Friday, February 15, 2008
I feel bad for players who get saddled with lousy nicknames. Or players who get stuck with one joke about their haircut that gets repeated a million times by lazy writers who can't think of anything better. I cringe whenever I hear Nowitzki (seven-time all-star, league MVP, franchise player) referred to as "Dirk Diggler." Good one! Calling Kyle Korver by the name of the doofus actor from "That 70s Show" is so old that even pointing out that it's old is at this point old.
Complaining about bad nicknames is old too, I guess. But damn it, the Garbage Time All-Stars are gonna crank up the old Name-Forge of Destiny from time to time and see if we can't come up with something a little better for the unique stars of the NBA. Keep an eye on our minty-fresh art blog for further nickname outbreaks.