Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 1:04 pm  |  183 responses

What’s My Name?

Channing Frye needs one.

Channing FryeThere’s nothing like home cooking. After signing with the Suns this offseason, Channing Frye is starting to heat up hotter than the Arizona sun. In his first four seasons in the L, he shot 20-70 from beyond the arc. In 24 games as the Suns starting center, Frye is already 59-134 from downtown, among the league leaders in threes made per game. It’s been a fitting homecoming so far for the former Arizona Wildcat, and it’s time we give Frye a nickname to match his play.

Whoever has the best nickname will win a dope prize from the SLAM vault and get their name in Trash Talk next month.

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  • Thegfunk

    The deep frye

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long


  • Ken

    Ocotillo, since he’s from (and in) the dessert, is reedy, and wears number ocho.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    End It….. TheGFunk killed this one

  • Ken

    Oh yeah, and ocotillos are also tall. Another name for ocotillo is “coachwhip,” which seems apt. And according to wikipedia, ocotillo looks dead for most of the year, but when it gets some rain, it grows and blossoms beautifully. That’s like a metaphor for Frye’s career, with the Suns being the chance (rain) he needed.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Wacky wavy inflatable arm flailing tube man!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Channing Frye was a 1st team all rookie

  • http://www.slamonline.com B-zog


  • http://www.voteforperk.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Desert Storm

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Freedom Fryes
    or “Freedom Frye”

  • NAS

    Sleeping giant

  • banthony

    “The Curly Frye” because he’s just that good.

  • PJ

    deep frye is the winner

  • Bryce Henderson

    Biggie Frye

  • J. Blackburn

    Frye With That– as in “Frye with that deep three or Frye with that great block” Play on the oldest fast food slogan–want fries with that.

  • Faure

    “Free Deep Frye”

    or “Deepning Frye”

    Peace SLAM .

  • patrick

    super fry!

  • Tim


  • Joe

    Ocho Trey-o?

  • jumpman3224

    Super Size

  • Tim

    “8-Ballin” or “8-Ball”

  • Joe

    Fire Frye

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    The Deep Frye wins.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    janopulos teodonakis………

  • dw24

    Shooting Star. Suns are stars and he’s a deep threat. Channing Chucker.

  • http://slamonline.com d.j.

    OK i said “janopulos teodonakis……… ” but for some reason my browser auto populated with nbk’s info…. sometimes it does it with other ppls info also.. does this happen to anyone else ?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    yeah it happens to everyone (the real nbk)

  • Ball For Life

    Nah! Deep Frye has been used before its not original. Something like Air Young, Mr.Steady, or SkyFrye

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol


  • Stephen

    Channing “Don’t call me Tatum” Frye

  • Mark

    “Chip of the other block” fry/chip can hit shots from far :)

  • Victor Thomas

    His nickname should be “CRISPY”

  • The K.B.L.

    the F-Bomb!

  • nK7

    cause he’s hot from the free throw line.
    his last name is “frye” and he plays for the “suns”

  • http://myspace.com/showbread Bryan

    C-mills in reference to another 3 point bombing non rebounding center (terry [T-mills] mills).

  • robert stewart

    Seasoned Frye (caution hot, handle with care)

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Cameron Frye….its not my idea/was actually made by a SLAM staffer (props to Jake Appleman). Which is why this conest confuses me. I thought everyone agreed it was a great name for him. Is SLAM forgetting its history?

  • alapatrick


  • delronwilliams

    frysing sun

  • Dr.g.style

    deep heat

  • CelticsFan5

    The Phoenix Fryer

  • NACHOrious Basterds



    Fry Guy

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    Fryfecta or DeepFrye wins it, and its not close.

  • kbl

    How ’bout The F-Bomb!

  • Shem

    The Deep Fryer

  • Jason Tichneor

    The Chancellor.

  • Vince5


  • Hoopish

    Big Bomber

  • J

    thegfunk wins it.

