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Toenail Clipper
11-26-2009, 03:34 AM
1. Courtney Lee - Girl's name
2. Shannon Brown - Another girl's name
3. Rodney Stuckey - "Yo Rodney, play some defense!" sounds weird.
4. Nene - No first or last name, similar to Cher or Madonna.
5. Earl Smith III - Reason why he nicknamed himself "J.R"



give more "weird names"

abe_froman
11-26-2009, 03:36 AM
but nene has a last name

BlondeBomber41
11-26-2009, 03:40 AM
Caron Butler. Looks like it would be pronounced like Karen.

Mavrix
11-26-2009, 03:41 AM
but nene has a last name

Hilario

Mavrix
11-26-2009, 03:41 AM
I've never understood why Yao Ming has his first name on the back of his jersey instead of his last. Can someone explain?

BlondeBomber41
11-26-2009, 03:43 AM
I've never understood why Yao Ming has his first name on the back of his jersey instead of his last. Can someone explain?

Thats how they do it in China. Yao is actually considered his last name.

BlondeBomber41
11-26-2009, 03:44 AM
Hilario

Not has last name anymore, he had it legally changed to just Nene.

ChiSox219
11-26-2009, 04:00 AM
Dirk Nowitzki

His last name should be diggler.

BlondeBomber41
11-26-2009, 04:01 AM
Dirk Nowitzski

His last name should be diggler.

Nowitzki. No S.

theuuord
11-26-2009, 04:04 AM
Thats how they do it in China. Yao is actually considered his last name.

yeah. well his "family" name.

_KB24_
11-26-2009, 04:19 AM
Rudy Gay: Awkward name for a absolute stud.

Tony Parker: Should be something more french. How about Jacques-St Pierre? ;)

Barack
11-26-2009, 04:33 AM
kwame brown

should be... i f*cking suck at life


the odom(odumb) part in lamar fits him ideally


kobe bryants name should be... GOD... just "GOD"

ko8e24
11-26-2009, 04:38 AM
well, i can't come up with "weird names" per se, but what is weird is when you take a name of a major player, and you make his name "proper".

Like Ray=Raymond
Chris=Christopher
Mike=Michael
John/Jon=Jonathan

Ray Allen=Raymond Allen

Ron Artest=Ronald Artest

Phil Jackson=Philip Jackson

Gregg Popovich=Gregory Popovich

Steve Nash=Steven Nash

Josh Howard=Joshua Howard

Chris Kaman=Christopher Kaman

Al Thornton=Alexander Thornton

Al Harrington=Alexander Harrington

Chris Duhon=Christopher Duhon

Nate Robinson=Nathan Robinson

Chris Bosh=Christopher Bosh

Vince Carter=Vincent Carter

lol at some of these names like Vincent for Carter and Ronald for Artest

reemy
11-26-2009, 04:50 AM
dj mbenga, sounds like a homo dj only kobe would hire

ko8e24
11-26-2009, 04:54 AM
dj mbenga, sounds like a homo dj only kobe would hire

:confused:


and a :facepalm: for trying to sound kool, but in actuality, sounding more like an idiot

junion
11-26-2009, 04:55 AM
dj mbenga, sounds like a homo dj only kobe would hire

his name is actually didier-ilunga mbenga. to us americans, it looks weird. the only reason it's "dj" is because stupid mark cuban couldn't pronounce didier correctly... the correct pronounciation is "D-D-A". mark cuban's dumb.

ESaady
11-26-2009, 05:28 AM
Corey Maggette. The name just reminds me of Boy Meets World.

Gilbert Arenas. Fishies have gils lol.

Speedy Claxton. He sucks and he's actually slow. His real name is Craig and that doesn't match him either.

JJ Barea. Should be like Carlito Barea.

Toenail Clipper
11-26-2009, 06:21 AM
Corey Maggette. The name just reminds me of Boy Meets World.

Gilbert Arenas. Fishies have gils lol.

Speedy Claxton. He sucks and he's actually slow. His real name is Craig and that doesn't match him either.

JJ Barea. Should be like Carlito Barea.

He should be more like Pedro Gonzales
:D

jd_azsportsfan
11-26-2009, 06:28 AM
Corey Maggette. The name just reminds me of Boy Meets World.
Gilbert Arenas. Fishies have gils lol.

Speedy Claxton. He sucks and he's actually slow. His real name is Craig and that doesn't match him either.

JJ Barea. Should be like Carlito Barea.


Dude i love that show but i totaly agree with you:hi5:

kikeyanez
11-26-2009, 07:42 AM
felton spencer
rudy gay

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-26-2009, 10:56 AM
Sasha Vuja*****

Sasha is a girl name

Jordan Farmar

jordan - name of that chick who got huge ****

Ray_R
11-26-2009, 11:25 AM
how can we all forget Smush Parker

Young and Stupid
11-26-2009, 11:32 AM
Rudy Gay: Awkward name for an absolute stud.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Ray_R
11-26-2009, 11:53 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:

i cant believei didntget that :facepalm:

EaglesJackson10
11-26-2009, 11:59 AM
I've never understood why Yao Ming has his first name on the back of his jersey instead of his last. Can someone explain?

Chinese surnames are said first. So Yao's family will also be Yao something. Yao is essentially his american last name.

Kakaroach
11-26-2009, 12:21 PM
Rudy Gay has to be the strangest.

ManRam
11-26-2009, 12:27 PM
Patrick O'Bryant: Is not white, or Irish.

Whoever said Sasha is a girl's name is wrong. It's an extremely common nickname for Eastern European's named Aleksander (some for of that). Same with Sasha Pavlovic. I actually know two Sashas named Aleksander/Alexander.

GodsSon
11-26-2009, 12:32 PM
Joe Johnson and Joe Smith...perhaps the two most plain names in the entire league lol

HoopsDrive
11-26-2009, 01:52 PM
Courtney, Shannon and specially Sasha are not strictly girl only names.

Courtney and Shannon are used for both genders but due to popularity there are many more girls that have these names.

Sasha was strictly a boy only name at one point and again, due to popularity has become accepted as a girl name too.

Weird name for me is Shaquille.

TheKing23
11-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Courtney, Shannon and specially Sasha are not strictly girl only names.

Courtney and Shannon are used for both genders but due to popularity there are many more girls that have these names.

Sasha was strictly a boy only name at one point and again, due to popularity has become accepted as a girl name too.

Weird name for me is Shaquille.

Yeah, Shaquille is a rare name... It comes from the arabic name Shakil which means 'handsome'... So I suppose you can say it doesn't fit Shaq to well.

sofargone
11-26-2009, 02:30 PM
:confused:


and a :facepalm: for trying to sound kool, but in actuality, sounding more like an idiot
i laughed hahaha dj mbenga

arkanian215
11-26-2009, 02:32 PM
didier is an awesome name.

arkanian215
11-26-2009, 02:34 PM
lol no it aint. it's just like alex. actually it's exactly like alex.

arkanian215
11-26-2009, 02:35 PM
heh maybe they dont know any russians from where they're from. russians dont live in every community in the US. maybe he's from south america or africa. not too many sashas there.

Raps18-19 Champ
11-26-2009, 05:10 PM
Rudy Gay is an absolute killer.

I'd change that last name in a hurry.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-26-2009, 05:16 PM
how can we all forget Smush Parker

:facepalm:

because he's not an NBA player, read the title

DenButsu
11-26-2009, 08:23 PM
Closed on account of the fact that threads making fun of players' names have tended to go badly in the past.