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Fresno
07-18-2009, 09:10 PM
While interviewing Kevin Durant today he told me his new nickname is "Durantula". How awesome is that?

http://twitter.com/NBATVRick

Nice.

Better than Black Mamba, Nike better get the shirts printed up and promote this.

blastmasta26
07-18-2009, 09:12 PM
Durantula? Not feeling it.

Kakaroach
07-18-2009, 09:12 PM
Best nick-name since Agent 0. Does he have a sponsor yet? Nike better get on this.

NastyRud
07-18-2009, 09:22 PM
Too late. I already trademarked the name......J/K. But he better have or someone will steal it from him.

pippsux
07-18-2009, 09:25 PM
I was thinking "bones" .....:laugh:.....but "durantula" sounds like a drag queen's name, not feeling it.

NYKnickFanatic
07-18-2009, 09:26 PM
Lol, that is pretty sick. I like it.

blastmasta26
07-18-2009, 09:27 PM
I was thinking "bones" .....:laugh:.....but "durantula" sounds like a drag queen's name, not feeling it.
Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye are fighting for use of "Bones"

slaker619
07-18-2009, 09:40 PM
Makes No Sense IMO

superkegger
07-18-2009, 09:43 PM
I like it.

haircanada
07-18-2009, 09:45 PM
dayuummm thats one sexy *** name:D
lol at thye bones jokes;p

MPScribbles
07-18-2009, 09:45 PM
Durantula is pretty sick IMO. Very happy to hear that he was given this nickname as is the way things are supposed to be. This as opposed to just calling yourself black mamba. Kobe is such a douche.

Kakaroach
07-18-2009, 09:47 PM
Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye are fighting for use of "Bones" Austin Daye wins by a landslide lmao.

NastyRud
07-18-2009, 09:48 PM
Durantula is pretty sick IMO. Very happy to hear that he was given this nickname as is the way things are supposed to be. This as opposed to just calling yourself black mamba. Kobe is such a douche.

:clap:
Yep, you gotta earn your name, not just pick it. Unless you're the Big Diesel. :D

NastyRud
07-18-2009, 09:49 PM
Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye are fighting for use of "Bones"

I think his should be "All Daye" cause he's gonna be hitting them all day.

Raps18-19 Champ
07-18-2009, 09:49 PM
Doesn't roll off the tougue.

I was liking "The Kid".

Something like "Lightning" might make more sense seeing as how he is on the Thunder.

I can see Marv Albert using that.

MPScribbles
07-18-2009, 09:50 PM
:clap:
Yep, you gotta earn your name, not just pick it. Unless you're the Big Diesel. :D

I know that's right!

RollinDeep
07-18-2009, 09:50 PM
Never fails. Somewhere, someone, in every thread must note Kobe as a douche.

On topic, I'm undecided on it. Part of me likes the creativity, the other part can't get the feeling for it. It needs some time, or awesome marketing.

NastyRud
07-18-2009, 09:51 PM
Doesn't roll off the tougue.

I was liking "The Kid".

Something like "Lightning" might make more sense seeing as how he is on the Thunder.

I can see Marv Albert using that.

You might be onto something. KD Kid.

NastyRud
07-18-2009, 09:52 PM
[QUOTE=RollinDeep;10193360]Never fails. Somewhere, someone, in every thread most note Kobe as a douche.


Yep.
:clap::clap::clap:

B.JenningsMVP
07-18-2009, 09:52 PM
This has been his nickname since last year.

zo#33
07-18-2009, 10:01 PM
Sounds like a pokemon

MPScribbles
07-18-2009, 10:01 PM
Doesn't roll off the tougue.

I was liking "The Kid".

Something like "Lightning" might make more sense seeing as how he is on the Thunder.

I can see Marv Albert using that.

Kid is kinda generic. Bulls announcers used to call BJ Armstrong the kid and I'm sure most other teams in the league could give a similar account of their announcers dubbing some random player on their team's roster the kid. Durantula is beast!

