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  1. Workshopping a nickname for Miami's trio

    Henry Abbott

    A good nickname emerges organically over time, I heard. That's partly true, but that's also partly what people who don't come up with nicknames think. One way or another, some clever person has to dream it up, and other people have to nod, smil...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  2. Monday Mini- Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    It's shameful that the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh trio does not yet have a nickname. We can fix this. Submit your suggestions to me on Twitter @TrueHoop and I'll blog about them soon. Making sense of Toronto re-vamp, courtesy of Rapto...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  3. Behold the Fropez

    Henry Abbott

    P.A. Molumby/NBAE/Getty Images The hair of Robin Lopez has earned its own nickname. By and large the Lakers have outplayed the Suns in the Western Conference finals. But with a few minutes left before halftime, Alvin Gentry put his starters back in...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    You ever wonder where NBA nicknames come from? There's actually a minor deity that creates them from scratch, and bestows them in dramatic fashion. Not all assists are created equal. If I draw a double-team in the lane, and shovel a pass to an unco...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer: "It never was a very good nickname. And now, Charlotte's NBA franchise can get rid of it. With Michael Jordan in as the Charlotte Bobcats' new owner and Bob Johnson out, there's no reason to call the team the '...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  6. The NBA Team Winning this Off-Season: The Bears

    Henry Abbott

    By that I mean, not some cutesy nickname for the Grizzlies. I mean: People who are pessimistic about the economy. As we tiptoe into free agency, I'm feeling there are plenty of signs that big-dollar NBA contract offers will be precious and rar...

    Blog | June 30, 2009
  7. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Barkley's second favorite nickname, after the "Round Mound of Rebound:" "The Crisco Kid." I think "Ton of Fun" is pretty fantastic, too. Cub Buenning on SLAM's website, quoting Byron Scott about physical...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  8. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Drew Gooden is my kind of guy: Hair thinning to the point of having to shave the whole dome. Lang Whitaker of SLAM spills the beans that Gooden's macho, Jordanesque hairline had earned him the nickname "Recede Wallace." Also, an update on Gooden's on...

    Blog | October 31, 2008
  9. Get Your "Redeem Team" Tankinis Right Here

    Henry Abbott

    Writing for Slate, Tommy Craggs has some pretty amazing insight into the "Redeem Team" and its place in the world of commerce: On Aug. 11, USA Basketball formally sought to trademark the nickname "Redeem Team," including, in its application, a list ...

    Blog | August 22, 2008
  10. Now Baby Legs Plays D

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Tillery of SLAM talks to Philadelphia rookie Thaddeus Young, who has been playing so well lately: MT: Well you had a nice game today. I gotta come up with some kind of nickname for you because of your skills around the rim ... TY: (Laughs) A...

    Blog | March 27, 2008
  11. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    My neighbors have an unusual name for their dog. They call it ... "dog." J.R. Smith's friends used that same kind of imagination in coming up with the nickname "Youngrich." Why do they call him that? Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News explains...

    Blog | November 30, 2007
  12. Love is in the Air in San Antonio

    Henry Abbott

    Matthew Powell of the Spurs' blog Pounding the Rock (name inspired by this quote) is feeling the love this morning. One thing he loves is the cold new nickname he invented for Tim Duncan: I love that Tim shot the ball horribly but still finished +6 ...

    Blog | June 15, 2007
  13. It's Not Too Late to Save Tyrus Thomas from a Bad Nickname

    Henry Abbott

    T2, T-squared, TT, TyTy ... Tyrus Thomas might like one of those nicknames, but I'm not feeling any of them. This is a player who travels to and from space during the 48 minutes of an NBA game. He's impossible not to watch. If there are ...

    Blog | May 08, 2007
  14. The Original Agent Zero

    Henry Abbott

    Jamie Mottram, czar of Fanhouse, e-mailed a million bloggers with this link, to a little-known Marvel mutant called Agent Zero. It's time to get to know the man with Gilbert Arenas' nickname, as described by Marvel: Powers Agent Zero is a mutant...

    Blog | March 08, 2007
  15. A Letter to LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Author Dax-Devlon Ross has penned a letter to LeBron James. It's a rare cultural document, especially in that it meaningfully references both Ralph Nader and Allen Iverson without skipping a beat. Ross even proposes a new nickname: G.I. James. The le...

    Blog | March 06, 2007
  16. Nate Jones on And1 Ball

    Henry Abbott

    Jones on the NBA: "there are some aspects of basketball that are kind of thrown out the window in the And 1 league. For startersa€¦the rules!" Then there's this about nicknames: The funniest aspect of And 1 basketball for me is the racial stereotypi...

    Blog | February 07, 2006