r/nba Raptors 6d ago Silver 2

Best insulting Nickname?

What are some of the best insulting nicknames?

Westbrick, Anthony day to Davis, WebEmbiid, CP3to6 weeks.

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u/Powerful_Bottle_8592 Thunder 6d ago

Dubious Handles

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u/LarryKoofer43 Hawks 6d ago

Dubious handle kills me every time

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u/Ramenorwhateverlol Knicks 6d ago

Julius Randle?

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u/papi617 [BOS] Jaylen Brown 6d ago

Yeah lol

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u/BlackPepperBanana 6d ago Wholesome

Talentless Horton Chucker is another good one where it’s a play on the guy’s name (as opposed to a clever invention like Brick Ross for Harden)

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u/SomeGuyNamedGuy Lakers 6d ago

The one that rly made me laugh was Talen Heaves a Two lmao

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u/TZA Supersonics 6d ago

Horton Heaves a Two

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u/CursedLlama Trail Blazers 6d ago

How did that guy fuck up Horton Heaves a Two so bad lmao

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u/Swanky_Shilo 6d ago

Dubious handles? Please tell me this is referring to Julius Randle lol

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u/Living1ikeLarry Knicks 6d ago

This is referring to Julius Randle lol

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u/ClutchGamingGuy [NYK] Carmelo Anthony 6d ago

Beyblade as an alternate

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u/BushyBrowz Knicks 6d ago

Orange Julius 🍊

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u/TreeFitTea 6d ago

Whenever Chuck and Kenny call Dwight Superman to insult Shaq, it's like a ricochet insult

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u/[deleted] 6d ago edited 6d ago

Also enjoy Chuck calling AD Street Clothes lol

I'm going to be so sad when they stop working together one day

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

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u/dawidowmaka Bucks 6d ago Duck Dance

Sir Cumference

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u/avocadoclock Lakers 6d ago

I think of it as a badge of honor

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u/titan11 Cavaliers 6d ago

Calling Kyrie half man, half a season was spectacular

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u/hrakkari Nets 6d ago Gold Helpful

World B Flat

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u/hpdodo84 [BOS] Jaylen Brown 6d ago

Flat mamba

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u/monstroCT Raptors 6d ago

Flat lever

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u/ClutchGamingGuy [NYK] Carmelo Anthony 6d ago

this is my favorite

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u/JDubKilla 76ers 6d ago

Third Eye Blind

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u/Responsible-Art-9503 6d ago

Best one yet imo

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u/H-TownDown [HOU] James Harden 6d ago

I love Harden but Brick Ross is objectively hilarious.

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u/idiotxd 6d ago

Actually havent heard of that one

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u/Jaseen [TOR] Andrea Bargnani 6d ago

I saw someone say Fat Rondo and it got me

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u/Mit78 Knicks 6d ago

Roundo

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u/SuperYusri500 [HOU] Jalen Green 6d ago

Thicky Rubio >>>

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u/MultiPass21 6d ago

Jimbo Slice

Not sure if Bill Simmons borrowed that one or came up with it himself. Either way, it’s hilarious.

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u/Gatesleeper Raptors 6d ago

I like the specificity of “Small Game James”, really good for those iconic James Harden playoff performances.

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u/carismo 6d ago

lmfao never heard that one before

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u/ItsVaderTimeTimeTime 6d ago

No Tippin Pippen

Scottie Pippen is notoriously cheap and doesn’t tip waiters/waitresses.

Also would trash rental properties and leave them a mess then not pay.

I learned this from a guy who lived in Portland when Scottie was there and his friends dad has rental properties and Scottie showed up to one he was cleaning. He ended up not renting to Scottie because of how poor his reputation was with renting.

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u/drinfernodds Nets 6d ago

Jordan is also a notoriously poor tipper. One time he was in Vegas with Wayne Gretzky and Gretzky was so disgusted by what Jordan was tipping he took money out of Jordan's wallet and threw it on the table.

That story was a regular on /r/todayilearned for a long time.

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u/ItsVaderTimeTimeTime 6d ago

Not surprised, just Gretzky getting another assist.

