Top Ten Definitively Worst NBA Nicknames
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Do you really want to be called Boobie, Pooh, or Bimbo? Really?
Here are the worst of the worst. If you're looking for a nickname on the blacktop do not ask one of these ballers for advice. I repeat, do NOT ask one of these NBA players. Here you go, the 10 worst NBA nicknames ever.
#10 Harold "Baby Jordan" Minor
Yes, he could leap through the roof, but with his NBA career only lasting 4 seasons comparisons to Jordan seem a bit absurd.
#9 Jameer "Crib Midget" Nelson
It's hard to view this nickname as anything but offensive. We know it's playful, but this one is simply weird.
#8 Vernel "Bimbo" Coles
We can only hope this isn't the type of nickname that got passed on to his daughters. What kind of grown man wants people calling him Bimbo to his face.
#7 Craig "Eggs" Ehlo
It's tough to be a dominating force in the NBA with a nickname like Eggs, but Ehlo actually managed quite a respectable NBA career. Ehlo reported got the nickname from John Lucas because when they played together in Houston they would play one-on-one for breakfast.
#6 Damon "The World's Greatest Shooter" Jones
I am a believer in positive thinking, but this just ridiculous. Jones isn't even in the top 10,000 NBA shooters of all time, let alone #1. Lucky for him though, he made another prestigious list. With a self-dubbed nickname like this, he was destined for the Worst Nickname List.
#5 David "DaWhite Howard" Lee
Anytime your nickname is referencing how you are the white version of a great black player you have the recipe for a Top 10 Worst Nickname. David Lee does not disappoint. Yeah, Dwight Howard is a beast in the game and Lee has his moments, but lets not get carried away her folks.
#4 Sasha "The Machine" Vujacic
The only way this nickname works is if his ex-girlfriend and mega-hot tennis pro / model Maria Sharapova gave it to him. She didn't and he rides the pine, so take it easy there Sasha. Your first name is feminine enough, don't try to overcompensate with your forced nickname.
#3 "Pooh" Richardson
I'm not sure what could be more demeaning than pooh. This Timberwolve's nickname is literally calling himself pooh, as in shit. Not The shit, just shit.
Although we are a fan, we have to say we don't want to be called Boobiey all day long. Just think of the scenarios: "Looking good Boobie. Use your head Boobie. Do you need some water Boobie." It just seems wrong.
#1 Corey "Bad Porn" Maggette
The logic behind this one actually makes sense if the judgment does not. Corey apparently got the nickname "Bad Porn" because of his ability to penetrate the oppositions defense at will, so for all that penetration people started calling him Bad Porn. Yuck.Read More
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is upset with his diminished role in the fourth quarter of games.Howard told FOX Sports he wants more touches in crunch time, after he had only six possessions in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 99-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks – one coming off an offensive rebound. He scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the victory.”I do want the ball more in the fourth quarter,” Howard told FOX Sports after the game.”I want to become a closer. The only way you get there is by getting the ball and have coach have the confidence in giving me the ball.”
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Dwight Howard must shut up and play.
Howard hasn’t handled his pending free agency well, too often commenting on his status with the Orlando Magic to the media.
The end result: Howard, who was once one of the NBA’s most popular players, has taken criticism because his future has become a distraction for the Magic.
After a win against the Milwaukee Bucks, he gripped about not being the club’s closer during crunch time. Well, closers have to make free throws, and Howard is connecting on just 49% of attempts from the line.
So Magic coach Stan Van Gundy should continue running fourth quarter sets through Jason Richardson, Jameer Nelson, and others.
Howard must check his ego, shut up, and play.
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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: What’s worse? To get your ankles broken by an aging veteran or to have your teammates taunt you for it?
Welcome to J.J. Redick’s world. The former Duke star was mocked by his Orlando Magic brethren for getting crossed over by the Washington Wizards’ Kirk Hinrich.
While Hinrich isn’t exactly And1 material, Redick could still do without Jameer Nelson recreating the play –even if the Magic were up by 25 in the third quarter.
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After Monday's game between the two teams, Magic general manager Otis Smith questioned the toughness of the Celtics."They act tough," Smith said. "They're not really tough. They act tough."
Sources near Magic say guard Jason Williams unhappy with situation, trying to be patient with Otis Smith, wants a trade or his release.
Reserve PG Jason Williams was on the Magic's active roster Saturday, but he didn't dress because he continues to be bothered by problems with his left foot. Williams, 35, said doctors have told him that he suffers from arthritis in the foot, and Williams is concerned because the discomfort hasn't subsided over the last month and a half.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Is it the end for White Chocolate? Or is it a new beginning?
There are differing reports on the future of Orlando Magic point guard Jason Williams. One report has him asking for his release because he’s behind Jameer Nelson, Gilbert Arenas, and Chris Duhon. The other has him retiring due to arthitis in his foot.
Either way, his time with the Magic is likely ending. If healthy and available, a contender will show interest.
Williams is more than behind the back dimes and circus moves. He once had the league’s top assist-to-turnover ratio, started for the 2006 world champion Miami Heat, and had veteran sideline boss Hubie Brown dub him the smartest player he ever coached.
Hopefully, he gets meaningful minutes somewhere. Williams, a fan favourite, deserves nothing less.
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They watched themselves on video and didn't like how they behaved. They weren't running hard. They weren't playing smart.
"We're usually the team that's out running, getting easy baskets -- they were doing it," said Magic center Dwight Howard on Monday after reviewing his 3-for-10 shooting, seven-turnover performance in a Game 1 loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference finals. "It's about effort. These types of games, the closer you get to the NBA Finals, it's more about effort than anything."
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