A Flowchart for Nicknaming NBA Superstar Teammates

The big talk around the NBA lately has been about how many of the game’s superstar players are teaming up.   LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined forces with Dwyane Wade and the Heat last summer, and most recently, Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Knicks and teamed up with star forward Amar’e Stoudemire.  Meanwhile, the Celtics have had four superstars on their team for a few years now.

With all these great players on the same teams, the media could not resist assigning nicknames to each group.   Unfortunately these names lack originality.  Take a look at the flowchart I’ve created which shows how NBA superstar nicknames are chosen…


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1 Comment

  1. Uncle Billy says:

    I agree with you that these nicknames lack originality but I also think that before nicknaming teams they should have to acomplish something first. I mean I have no problem with a name for the Celtics or “Big 4″ as so many call them because they have a title and two trips to the finals on top of making the playoffs every year there together but as for the Heat and the Knicks lets get to the playoffs and through a round before annointing anyone a super team. I am a huge Knicks fan and as excited about the team and its future as I have been in a decade. I hope they do become a Big something and in a positive way but for now they are a work in progress on the rise as are the Heat who seem to be falling apart at the seems. I guess all im saying is lets have these teams become consistent playoff participants and win a title or 2 and then worry about the nicknames. As for now the only Big teams remain the Celtics and the Lakers with Kobe and Gasol. Oh and lets not forget Tim Duncan who in my opinion is one of the most uneder appreciated players in the league and one of the top players of the past decade.

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