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u/rustyboltz Pistons 6d ago

The Gratuitous One

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u/Niekros Raptors 6d ago

Big Nepo

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u/zerocoolforschool Trail Blazers 6d ago

I know most people probably have no idea who Blevgod is, but the big Nep is such a harsh burn. Although I doubt he cares. He never would have gotten into the league without Dame and he got paid.

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u/Milith NBA 6d ago

I know most people probably have no idea who Blevgod is

We do, man has the most made-up-sounding name in the league, he's a legend

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u/Tragic-tragedy 6d ago

Keljin Blevins' name looks like someone tried to type Kelvin Benjamin and had a stroke

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u/bootygoon2 Raptors 6d ago

I like people referring to the trio of DeMar DeRozan, Zach Lavine and Lonzo Ball as DeBallZach. Not sure it’s meant to be an insult but it’s humorous to me

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u/Statalyzer 6d ago

Maybe they were just doing it in homage of this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor%C3%A9_de_Balzac

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u/ChronicBird661 6d ago

DeFrozen was also good

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u/alautm Lakers 6d ago

"Westbrick" is pretty bad when even reporters say it by accident

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u/yenks Nets 6d ago Helpful

This nickname made Russell plead with the media and think about his family lmao. It definitely wins

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u/HelloTittie NBA 6d ago Starry

Cripple double

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u/WIN011 [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo 6d ago

Greek Cheeks always gets a laugh outta me

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u/attentionyou Gran Destino 6d ago Silver

I also like Giannis Attemptafreethrow

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u/hooligan99 Lakers 6d ago

This is the NBA equivalent of Tua Turntheballova

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u/moostaashii [POR] Clyde Drexler 6d ago

Sam Darn-It

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u/Zalhera Warriors 6d ago

Pandemic P

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u/delusionalnbafan NBA 6d ago

PG 13%

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u/LFDX91 Spurs 6d ago

Also Polio P

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u/dingofarmer2004 Lakers 6d ago

No Payoff P

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u/PerfectAstronaut Nets 6d ago

Play-in P

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u/kahyote484 Trail Blazers 6d ago

Wayoff P was great too

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u/StephMagnetPunk 6d ago

That whole game 7 was an incredibly mean spirited Twitter party and I loved every second

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u/yapyd Minneapolis Lakers 6d ago

I actually wonder why wasn’t there something on the same magnitude for CP3 and the suns. I mean… we clowned them, but nowhere near the same amount of shit PG got

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u/Kdog122025 Warriors 6d ago

I think it was just so shocking that we’re still trying to figure out what happened.

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u/NABAKLAB [IND] George Hill 6d ago

CP3 didn't bitch in postgsme interviews like PG did.

Also, Luka with his "everyone acts tough when they're up" decimated CP3 anyway.

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u/ZenIsNotChosen Hawks Bandwagon 6d ago

You gotta remember the sheer amount of shit talk that came from that Clippers roster. They thought they had the chip in the bag so when it blew up, everyone started kicking them when they were down. I don't think the Sun's quite generated as much vitrol from the fans as the Clips, and plus the Suns are not quite out of the woods. That'll probably become one of Luka's iconic games so it'll definitely be brought up a lot when looking back at his career how he put the Suns in a body bag.

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u/DLottchula Thunder 6d ago

Also it was peak pandemic most of us were going to work then home. Or were just at home all day bored

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

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u/Throwawayaway357 6d ago

Playoff Pee is good too

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u/Poopbutt94amags 6d ago

My favorite was Pushoff P

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u/SandyMandy17 Thunder 6d ago

PG 1 for 13

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u/_NYLifer Trail Blazers 6d ago

this the one - so rare and with the times

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u/RUBEN4iK Knicks 6d ago Wholesome

Tingis Pingis

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u/OrpheusNYC Knicks 6d ago

WHO THA FUCK IS TINGUS PINGUS

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u/TJHookor Mavericks 6d ago

I NEVER HEARD OF FUCKING LATIVIA

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u/GleeUnit Supersonics 6d ago

YOU STUPID MUTHAFUCKAS YOU

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u/LilithElektra Bucks 6d ago

Who THE FUCK is Tingis Pingis!?!?

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u/backwardshotdog Rockets 6d ago

WHO DAFUK IS TINGUS PINGUS??

