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NBA

Kevin Durant’s New Nickname Is Why We Don’t Let Athletes Pick Their Own Nicknames

kevin durant nicknameDeep down, “The Servant” knows that he’s actually the “Slim Reaper.” The sooner he accepts it, the better off we’ll all be.


NBA

Are You Allowed To Pick Your Own Nickname?: Kevin Durant Edition

slim reaperTurns out Kevin Durant doesn’t love his new nickname as much as the Internet does. Will the Internet care?


Weird But True

Here Are The 5 Worst Rejected Sports Nicknames Ever. They’re Beyond Awful.

These team names would have been so, so awful. Let’s make fun of them.


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Dwyane Wade’s Self-Appointed Nickname “WOW” Is Why Nicknames Are Not Self-Appointed

Did you know that Dwyane Wade is no longer “The Flash?” Not sure when that happened, but apparently it did. And that means Wade has been nickname-less for over two years now, a situation which he recently rectified. Lifting directly from his shoe company, Li-Ning, which has branded his line with the slogan “Way Of Wade,” Wade isn’t mincing words.


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It’s Important That You Know Demaryius Thomas And Eric Decker Call Themselves “Black And Decker”

Rick Reilly doesn’t do many things well for us nowadays, but unearthing the amazing nickname Broncos receiving duo Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker have for themselves counts for something.


NFL

Everyone Has Already Nicknamed Big Ben’s Newborn Child “Little Ben”

How creative. Granted his name is Benjamin Jr., but still. We will admit that it’s better than Titus Young putting “Sr.” on his jersey – you know, not to be confused with his months old baby. But everyone is really jumping on this “Little Ben” train.


NFL

Osi Umenyiora Concedes: OK, He’s Not Bob Griffin Anymore

The RG3 love fest rolls on this week, with a little bit of admiration for the rookie quarterback now coming from an unexpected place. Read more after the jump.


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Chris Berman’s Nickname For Cardinals Pitcher Fernando Salas: “Tossed Salas.” Yeah.

If there’s one thing Chris Berman likes to do, it’s give athletes “funny” pun nicknames. As you’ll see, this doesn’t always go well.


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