RollinDeep
07-18-2009, 10:02 PM
Sounds like a pokemon

Lol. It probably is by now :P

bagwell368
07-18-2009, 10:04 PM
An opponent, teammate, writer, or coach should come up with a nick name - a player, his agent, and his press agent should be disallowed. Also wake me up when he does anything meaningful against anyone good for something that means anything, would you?

magichatnumber9
07-18-2009, 10:06 PM
Only players can give you a nickname. Ie Shaq calling Pierce the truth. That whole Black Mamba crap was media b.s.

CELTICS4LYFE
07-18-2009, 10:09 PM
ehhh im not really feeling that

blastmasta26
07-18-2009, 10:10 PM
An opponent, teammate, writer, or coach should come up with a nick name - a player, his agent, and his press agent should be disallowed. Also wake me up when he does anything meaningful against anyone good for something that means anything, would you?
Stay awake all next season, KD is going to break out and become an All-Star soon.

Chickenfin
07-18-2009, 10:18 PM
its a weird nickname

pippsux
07-18-2009, 10:25 PM
I miss the days of actually doing something in the league before getting a nickname. Durantula.....:laugh2: come on!

Bruno
07-18-2009, 10:40 PM
...eh, na.

RaiderLakersA's
07-18-2009, 10:42 PM
Durantula? Not feeling it.

me either

Highlight
07-18-2009, 10:44 PM
me either

Not feeling it either.

KD can do better than that. We all know he's a great talent and will only improve. He needs a legit nickname.

Kevin "Durantula" Durant, sounds.... eh =/

RaiderLakersA's
07-18-2009, 11:23 PM
I miss the days of actually doing something in the league before getting a nickname. Durantula.....:laugh2: come on!

Actually, it has nothing to do with the league and everything to do with the streets. Most reknowned ballers earned their flashy monikers on the black top. NBA players are just carrying that over into the game, as they have been for decades.

I'm not feeling Durantula any more than I'm feeling Durangutan or Doctor Duracell. Whatever name he takes, let's hope that his talent lives up to the billing.

Other names that I'm not feeling:

Kevin Up
Kevin 11
Kevinth Heaven
Kevvy Kev
KD(add number here)
Durant Durant
They Du-rant-rant-rant, They Du-rant-rant
Megatron
Papa Du Rant Rant
Twister
Kizzy My Hizzy
Rehashed Super Hero Name (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern)
Relatively unknown Super Hero Name (Space Ghost, Doomsday, Doctor Fate)
Scorpio
No Country (For Old Men)
Special K
Quickstop
King (add name here)

RollinDeep
07-18-2009, 11:32 PM
Actually, it has nothing to do with the league and everything to do with the streets. Most reknowned ballers earned their flashy monikers on the black top. NBA players are just carrying that over into the game, as they have been for decades.

I'm not feeling Durantula any more than I'm feeling Durangutan or Doctor Duracell. Whatever name he takes, let's hope that his talent lives up to the billing.

Other names that I'm not feeling:

Kevin Up
Kevin 11
Kevinth Heaven
Kevvy Kev
KD(add number here)
Durant Durant
They Du-rant-rant-rant, They Du-rant-rant
Megatron
Papa Du Rant Rant
Twister
Kizzy My Hizzy
Rehashed Super Hero Name (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern)
Relatively unknown Super Hero Name (Space Ghost, Doomsday, Doctor Fate)
Scorpio
No Country (For Old Men)
Special K
Quickstop
King (add name here)

Megatron? Rofl. Never heard that one.

Nighthawk
07-18-2009, 11:34 PM
DUMB


How about we call him Kevin Durant

HuRRiCaNeS324
07-18-2009, 11:37 PM
I was thinking "bones" .....:laugh:.....but "durantula" sounds like a drag queen's name, not feeling it.

:laugh2: i like "bones" for durant.

I would never call durant that hideous name, and who the hell gives themselves their own nickname. Let sportscenter do that for you.

HuRRiCaNeS324
07-18-2009, 11:40 PM
Actually, it has nothing to do with the league and everything to do with the streets. Most reknowned ballers earned their flashy monikers on the black top. NBA players are just carrying that over into the game, as they have been for decades.

