De'Aaron Fox Confirms 'Swipa' Nickname Is Inspired by 'Dora the Explorer'

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2017
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De'Aaron Fox's nickname, "@swipathefox," is inspired by his basketball skills...and Dora the Explorer. #NBADraft https://t.co/29RjMClOk8

De'Aaron Fox's nickname is "Swipa."

The connection—a nod to Swiper the Fox from the popular children's show Dora the Explorer—seemed too good to be true.

You know, this guy:

On Monday night, the NBA lottery-bound guard confirmed to Jeff Eisenband of ThePostGame that the origin of the moniker is, in fact, Nickelodeon.

Fox began by saying that when he was in fourth or fifth grade, he used to get a lot of on-ball steals (shocking, right?): "One of my friend's dad just started calling me Swipa—you know, Swiper the Fox from Dora," Fox continued. "It just kind of stuck. And I liked it, everybody likes the tag, so I just ran with it. And Swiper is probably trademarked, so I can't use that. ... Swipa's good for me."


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