Insanely Creative New Nicknames for Each Member of the L.A. Lakers

Danny Dukker@DannyDukkerCorrespondent IIDecember 17, 2012

Insanely Creative New Nicknames for Each Member of the L.A. Lakers

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    Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has one of the most well known nicknames in the sports world. "The Black Mamba" is the perfect nickname for the calculating and deadly player that Kobe is.

    Nonetheless, it's kind of boring isn't it? The same goes for Dwight Howard, also known as "Superman".

    It's time for some new nicknames to add some excitement to the Lakers. Now let's get started.

Steve Nash: The Nashional Treasure

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    Let's face it, everyone loves Steve Nash. While I think Canada views him as more of a treasure than most Americans, we still appreciate his abilities.

    Besides, the only other nickname I could think of was "The Assistant", but that's only because the word assist is in it.

Kobe Bryant: The Italian Stallion

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    Okay, this is a throwback. Kobe was born in Philadelphia, so there is a tiny Rocky connection there. He also spent a lot of his childhood years in Italy and is fluent in Italian.

    Let's go back to Rocky, though. Kobe is known to take a whole lot of punches throughout the season, but he plays through all the pain.

    There are very few injuries that will keep Kobe out of the game, and the same thing is true for Rocky. I think that's enough qualification.

Metta World Peace: The People's Elbow

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    This was a pretty easy one. Why did I pick this? Good question, there is one major reason. Other then that, I felt like his nickname needed to have a certain "punch "to it.

    Don't think it's too hard to make this one stick.

Pau Gasol: Sweetness

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    For anyone familiar with Pau Gasol's style of play, they will understand this choice. He is one of the softest players in the league, and his nickname needed to show that.

    The other side to it is that his play is completely reliant on finesse, and this name works for that too—perfect name.

Dwight Howard: Looney Tunes

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    Howard has one of the goofiest personalities in the NBA. I considered calling him "Brickhouse" based on his problems at the free-throw line, but I went the high road.

    Howard went from Superman to Looney Tunes. The first one is because of his ridiculous athletic abilities, and the second based on his personality.

    It was a pretty easy name to come up with.

Antawn Jamison, Jordan Hill, Darius Morris, Jodie Meeks: The Other Guys

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    "Let's be honest, we all wanna be superstars, but at the end of the day, the real heroes, the ones who make it happen are the day-in-day-outers, the mutt-grinders—c'mon, you know who I'm talking about: The Other Guys.

    There's nothing else that needs to be said.

Steve Blake and Chris Duhon: Thing 1 and Thing 2

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    Thing 1 and Thing 2 both cause mischief that teaches the reader a lesson. Well, when Steve Blake and Chris Duhon stepped in, it was very apparent the Lakers needed Steve Nash back.

    In terms of mischief, playing badly counts as far as I am concerned.

Robert Sacre, Devin Ebanks, Earl Clark, Darius Johnson-Odom: The Ninja Turtles

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    They specialize in being incognito, so if you have seen one of them on the court, there is a problem. They rarely come out on game day and are instead seen in only practice and the bench.

    Only during the absolute worst times can they be seen by regular people, and it's usually not very pretty. Alright, I'm going to stop, but here are The Ninja Turtles!

    Thank you for reading and please leave your thoughts in the comments below!


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