dribbler, C-B, C-Brew
Ronnie Brewer - Brewdog
Aaron Brooks - AB
Kobe Bryant - The Black Mamba, KB-24, Kob-Me, Lord of the Rings
Caron Butler - Tough Juice, Caronimo, CB3
Rasual Butler - Sual Bop
Andrew Bynum - Socks, The A-Train, Bynumite

C
Jose Calderon - The Ocho, Ocho Special
Marcus Camby - The Cambyman
Brian Cardinal - The Janitor, The Custodian
Matt Carroll - The Hammer
Sam Cassell - Sam I Am
Vince Carter - Vinsanity, Half-man Half-amazing, VC, Air Canada
Mario Chalmers - Super Mario, Superintendent, Super Nintendo
Josh Childress - J-Chill
Nick Collison - Border Collie
Mike Conley - Money Mike
Daequan Cook - The Chef
Austin Croshere - Cro, the Crusher

D
Samuel Dalembert - The Haitian Sensation, D-Bert
Erick Dampier - Damp
Marquis Daniels - Quis
Baron Davis - B-Diddy, Boom Dizzle, B-Dazzled, Too Easy, The Baron
Glen Davis - Big Baby
Ricky Davis - Get Buckets, Grits N Gravy, Slick Rick, Ricky Buckets
Luol Deng - The Man from Sudan
Boris Diaw - 3D
Yakhouba Diawara - Kooba
Desagana Diop - Gana
Juan Dixon - Da Juan
Keyon Dooling - KD
Chris Douglass-Roberts - Buckets, CDR
Jared Dudley - Studley, Junkyard Dog
Chris Duhon - Du
Tim Duncan - The Big Fundamental, Timmay, Groundhog Day
Mike Dunleavy - The Natural
Kevin Durant - KD, K-Dog, K-Smoove, The Second Coming, The Durantula

E
Monta Ellis - The Mississippi Bullet, Big Bucks
Francisco Elson - Geico
Reggie Evans - The Collector, The Joker

F
Jordan Farmar - J-Farm
Raymond Felton - Felts
Michael Finley - Fin
Derek Fisher - Fish, D-Fish
TJ Ford - The Little Engine, Texas Tornado
Adonal Foyle - The Cobra
Steve Francis - Stevie Franchise
Channing Frye - Buffet of Goodness

G
Dan Gadzuric - The Flying Dutchman, Big Dan, Gadzooks
Danilo Gailinari - Il Gallo (The Rooster)
Francisco Garcia - Latin Assassin, Frank
Jorge Garbajosa - Garbo
Kevin Garnett - The Big Ticket, The Kid, KG
Marc Gasol - Tanketa
Pau Gasol - The Meal Ticket, Picasso, PG, Spanish Fly
Daniel Gibson - Boobie
Manu Ginobili - Gino, El Contusion, Balki Bartokomous, Obi-Wan Ginobili
Drew Gooden - The Truth (*he claims this was his before Pierce), The Big
Drizzle
Ben Gordon - Gentle Ben, Madison Square Gordon, Air Gordon
Eric Gordon - The Hobbit
Gerald Green - G-Money, Ice, High-5
Jeff Green - Green Monster, The Predator
Adrian Griffin - The Hawk
Danny Granger - Danny G

H
Richard Hamilton - Rip
Matt Harpring - The Bulldog
OThella Harrington - The Big O
Devin Harris - The Cheese Factor
Jason Hart - J-Hart
Udonis Haslem - U-D, Udominator
Spencer Hawes - Hee
Brendan Haywood - Baby Huey
Walter Herrmann - Fabio
Grant Hill - G-Money
Kirk Hinrich - Captain Kirk
Al Horford - The Dominican Stallion, Horf
Robert Horry - Big Shot Bob, Big Shot Rob
Eddie House - E-House, E-Money
Dwight Howard - D12, Thunder, Man Child, Thundercat, D-Bo, Superman
Josh Howard - J-Ho, Jo-How
Troy Hudson - T-Hud
Larry Hughes - Smooth
Kris Humpries - K-Hump, Humpty-Hump, Hump
Lindsey Hunter - The Hunter
Steven Hunter - The Postman

I
Andre Iguodala - AI 2.0, Iggy, Dolla Billz
Zydrunas Ilgauskus - Big Z, The Riddler, The Wall
Allen Iverson - AI, The Answer, Jewelz, Me Myself and Iverson, The Third
Degree, Bubba Chuck
Royal Ivey - Cheese

J
Jarett Jack - JJ
Luke Jackson - Cool Hand Luke
Steven Jackson - Action, Captain Jack
Jerome James - Big Snacks
Lebron James - King James, Bron Bron, LBJ, The Chosen One, L-Train
Mike James - Pit Bull
Sarunas Jasikevicius - Jazzy Cabbages
Al Jefferson - Big Al, the Big Classic
Richard Jefferson - RJ
Yi Jianlian - The Chairman
Joe Johnson - Joe Cool, JJ
Damon Jones - The Specialist, DJ
Eddie Jones - EJ
Fred Jones - Indiana Jones