I'm not feeling Durantula any more than I'm feeling Durangutan or Doctor Duracell. Whatever name he takes, let's hope that his talent lives up to the billing.

Other names that I'm not feeling:

Kevin Up
Kevin 11
Kevinth Heaven
Kevvy Kev
KD(add number here)
Durant Durant
They Du-rant-rant-rant, They Du-rant-rant
Megatron
Papa Du Rant Rant
Twister
Kizzy My Hizzy
Rehashed Super Hero Name (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern)
Relatively unknown Super Hero Name (Space Ghost, Doomsday, Doctor Fate)
Scorpio
No Country (For Old Men)
Special K
Quickstop
King (add name here)

LMAO papa du rant rant...wtf?

thephoenixson28
07-19-2009, 12:02 AM
Durantula sounds like a gay vampire or a ******** spider

DCB/LAL
07-19-2009, 12:05 AM
Durantula is pretty sick IMO. Very happy to hear that he was given this nickname as is the way things are supposed to be. This as opposed to just calling yourself black mamba. Kobe is such a douche.

Ha funny so much hate for Kobe that you mention him without the thread even being about him thats when you know your great!!!! Or maybe you love him so much you hate him but just haven't noticed???:shrug:

Anyways i guess its pretty cool "Durantula" i like!!:)

Nighthawk
07-19-2009, 12:07 AM
Durantula?? Its sounds like something a 7 year old would find amusing. This is a grown *** mans league. Think of something better than that

cowboyz180
07-19-2009, 12:07 AM
i dont think im feeling it...

Flash
07-19-2009, 01:13 AM
What about Flight 35

TheGsw
07-19-2009, 02:47 AM
Nike better sponsor him

Sean McG
07-19-2009, 02:54 AM
KD is probably my favourite player, but I don't think it's very good.. Just get Shaq to make something up.

Beno7500
07-19-2009, 02:56 AM
Ehhh

srfr4life
07-19-2009, 02:59 AM
Snore.

MPScribbles
07-20-2009, 12:42 AM
Kevin Up
Kevin 11
Kevinth Heaven
Kevvy Kev
KD(add number here)
Durant Durant
They Du-rant-rant-rant, They Du-rant-rant
Megatron
Papa Du Rant Rant
Twister
Kizzy My Hizzy
Rehashed Super Hero Name (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern)
Relatively unknown Super Hero Name (Space Ghost, Doomsday, Doctor Fate)
Scorpio
No Country (For Old Men)
Special K
Quickstop
King (add name here)

Great post.

Also agree with initials/number nickname. Only one that isn't terrible is AK47, which happens to be an excellent nickname.

zambo4president
07-20-2009, 12:45 AM
Best nick-name since Agent 0. Does he have a sponsor yet? Nike better get on this.

Yeah its Nike. I had his first shoe.

lakers4sho
07-20-2009, 12:49 AM
http://twitter.com/NBATVRick

Nice.

Better than Black Mamba, Nike better get the shirts printed up and promote this.

lol why the hell is Kobe's name always brought up when the discussion has absolutely nothing to do about him :rolleyes:

Raps18-19 Champ
07-20-2009, 01:04 AM
Kevin "Gain some damn muscle or fat" Durant.

Trouble87
07-20-2009, 01:06 AM
horrible nickname...

I'll keep calling him "Bones" or "Slim D" till he comes up with something better

yanks 4lif3
07-20-2009, 01:10 AM
Not feeling Durantula that much, but can't think of anything that doesn't sound remotely corny.

dimedrpr
07-20-2009, 01:17 AM
He's been K Smoove for awhile now here in OKC. Most of us just refer to him as KD though.

braveniler58
07-20-2009, 01:56 AM
Heh, I can see this nickname as one of those everyone hates at the beginning, but grows to love.

Baller1
07-20-2009, 02:22 AM
He's my favorite player, but nicknames are supposed to make a player sound "legit".