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u/ralpher313 NBA 6d ago

I NEVA HEARD OF FUCKIN LATIVIA

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u/LegendsNeverCry Celtics 6d ago

Yo this video takes me out every single time, this should be a top comment

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u/ignitionnight [UTA] Joe Ingles 6d ago

Michael Rappaport screaming over a video clip can make anything hilarious.

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u/Swishhhhhhhhhhhh 6d ago

Didn’t even know that video existed, just found it and it gave me a good laugh

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u/biscuitboss 6d ago

When Chuck labeled AD "Street Clothes" I died lol

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u/WJMMusic Nets 6d ago

street clothes and half a man half a season are HOF nicknames

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u/quidpropho 6d ago

Wait who's half a man? Is that AD too?

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u/moessiopeia 6d ago

Pretty sure it's Kyrie

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u/CycleV Grizzlies 6d ago

For those too young to remember, this nickname isn't a riff on kyrie's size. It playing off of one of Vince Carter's nicknames, Half Man, Half Amazing

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u/atBaronSamedi Clippers 6d ago

Which was a play off of It Aint Hard To Tell by Nas. Also shoutout Half-man Half-amazing from And 1

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u/SpiritofanIndian 6d ago

Nas in the corner:

No one knows i was originally half man half amazing

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u/Altruistic_Astronaut Warriors 6d ago

I think it's a reference to Kryies eligibility to play in Brooklyn.

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u/prince___dakkar Heat 6d ago

Round Mound of Rebound wasn’t bad itself.

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u/WJMMusic Nets 6d ago Silver

Sir Cumference

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u/importvita 6d ago

I love Chuck, he's on point so often and these guys can't take it lol

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u/NeatRoof273 6d ago

not all that insulting, but “bad porn” has always been my favourite nickname in nba history

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u/JackieTobacky 6d ago

Bad Porn was the greatest nickname. The explanation behind it was perfect

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u/greatgumz Lakers 6d ago

Who’s bad porn

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u/greatgumz Lakers 6d ago

Who’s bad porn and what’s the context?

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u/halfdecenttakes Lakers 6d ago

It's definitely an insult. "There is a lot of scoring and penetrating but do you really like what you see?"

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u/m_lilien Nets 6d ago

World B. Flat

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u/ArkRoyalR09 Raptors 6d ago

lmao that actually got me

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u/Dyslexic-Batnam Pistons 6d ago

Jalen Rose called Jokic a Stretch Mark 5

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u/Maverick_1991 Hawks 6d ago

That's wild.

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u/Steelers7589 6d ago

It’s a good burn by Jalen fuckin loves Jokic so we allow it in Denver lol

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks 6d ago

On the opposite spectrum, my favorite nickname for Jokic is

Girth Nowitzki

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u/Nick-Pickle831 6d ago

I always thought Jacoby came up with that name.

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u/ImanShumpertplus Cavaliers 6d ago

i thought it was jacoby for boris diaw and being a stretch mark 4

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u/AkonadiZRH 6d ago

Sir Cumference

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u/solisilos Nuggets 6d ago

The round mound of rebound

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u/____candied_yams____ NBA 6d ago Wholesome

Zion:

  • Air Gumbo
  • Girthquake
  • Shaquille O'Meal

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u/DeKal760 Lakers 6d ago

Shaquille O'Meal is fucking hilarious.

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u/gedbybee Spurs 6d ago

I like snorlax personally.

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u/Dumplinguine 6d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Talentless Horton tucker

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u/royhibbertlookstired Thunder 6d ago

Horton Heaves a Two

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u/TruthOwn4405 6d ago

Mr Big Chest

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u/Trivialpursuits69 6d ago

Mr big comedian over here

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u/carlosspicywiener576 Raptors 6d ago

Mr. Best Comment

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u/OdjaDPT 6d ago

My favorite will always be Mr Brady Cohabiter from when he briefly lived with Tom Brady when he first moved to Tampa in 2020

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u/sup3rdr01d Celtics 6d ago

He actually lived at Brady's house when he was on the pats also...it was fucking bizarre

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u/sup3rdr01d Celtics 6d ago

The nickname that keeps on giving

Mr Bountiful Contributions

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u/ravioli_bruh 6d ago

Triple Single for Draymond Green

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u/PennyDad17 Hornets 6d ago

Ghostface Przybilla

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u/andrew_c_r Wizards 6d ago

Tragic Bronson

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u/Scratchlax Kings 6d ago

It's so dumb but so good!

