Third-year Portland small forward Nicolas Batum may not scream “NBA Superstar,” but he’s more compelling than you might think. He’s French, he wears No. 88 and he is a sneakily effective player, both for the perpetually undermanned Trail Blazers and for fantasy teams with deep rosters. And while we’ve heard “Batum Goes the Dynamite,” that’s a catchphrase, if not a straight-up sentence. It’s definitely not a nickname. So, you know the drill. Give us your best idea and we’ll all try to make it stick.
Whoever comes up with the the best nickname for Nicolas will win a dope prize from the SLAM vault and get their name in Trash Talk.