This makes it sound like he's a homosexual spider.

vash9
07-20-2009, 02:48 AM
Durantula sounds alright. It has a roll to it.

I still prefer Beast.

JJ_JKidd
07-20-2009, 04:40 AM
Durantula sounds like a gay vampire or a ******** spider

LMAO!!!!! Ill take the latter. How about Kevin "malnourished" Durant? LOL

dee279
07-20-2009, 05:05 AM
I dont like it. I ratha just call him Durant.

CELTICS4LYFE
07-20-2009, 10:08 AM
lol why the hell is Kobe's name always brought up when the discussion has absolutely nothing to do about him :rolleyes:

becuz he gave it to him self n everyone rags on him for it

MAC10TIZZY
07-20-2009, 10:17 AM
tizzy likes it :-)

MAC10TIZZY
07-20-2009, 10:22 AM
Great post.

Also agree with initials/number nickname. Only one that isn't terrible is AK47, which happens to be an excellent nickname.

have always liked d12 too

Hustla23
07-20-2009, 12:15 PM
LOL at "bones" :laugh:

DaBUU
07-20-2009, 12:50 PM
KD is probably my favourite player, but I don't think it's very good.. Just get Shaq to make something up.

Shaq would name him The Big Bone!

DaBUU
07-20-2009, 12:51 PM
have always liked d12 too

He'd have to get Em's permission

RaiderLakersA's
07-20-2009, 01:09 PM
becuz he gave it to him self n everyone rags on him for it

It's not like he's the only one that's ever tagged himself AND lived up to the billing. :eyebrow:

I swear, anti-Kobe people just need to go to Kobe Hater Confessional and get absolved. It's getting beyond ridiculous. It's unbalanced and unhealthy.

mikantsass
07-20-2009, 01:20 PM
It should be the African Slinky

what54!?
07-20-2009, 01:23 PM
He should just stick with the name jordan gave him. Flight 35

S-Dot
07-20-2009, 01:24 PM
He should just stick with the name jordan gave him. Flight 35

thats sick...and btw, any nickname MJ gives u should stick

raptors_fanatic
07-20-2009, 01:35 PM
...black thunder :P

The ChILL
07-20-2009, 01:41 PM
He can do better than that...

Flight 35 is definately more legit...

THE MTL
07-20-2009, 01:49 PM
That is a sick nickname.

MPScribbles
07-20-2009, 01:52 PM
It's not like he's the only one that's ever tagged himself AND lived up to the billing. :eyebrow:

I swear, anti-Kobe people just need to go to Kobe Hater Confessional and get absolved. It's getting beyond ridiculous. It's unbalanced and unhealthy.

Nicknames are earned. The fact is that he didn't earn his nickname. He pulled a Diddy and just told everyone to call him that. I've always bagged on Diddy for that same thing. You don't just get to tell everyone to call you something and act like that is your nickname. Shaq gets away with it because he isn't totally serious about it.

MPScribbles
07-20-2009, 01:54 PM
thats sick...and btw, any nickname MJ gives u should stick

True.

DJ CHACH
07-20-2009, 02:11 PM
nate robinson calls durant "t-rex" cuz of the way he has his hands curled by his side...they are useless unless he shoots...no D watsoever

Toenail Clipper
07-20-2009, 07:17 PM
They should call him "Army"
cause his arms are long.
GET IT?!
HAHA
no.

B2theRY
07-20-2009, 07:35 PM
they shhould just call him KD!

how does one make up his own nickname?

clehmun
07-20-2009, 08:20 PM
i find it hilarious that people are bringing kobe up and trashing him for giving himself his own nickname instead of earning one.
serious? kobe's the best player in the league, and even a hater would rank him top 3. and people are saying he hasn't earned his nickname? it doesn't matter how the nickname was created, if it sounds good, and the player lives up to it, then it's legit.

NBA_Starter
07-20-2009, 11:58 PM
I'd buy that shirt!:smoking:

The Blue Baller
07-21-2009, 12:29 AM
Is it really a nickname when it's longer than your actual name?
It seems a little counter-productive...