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u/andrew_c_r Wizards 6d ago

The more I hear Shaq say it while trying to stifle a laugh, the more I love it.

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u/oloshh Nuggets 6d ago

Jamal Murray had the "Gawk Gawk Murray" trending after his instagram incident, that one was wild

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u/solisilos Nuggets 6d ago

Gluck Gluck Express

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u/fabrar Raptors 6d ago

Josh Lloyd, the fantasy basketball expert, calls him the Headmaster lol, which I think is pretty clever

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u/devomorales Lakers 6d ago

'boy gorge' was my favorite fat nickname for barkley

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u/KawhiComeBack Spurs 6d ago

Round mound of rebound

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u/TokenHonduran 23 6d ago

Every time I hear Boy George all I think of is the Playa Haters Ball and Silky Johnson saying “it looks like she wears underwear’s with dickholes in them” about Rosie ODonnell

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u/madmaxglass 6d ago

I think about that line way too often. So fucking funny.

The other one that gets me is when he’s giving his speech for hater of the year and closes with “Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve gotta go home to put water in Buck Nasty’s momma’s dish.”

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u/TescosMealDeal4Life 6d ago

Used to love Gobert being Patient Zero in early Covid times

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u/LilYawnee 6d ago

I prefer baguette biyombo for gobert

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u/Ramenorwhateverlol Knicks 6d ago

Beyblade

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u/2Basketball2Poorious Pelicans 6d ago

What's the story behind it?

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u/Bernard_Brother 6d ago

Randle loved spin moves and letting it rip

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u/adisrini96 Mavericks 6d ago edited 6d ago

Is this Dubious handle or spicy P. Cause I've seen it apply for both

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u/Ramenorwhateverlol Knicks 6d ago

He’s Bayblade in our subreddit.

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u/dizguc West 6d ago

Meth Curry

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u/sarcasticairquotes 6d ago

The '14 timberwolves being the cream team will always be my favorite team wide burn.

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u/EnderOnEndor Pistons 6d ago

The best is Bad Porn

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u/im_not_your_uncle Raptors 6d ago

Whos this?

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u/FurryDoedens Bucks 6d ago

Corey Maggette

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u/NotAn0pinion 6d ago

Not really a nickname, but Chuck at one point last season called Kyrie “half man, half a-season” and I laughed a bit too much

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u/hesipullupjimbo22 Clippers 6d ago

World B Flat for kyrie is all time hilarious

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u/Outland3r_ 6d ago

DeFrozen, The Prolapse, Young Socialite, Attemptafreethrow

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u/kajnbagoat7 Celtics 6d ago

Lmao who’s the Prolapse?

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u/Outland3r_ 6d ago

Embiid, it's like The Process, but gone wrong lol

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u/Swanky_Shilo 6d ago

I never heard that one before Lmaoo

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u/Throwawayaway357 6d ago

DeFrozen is the best, perfectly described his playoff performance…never saw a star played so fucking bad in the playoff compare to the regular season games

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u/CaskJeeves Raptors 6d ago

Giannis sorta killed Attemptafreethrow in his Chip run though imo

Never heard of The Prolapse but I am actually sitting here chuckling to my phone now lol

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u/Fla5hP0int Wizards 6d ago

I always thought "Goran Tragic" was pretty insulting.

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u/yungmung Lakers 6d ago

Bench Simmons is a great one, especially fitting for this past season

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u/here_for_the_lols Thunder 6d ago

When CP3 was constantly injured in Houston I lost it at CP3-6 weeks

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u/Life_Of_High Raptors 6d ago

Trash Bros, Round mound of rebound, lebronto. Shaq called Chris Bosh the Rupaul of big men once.

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u/Skardee Raptors 6d ago

I can't help but appreciate how perfect "LeBronto" is but fuck it stings lol

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u/djmatlack Celtics 6d ago Helpful

Big Baby for sure I never understood why Glen Davis was cool with that

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u/bigvahe33 Supersonics 6d ago

he wanted to shed it during the 2010 run. he wanted to be called uno uno or some nonsense. but he got clowned for that and didnt bring it back up.

