Picking a New Nickname for Every Top 20 NBA Star

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Picking a New Nickname for Every Top 20 NBA Star
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LBJ and KD need better monikers.

The NBA's best players could use some new nicknames.

As the Internet community pushes for Kevin Durant to be the Slim Reaper (though he actually hates it), it has brought to light the dearth of inventive monikers in the Association today.

Some of the most dominant and most popular basketball talents on the planet don't have real nicknames at all; fans either refer to these stars by abbreviations of their full names or by some combination of initials.

Let's fix that scarcity of creativity and fill the void. And let's give the great players with nicknames to match some new ones, too. They don't need them, but nicknames are fun, so why not?

Apologies to Chris Bosh, Tim Duncan, Marc Gasol, Roy Hibbert, Andre Iguodala and Kyrie Irving, who all came close to receiving new nicknames here but just missed the cut.

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