K
Chris Kaman - The Caveman, Shaggy, The Zombie, Crazy Clown
Jason Kapono - Jay-K
Jason Kidd - J-Kidd, Mr. Triple Double, Ason Kidd
Andrei Kirilenko - AK-47
Linas Kleiza - The Menace, TV-L
Kyle Korver - K2, K-Squared
Nenad Krstic - Curly, Ballistic Krstic

L
Acie Law - Captain Clutch
Courtney Lee - Spiderman
David Lee - Da White Howard
Rashard Lewis - Young Fella, Sweet Lew
Kevin Love - K-Love

M
Mark Madsen - The Mad Dog
Jamal Magloire - The Big Cat
Stephon Marbury - Starbury
Shawn Marion - The Matrix
Kenyon Martin - K-Mart, Bad Ass Yellow Boy, Sir Dunks-A-Lot
Kevin Martin - Kid N Play, K-Mart, K-Money
Donyell Marshall - D-Marsh, Yell
Desmond Mason- The Cowboy, D-Mase
Jason Maxiell - J-Max, Mad Max
OJ Mayo - Grocery List
Lus Richard M'bah a Moute - The Prince
Antonio McDyess - Dice
Tracy McGrady - T-Mac
Jeff McInnis - McNasty, J-Mac, The Maestro
Darius Miles - D-Miles, The Punisher
Darko Milicic - Donny Darko, The Human Victory Cigar
Andre Miller - The Penguin
Yao Ming - The Dynasty, The Wall, The Great Wall, Shaqie Chan
Cuttino Mobley - Cat
Nazr Mohammed - The Prophet
Jamario Moon - The Screwdriver, Super Jamario, Apollo 33
Adam Morrison - Stache, Pornstache, Mo, Ammo
Alonzo Mourning - Zo
Ronald Murray - Flip
Dikembe Mutombo - Mt Mutombo, Cookie Monster, Deke

N
Bostjan Nachbar - Boki
Eduardo Najera - The Flying Mexican
Steve Nash - Nashty, Hair Canada, Captain Canada
Juan Carlos Navarro - La Bomba
Jameer Nelson - Lightning
Rasho Nesterovic - ShoSho
Joakim Noah - Dr. No, The Noble One
Andres Nocioni - Chapu, Noch, The Glue Factory
Dirk Nowitzki - Diggler, Batman, Irk

O
Fabricio Oberto - Fabio
Lamar Odom - The Goods, Odominator
Emeka Okafor - EO-50, Blackula, Oak Tree
Mehmet Okur - Memo, Money Man
Patrick O'Bryant- Notorious P.O.B.
Jermaine O'Neal - JO
Shaquille O'Neal - Shaq, The Diesel, Shaq-Fu, Big Aristotle, Wilt
Chamberneezy, Officer Shaq, Big Daddy, The Big Baryshnikov, Dr. Shaq,
The Big Cactus
Travis Outlaw - Trout

P
Anthony Parker - AP
Tony Parker - TP, Mr. Longoria
Ruben Patterson - The Kobe Stopper, The Nanny Stopper
Chris Paul - CP3
Oleksiy Pecherov - The White Hole
Kendrick Perkins - Perk, Swamp Thang
Morris Peterson - Mo-Pete, MP3
Paul Pierce - The Truth, P-Sqaured
Mickael Pietrus - MP2, Air France
Eric Piatkowski - The Polish Rifle
James Posey - The X-Factor, Po-Po
Tayshaun Prince - Prince of The Palace, Tay
Joel Pryzbilla - The Vanilla Gorilla, Ghostface

R
Vladimir Radmanovic - Radman
Zach Randolph - Z-Bo
Michael Redd - Redd Hot, Silky, Max
JJ Reddick - The Poet
Luke Ridnour - Frodo, The Mop, Cool Hand Luke, Lucky Luke
Jason Richardson - J-Rich
Quentin Richardson - Q-Rich
Nate Robinson - Nate The Great, Krypto-Nate
Sergio Rodriguez - Spanish Chocolate
Derrick Rose - D-Rose, Pooh
Malik Rose - Shaq of The NAC
Quinton Ross - Q-Ross
Brandon Roy - The Natural, The Golden Boy, B-Roy, The Blade
Kareem Rush - K-Rush

S
John Salmons - Buck
Brian Scalabrine - Veal, Scal, The Ginger Ninja
Mouhamed Sene - Flavor Flav
Bobby Simmons - Chinese Food
Craig Smith - Cookie, Cookie Monster, Jax, The Rhino
Josh Smith - J-Smoove
J.R. Smith - The Prodigy
Eric Snow - E-Snow, The Snowman
Darius Songalia - Gypsy Number 9
Jerry Stackhouse - Stack
DeShawn Stevenson - The Lock Smith, Poppa Smurf
Amare Stoudamire - Stat
Rodney Stuckey - RS3, Hot Rod
Robert Swift - Big Redhead
Stromile Swift - Stro
Wally Szczerbiak - Wally World

