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20Q: The Annual Nickname Thread!

What nicknames can we come up with for our newest Kings? Who knows, maybe some of these will get picked up for the long haul.

Every year on our old website we had an annual tradition where we would offer up Jerry Reynolds some suggested nicknames for players.  Some of those nicknames, like "The Brockness Monster" or "The Great Rudini" became mainstays and it was always fun to hear those nicknames on air.

Jerry isn't calling games anymore, but Doug Christie has taken up the mantle and added his own flair.  So in the spirit of continuing tradition, let's see what nicknames or sayings we can come up with for our new Kings, as well as new nicknames for existing players if you'd like.

And hey, even though Jerry isn't calling games anymore, he is a co-host on a wonderful new podcast you may have heard about, and maybe we can get him to read some of the best suggestions offered here.

This year we've got plenty of new faces to create nicknames for. Tyrese Haliburton, Robert Woodard II, Jahmi'us Ramsey, Glenn Robinson III, and Hassan Whiteside all could use some nickname love, but of course you can also submit suggestions for returning players as well.

Let's see what you've got!

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RikSmits
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December 21, 2020 9:03 am

Welcome to Basketball Hali!

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December 21, 2020 10:00 am
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More like baskteball Val-Hali-a now!

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December 21, 2020 9:05 am

Rese takes it to the peanut butter cup.

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December 21, 2020 9:31 am
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I’m giggling with this one, hehe

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December 21, 2020 9:05 am

Ty lets it fly.

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December 21, 2020 9:36 am
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“Haliburton Ty’s up LeBron!”

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December 21, 2020 9:05 am

Hassan Whiteside with the Hassan whiteSLIDE (when he makes a layup)

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December 21, 2020 9:41 am
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“Hassan with the Strongside Defense”

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December 21, 2020 10:09 am
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Look at me
swatting shots into the sea
Grabbing e-ve-ry rebound.
Every lob I’m throwing down
But it’s just the role I play
Weakside help is on the way
Eating up their feeble drives
‘Cause I’m Mr. Whiteside

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December 21, 2020 11:43 am

OT, but in the spirit of the season:

™ª™ª
Check the box for steals by Hali
Fa la la la la la, la la la
Easy scores for us to tally
Fa la la la la la, la la la
Proud to don our Kings apparel
Fa la la, la la la, la la la
Chills opponents to the marrow 
Fa la la la la, la la la la
™ª™ª

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December 21, 2020 4:20 pm

Love it.

Mr. Whiteside coming out of his cage for the block.

It’s just the price they pay for going into the lane, cause he’s Mr. Whiteside.

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December 21, 2020 9:08 am

Ramsey with the slamsey!

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December 21, 2020 9:32 am
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Jerryriffic!

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December 22, 2020 9:31 am
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This really is perfectly Jerry-esque.

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December 21, 2020 9:09 am

Ramsey showing off Jahmi’us touch (the Midas touch)

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December 21, 2020 9:39 am
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Gold!

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December 21, 2020 1:26 pm
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Jahmi’us jamming it home.

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December 21, 2020 9:10 am

Jahmi’us for the rest of us.

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December 21, 2020 9:15 am

Nickname for Tyrese: Go Go Gadget Arms or Go Go Gadet Rese.

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December 21, 2020 9:33 am
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Oh man, you KNOW Doug will be using this all season.

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December 21, 2020 9:47 am
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Wasn’t that Whiteside’s
nick name?

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December 21, 2020 10:07 am
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Brilliant. I don’t care if Doug uses it, I’m going to be using ‘Go Go Gadget Rese’ from here on out!!!!

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December 21, 2020 9:28 am

You’ve been Haliburnt!
I think that referring to Robinson as GR3, as the guys have been doing is probably the best one.
Whiteside can just be H-Dub, but that’s admittedly bland.
Woodard can be Burn-stein when he torches a guy. (These are getting worse.)
Ramsey could, and absolutely should be called The Apostrophe.

So, you could say that I got nuthin.

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December 21, 2020 9:30 am

Not a nickname, but every time I see a Ricoh GRIII I think of Glen Robinson III.

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December 21, 2020 9:34 am

Kyle “THE” Guy

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December 21, 2020 9:40 am
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I am still enamored with Kyle “THAT” Guy.

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December 21, 2020 9:56 am
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Kyle as Guile.

“GUYLE”?
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December 21, 2020 10:08 am
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SONIC BOOM!!!!!!!!!

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December 21, 2020 12:27 pm
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Kyle only gained 10 lbs of muscle :0 .. Dude!

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December 21, 2020 9:39 am

“Jahmi’us well just get out of the way, because Ramsey cannot be stopped!”

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December 21, 2020 4:13 pm
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Jahm-oh my-‘us Ramsey

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December 21, 2020 9:40 am

Glenn’s Robin-ya, son!

Open up your eager eyes, because it’s Mr. Whiteside!

Rese the beast!

Haliburton gets the steal and says Ty, Ty, Ty!

Haliburton’s the Nightmare on Defense!
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December 21, 2020 12:57 pm

Danger Mr Robinson!

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December 21, 2020 9:48 am

Ty on the Fly! (after a breakaway dunk)

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December 21, 2020 9:53 am

Also, this is OT, but thought I’d share for the basketball fans around the holidays.

I got curious the other day to see what basketball players and personalities might be on Cameo. Cameo, if you haven’t heard of it, is a service where you can pay to have a video chat with someone famous (actors, musicians, athletes, etc) and then they send you a file of your conversation when it’s over. So I started looking and there are a surprising number of Kings/former Kings that you could buy calls with (for yourself or for someone else obsessed with basketball in your life): Richaun Holmes, Harry Giles, George Karl, Eric Musselman, etc.

