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Old 02-17-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

someone needs to come up with real names
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

CB4 is this Chris Bosh?
CP3 is this Chris Paul?

The only acronym name I like is AK47.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

CP3 at least has a reason most people don't know about. It rhymes and his dad Charles wore 1, his older brother CJ wore 2. so he is CP3

I don't get the CB4
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

ak47 is the only good one in this category

these kind of nicknames piss me off too.
what about Cwebb, Jkidd, KG. these are just their initials. weak nicknames as well.

it seems like we have a new nickname in the making though
Dwight "Superman" Howard
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

regardless of it just being initials i still think that "A.I." is a good nickname it has just seems to fit him well.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:49 PM   #6
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

What about "The Answer" for Allen Iverson or "The Truth" for Paul Piece? I always thought the were kinda cool, I don't know the meanings behind them, if they have meanings at all. I liked "Vinsanity" for Vince Carter too.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:07 PM   #7
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

I thought shaq was the original Superman. But he also have, the Diesel and the man of steel.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:18 PM   #8
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CP3 at least has a reason most people don't know about. It rhymes and his dad Charles wore 1, his older brother CJ wore 2. so he is CP3

I don't get the CB4

Comedy classic "Cell Block 4" starring Chris Rock. Since Bosh's number was 4, he started getting called CB4 by Chuck Swirsky, who has also mentioned the movie before.

And I agree, it's a pretty weak nickname.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:30 PM   #9
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

damn like I said before ISH geeks will complain about anything
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:39 PM   #10
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Don't ****ing hate on CB4
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:14 AM   #11
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What about "The Answer" for Allen Iverson or "The Truth" for Paul Piece? I always thought the were kinda cool, I don't know the meanings behind them, if they have meanings at all. I liked "Vinsanity" for Vince Carter too.

Shaq said after Paul Pierce played him "That man is the fucking truth" or something like that.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:16 AM   #12
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Don't ****ing hate on CB4
Beat me to it, was just about to post that.

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Old 02-18-2008, 12:25 AM   #13
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

Yeh, I think the only one that works is CP3.

I also liked D-12 for Dwight Howard...DH12 killed me for some reason, KB24 and CB4 are especially bad, lacks imagination, especially when Kobe already has a killer nickname
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:37 AM   #14
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

Yeah players need actual nicknames, initials followed by a number is just stupid, AK47 doesn't fall into this category because the AK47 is a russian made rifle, so that one is pretty cool.

Football and other sports are doing the same thing now, L.T. for LaDainian Tomlinson, T.D. for Terrell Davis, T.O. for Terrell Owens, and don't forget lame ones like B-Marsh for Brandon Marshall.

What ever happened to real nicknames? "Babe" Ruth, "Tombstone" Jackson, "The Galloping Ghost", "Too-Tall" Jones, "Pistol" Pete, I could go on and on, nicknames nowadays have no creativity, I blame ESPN and TNT, all of their writing is TERRIBLE.
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Default Re: Anyone else here sick of lame NBA nicknames like CB4, CP3, etc?

I always use MJ when referring to Mike James
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