T
Sebastian Telfair - Bassy, Seabass, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Seba
Jason Terry - JT, The Jet
Eton Thomas - Uncle Eton
Kenny Thomas - K9
Kurt Thomas - Dirty
Tim Thomas - T-Tom
Tyrus Thomas - Free Money, TNT, T-Time
Alando Tucker - Doe
Hedo Turkoglu - Glu, Turk, Turkey Glue

V
Anderson Varejao - Wild Thing, Sideshow Bob
Charlie Villanueva - Skillanueva, CV, CV3, C-Elite, Big Smooth
Sasha Vujacic - The Machine

W
Dwyane Wade - D-Wade, Flash, Pookie
Antoine Walker - 'Toine, Employee #8, A & W
Ben Wallace - Big Ben, Beast from The East, The Body
Gerald Wallace - G-Force, Crash
Rasheed Wallace - Sheed, Roscoe
Luke Walton - Little Wheats
Hakim Warrick - Hak, Helicopter
Martell Webster - The Definition
Bonzi Wells - The Bonz
David West - D-West, The X-Factor, DX
Delonte West - Red, Redz, Donuts
Aaron Williams - A-Train
Deron Williams - D-Will, Kingpin, Slick, D-Nasty
Jason Williams - J-Dub, J-Will, White Chocolate
Mo Williams - The Hitman
Shelden Williams - The Landlord
Julian Wright - Ju-Ju, Rapto


Reply to Sam Fewster
 
02:48PM, Thu 28 May 2009
OK - smartass - what about NBL?

Phil Smyth - The General
Shane 'The Hammer' Heal
The junkyard dog
etc
Reply to Andy Collins
 
02:49PM, Thu 28 May 2009
what's your fav on the loooong list above?
Reply to Andy Collins
 
02:56PM, Thu 28 May 2009
NBL:

Mike McKay - Swish Mike Mackay
Mark Davis - Chairman of the Boards
Al Green - The Mean Machine
Leroy Loggins - Leapin Leeeerrrrooooy Llloogggggiinnnnsss
Paul Maley - The Mailman
Paul Rees - Big Sexy
Chris Blakemore - The Hulk
Willi Simmons - Big Wille
Brett Wheeler - Wonky Wheeler



Reply to Sam Fewster
 
08:40PM, Thu 28 May 2009
Prz - The Vanilla Gorilla the best here.

The boxers always have the best, often creative and descriptive (basic derivations of the name are just plain boring and shouldn't be considered nicknames, eg: Arch!)

Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis
Davarryl "Touch of Sleep" Williamson
"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler
Michael "Second to" Nunn
Mike "The Body Snatcher" McCallum
Hands of Stone (Roberto Duran)
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter - good film
The Boston Tar Baby (Sam Langford)
The Boxing Banker (Calvin Brock)
The Brockton Blockbuster (Rocky Marciano)
The Brown Bomber (Joe Louis)
The Cinderella Man (James Braddock) - better film
The Easton Assassin (Larry Holmes)
The Golden Boy (Oscar de la Hoya)

Darts have some good ones

Ben "The Peanut" Binnersley
Sam "Twelve Pint Messiah" Williams (love it)
Ted 'The Count' Hankey

Best in basketball

Dominique "The Human Highlight Film" Wilkins
Pete "Pistol Pete" Maravich
Charles "The Round Mound of Rebound" Barkley
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Karl Malone, "The Mailman"
The Answer
His Heinous (Bill Laimbeer)


Notable Others

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson
Mark 'Afganistan' Waugh - The forgotten war
Craig 'The Walrus' Stadler - He really did look like a Walrus
The Shark
The Goldn Bear
Brett 'Bing' Lee - After the Chemist chain in NSW
Eric 'The Eel' Mousambambi
Eddie 'The Eagle'
Justin Plapp - 'Smear'
Matt Hilder from the Cronulla Sharks is known as "Waltzing"
Steve Larkham, though, was apparently known as "The Pope" on the grounds "he wouldn't pass the pill"
Kevin 'Hungry' Bartlett
Martin 'Chariots' Offiah
Babe Ruth
Refrigerator (William Perry)
One Size (Fitz Hall)


What about team monickers?
Why is it when the AFL have rivalry round they don't bring these back?

Brissie could be the Gorilla's for a day,
The Roos, the ShinBoners,
The Cats, the Pivotonians (boring isn't it)
The Dees, The Mayblooms
The Swans the Blood Stained Angels or Bloods and the best of the lot -
Essendon - The blood stained niggers (how do reckon that would go down!)

Best overall - the NZ Badminton team - The Blackcocks - I kid you not!
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