I’ll admit I was definitely inspired by an ad of theirs I saw on TV, but could be fun. It’s not cheap, of course, the least expensive one I saw was around $50 I think, but hey, why not? Tis the season! Happy holidays and happy winter solstice, Kings fans.

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December 21, 2020 10:00 am

I bought one from Harry for Christmas for TKH!

GregoryI found it and shared it a week or so ago (I forgot to set it to private), but I’ll repost in a few days…

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December 21, 2020 10:57 am
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Can’t wait to see it!

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December 21, 2020 3:10 pm

Got our new guy, Kyle Draper, to send my brother who plays CSU East Bay basketball some words of encouragement since their season is up in the air and introduce himself as part of the new Kings broadcast crew. Thanks for the last minute xmas gift addition idea, SMF-PDX!

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December 21, 2020 5:19 pm

…My friend got me a birthday shoutout from Jimmer! this last September.

The highlight was Jimmer telling me to “shoot my shot”!

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December 21, 2020 10:01 am

Kyle let it fly Guy
fly guy
Rese through the crease
Justin Time James
Justin time with the dime

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December 21, 2020 3:47 pm
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I like Fly Guy. He should just throw away Kyle.

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December 21, 2020 10:17 am

€œHali starts a rally with another steal!€
€Woodard slams a Deep Throat-down!€
€The other team can only stand and wonder how Jahmi’us blew right by us!€
€Ring up another GR3-ball!€

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December 21, 2020 12:47 pm
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You know it’s gold when you can heard Jerry’s voice reading it, haha. Well done, Jman!

€The other team can only stand and wonder how Jahmi’us blew right by us!€

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December 21, 2020 10:34 am

“Guy Fawkes you up!”

Obviously, this is the pay-per-view version only.

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December 21, 2020 10:47 am

I was so ready for this season and team to be Dante’s Inferno! Thanks BB8![BB13 I guess now]

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December 21, 2020 10:48 am

Can we have nicknames for TKH members?

I have one for Rob:
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December 21, 2020 10:58 am

Ty with the Hali-oop
Da€chosen€Quan with the and one
White Guy can’t jump 😬

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December 21, 2020 11:07 am

T. HaliBurtons nightmare before Christmas
tyreses pieces

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December 21, 2020 11:19 am

every time Parker takes his man off the dribble for a monster jam:

Parker put it in drive then slammed it in reverse

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December 21, 2020 11:21 am

Ty- Phoon – bringing devastation for the opposing offense

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December 21, 2020 11:36 am

Hali’s Comet flashin’ and slashin’ to the rim!
Marvin is carvin’ ’em up tonight!
HB with the stingers flying tonight!
Kings enjoying some Holmes cookin’ tonight!

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December 21, 2020 11:46 am

Robert €œpine sol€ Woodard with the dirty work
mr clean
pine sol cleaning the glass
oh my ty!
jahmi’n Jahmi’us

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December 21, 2020 3:12 pm
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If he ever makes it in the rotation as a defensive stalwart, Pine Sol is money!

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December 21, 2020 12:04 pm

Hassan Whiteout erases that that shot attempt!

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December 21, 2020 12:09 pm

Hali’s comet.
A Haliburton assist: Rese’s pieces.
Haliburton during a layup: Ty goes to the runner.

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December 21, 2020 12:20 pm

Whiteside pinning one against the backboard: Hassanwich.
Kyle E. Coyote.
Metu Movement.

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December 21, 2020 12:39 pm
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Metu Brute.

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December 21, 2020 12:50 pm
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Clever!

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December 21, 2020 12:51 pm
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“Hassanwich” needs to be a stat.

Stat!

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December 21, 2020 12:27 pm

Hassan swatting that ball to the Whiteside of the Moon!

Hassan Blockside

Tyrese is Haliburnin the Defense

GR for 3!!!!

Kyle’s THAT guy.

Woodard with that WoodDUNK

I love Mark Jones but I have a feeling we’re going to hear a lot of “Corner Pocket 3”

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December 21, 2020 12:36 pm

Haliburton is bringing the energy tonight!

Haliburton’s stock is on the rise!

Haliburton shot that one from Deep….water horizon!

Haliburton “Dick Cheney’d” his way to the rim and scored!

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December 21, 2020 3:52 pm
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Haliburton earning his next defense contract with that steal.

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December 21, 2020 1:20 pm

Haliburton Ernie’s Great Adventures

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December 21, 2020 1:24 pm

Bulls Eye for a made 3 and Fox Eye for a clunker off the rim.

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December 21, 2020 2:15 pm

the Artful Dodger,
Welcome to Woodstock,
Ramses XII

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December 21, 2020 3:42 pm

“Never Will Learn to Spell His First Name” Ramsey.

NWLTSHFN Ramsey

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December 21, 2020 3:44 pm

Robert “I’m Really 52 yrs old” Wooddard!

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December 21, 2020 3:49 pm

Justin “You Still Here???” James!!

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December 21, 2020 4:39 pm

DC for Haliburton. Because his place reminds me of Doug Christie and his name reminds me of Dick Cheney.

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December 21, 2020 6:08 pm

Too bad Metu was waived because I was ready for “The Mets Movement” and “#MeTu

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December 21, 2020 8:54 pm

For Kyle

Fish Grease
Threezza Guy
Mini Splash
Vanilla Thrice

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December 21, 2020 10:15 pm

€œ Woodard ll…make that Woodard for 3€

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December 21, 2020 10:18 pm

€œGet the Windex out cause Whiteside is cleaning the glass tonight €œ

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