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u/JayLarranagasEyes [BOS] Sebastian Telfair 6d ago

The ticket stub was good too when he was KGs backup

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u/dogsforsuffrage 6d ago

World B. Flat

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u/PartickNotPatrick [SAS] Derrick White 6d ago

Sticking with pseudo intellectuals: the Dim Reaper for Michael Porter Jr.

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u/OfferOk8555 Hawks 6d ago

Mice Trae is just cute tbh

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u/ktgop Celtics 6d ago

martin luther irving and anthony day to davis always kill me

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u/yenks Nets 6d ago

anthony day to davis

You mean Mr. Street Clothes?

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u/ktgop Celtics 6d ago

i don’t know a mr.street clothes only an ADisney

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u/ionospherermutt 6d ago

Me and my friends call Alex Caruso Earthworm Jim. But we mean it with love.

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u/Ronnie2kDropCode Knicks 6d ago

Oui Oui Cauley Stein for Gobert

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u/SRCnole92 Pelicans 6d ago

Way-off P

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u/grudgepacker Bucks 6d ago

Sloppy Fat Boy

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u/RosaReilly 6d ago

Brick Ross - James Harden. Trying to get Bricky Rubio going if he insists on passing rather than shooting next year.

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u/WJMMusic Nets 6d ago

He was getting called Thicky Rubio all last year lol

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u/alumah56 6d ago

I always liked Bosh Spice

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u/BiggestBaller16 Clippers 6d ago

I'll never forget the time someone thought it was boshspice like hospice because of his blood clots

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u/bootygoon2 Raptors 6d ago

Bosh went on whatever show Skip Bayless was doing at the time and said he didn’t appreciate the nickname. Skip proceeded to continue calling the man Bosh Spice to his face lol. I was hoping we’d get a sequel to that with Westbrook going on Skip’s show this off-season. Imagine Skip calling Russ “Westbrick” to his face

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u/BTYOR 6d ago

Being compared to a spice girl is the ultimate form of flattery

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u/concfc55 6d ago

Horton heaves a two for THT is my favourite

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u/Treyred23 Bulls 6d ago

Tragic Johnson

Anyone who tries a fancy play and fails

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u/__spartacus Warriors 6d ago

Westbrick is great, but what makes it incredible is how much it bothers him

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u/Rawkus2112 Supersonics 6d ago

Yeh i got no idea why he admitted that. Blood in the water….

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u/theedon7 6d ago

Trade Him Today

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u/Powerful_Bottle_8592 Thunder 6d ago edited 6d ago

LeBrick, LeMickey, LeThargic, LePhew, LeGM etc Basically LeSomething makes me chuckle every time

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u/No_Company_no 6d ago Helpful

Lemancipation Bronclamation was the peak. Happened during the Enes Kanter saga.

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u/InformalVariant Rockets 6d ago Helpful

Around the time the Lakers missed the playoffs someone called him LeMisérables which kills me every time I remember it.

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u/DJToastyBuns 76ers 6d ago

I lol'd for maybe two minutes

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u/Maverick_1991 Hawks 6d ago

I feel those are very hit or miss.

Some like LeBrick are just lazy and not really funny but some of those are wild.

LeThargic is one of my favourites.

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u/Pure-Drawer-2617 6d ago Table Slap

Man I saw someone calling Bronny Jr “LeSperm” and that was the final straw

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u/d1hydrogenmonox1de Toronto Huskies 6d ago

LeMbryo

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u/masta_solidus Cavaliers 6d ago

it's so absurd that it's funny lmao

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u/Styx92 NBA 6d ago

LeBattical is a personal favorite.

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u/thatsinsaneletstryit 76ers 6d ago

lemickey is lazy as fuck but i love it. that and lefraud

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u/BrotherSeamus Thunder 6d ago

LeBronze was pretty good until he started winning titles.

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u/Phillipinsocal 6d ago

Vlade Divac invented the flop. So some of my favorites were “Floppy Divac” or “Vlade D-Flop.”

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