(Michael ‘Captain Marvel’ Jordan?!)
Basketball Reference is really the bible of basketball. That web site has each stat you may probably think about on it, and I take advantage of it consistently when researching for articles.
This frivolous article isn’t any exception, as one other enjoyable factor that web site does is it lists each nickname a participant has ever been known as, irrespective of how uncommon or obscure it’s. And boy did we discover some uncommon and obscure ones.
You suppose you’re an enormous NBA fan and know just about all there’s to know in regards to the league? Guess a few of these nicknames for these large time NBA gamers didn’t make it on to your radar.
Michael Jordan – Cash, Black Cat, Mr. June, Captain Marvel, Gang Boss (in China)
Guess you didn’t know probably the most well-known basketball participant of all-time’s first nickname within the NBA wasn’t Air or Air Jordan, however fairly Captain Marvel? Apparently Jordan didn’t approve of it and put the kibosh on it. When he was a child he was referred to as Black Cat, and Nike even named the Air Jordan 13s that. Cash, Mr June and Gang Boss are mainly self explanatory.
Stephen Curry – Fucks the Sky/Skyfucker
You possibly can’t actually discover a extra G-rated NBA star than Stephen Curry (aside from his gross mouthguard habits). He seems to be like a child, isn’t lined in tattoos and lives a scandal free life.
But, regardless of all this, the Chinese NBA fans have given him the foul, but acceptable, nickname(s) of “Fucks the Sky” or “Skyfucker.” Applicable nickname, however doubt we’ll see a pair of Below Armours named that (and apparently this moniker is just too scandalous for Basketball Reference to checklist additionally).
Nik Stauskas – Sauce Castillo
Sadly my fellow Canuck Nik Stauskas didn’t make a lot of an impression in his NBA profession (he’s really out of the league presently and is enjoying in Spain).
Nevertheless, his quick NBA run did produce one of many biggest nicknames of all-time – Sauce Castillo. A clueless shut captioning operator dubbed him that in a telecast of a recreation, and the title caught.
Charles Barkley – The Prince of Pizza, Boy Gorge, The Flying Pig (China)
Sir Charles and The Spherical Mound of Rebound are his most well-known names, however China comes via as soon as once more with my favourite – The Flying Pig. However I gained’t be calling him that to his face anytime quickly.
Scottie Pippen – Second Finest Below Heaven
China once more. And what a becoming nickname that is. Not a lot else to say.
Magic Johnson – Buck, E.J. the Deejay
Some individuals won’t even know Magic Johnson’s actual first title is Earvin (Earvin Johnson Jr), contemplating he’s mainly solely recognized by his nickname, Magic.
However what if he was by no means coined Magic? How about if he was recognized by his lesser recognized names as an alternative, like E.J. the Deejay or Buck (quick for Younger Buck, which was given to him by veteran teammates when he was a excessive strung rookie)?
J.R. Smith – The Nerve Knife/The Psychotic Blade
Again to the East for one more becoming, and humorous, nickname. J.R. Smith is named The Nerve Knife or The Psychotic Blade for his maddening inconsistency. His teammates are positive to vouch for that.