  • Zarfan

    desert eagle

  • ckdietz

    frye-ing pan

  • Harry Wilson

    channing “A/C” frye. when he gets going the whole building can feel him

  • john

    channing “eclipse” frye

  • Adam

    channing “Frying Pan” frye

  • http://www.twitter.com/PDXGayBball dma

    He already has a nickname from his Blazer days – (The) Buffet

  • http://www.twitter.com/PDXGayBball dma

    my bad.. Buffet of Goodness

  • http://www.twitter.com/PDXGayBball dma

    my bad .. Buffet of Goodness

  • Maya Laku

    Thegfunk:that nickname is perfect for Channing Fry

  • simon

    definitely Deep-Frye

  • Manny

    “The Fryerman”




    Rain Drop

  • Johnson

    High-Frye/The High-Frye

    not sure which sounds better but it still counts as 1 entry right? =D

  • http://www.luketynan.blogspot.com litetitan


  • AnsonPanson

    Fryed Rice

  • jdn41

    Frye Pan- Warning: Do not leave the Frye Pan unattended because your shit will get burned

  • jdn41

    i posted three times its now showing i quit

  • al


  • Jackson

    Sir (stir) Frye (fry)

  • http://www.nbashoes101.blogspot.com Jay

    Fried Frye

  • sopas

    Channing ‘I look like Nick Cannon’ Frye

    or Channing ‘The cook/chef’ Frye, or Channing ‘American (as opposed to French)’ Frye

  • http://slamonline.com NUPE

    number 8 special

  • Ejike Wosu

    The Fryer (as in, “out of the post, and into the fryer” BAM)
    Take your pick, they’re all winners

  • Simon


  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    The Grill

  • tavoris

    sorry, but Frye looks mad homo in this pic

  • benj parrilla

    prince channing

  • benj parrilla

    French frye

  • benj parrilla

    the french frye

  • pietro

    King channing

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Jackie Chan

  • Teddy-the-Bear


  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Stir Frye

  • grillzboy224

    The Sunny Gunner

  • Jacory

    His nickname is now “Channin’ Cannon”. Two reasons- his lethal and deadly jumper explodes like a cannon yet ends up so wet (bottom of the net) like a cannonball shot in the ocean. Also, for his erie resemblance to Mariah’s hubby Nick Cannon.

  • DJ


  • DJ

    or CF.8

  • Brian G

    Sunstroke. and if he ever gets traded to the Heat, he can be Heatstroke.

  • Ali Saadat

    Channing “The Longshot” Frye.

  • hank paulson


  • Balherett3

    another nash assist

  • http://facebook.com/JCollazo110 Joe Collazo

    The (or Da) Home Wrecker… ever since he went back home he’s been wrecking it on the floor.

  • Max

    Rizzo because the character of the same name in Grease was played by Stockard CHANNING.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chris Deaton

    Gotta agree w/nbk. GFunk pinned it. Deep Frye, ftw.

  • jaqun amos-barnes

    Channing Frye the (FIRE)

  • jaqun amos-barnes


  • http://slam Dan Kuzo

    Deep Fryed!

  • Kevin McDonald

    the “fryeing pan” is heatin up baby

  • http://holmes.steven461@gmail.com steven HOLMES

    His name should be HOT FRYES

  • Will

    the Jackie Chan Of Centers
    Catch me if you Chan

  • nate

    You got ” Fryed and Sizzled”

  • Samuel

    Frying Chan

  • Brendan Vugteveen

    Frye-day, because its’ frye-day whenever he plays.

  • Efehi

    Supa Frye

    Tha Frye Channel

    Frye Guy

    Downtown Frye

    Chan 3

    Too Frye

  • Efehi

    Supa Frye; Tha Frye; The Frye 3; The Frye Channel; Frye Guy; Downtown Frye; Chan 3; Too Frye

  • DD

    Splash or Swish

  • Mark Long

    Fryer Chuck

  • http://www.slamonline.com SuperMan

    The Weather Man. Because he can change the direction of the game and he is in the valley of the sun.

  • Zack

    Channing Frye already has a nickname: The Buffet of Goodness. The best nickname in the NBA! Come on Slam.

  • habeebeereseecup

    Mr. Skillet

  • Andre Pruitt

    Treyton Channing

  • the_baller20

    “The Hot Frye”, just like the Arizona Sun!

  • Deuce


  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    I too am confused. True SLAM historian BETCATS wins a future high five. Adding insult to nicknaming injury, Myles Brown was freaking in Ferris Bueler’s Day Off. Motion to dismiss and find another player…Unless you want to say he’s matured and call him Spin City, for reasons that aren’t hard to figure out.

  • geron

    *swoosh frye
    *The Fryer
    *The Fryer man
    *the bomber
    *channing “bulls-eye” frye
    *smooth cooking

  • http://JoshDrake Josh D

    Frye up
    Frying up
    The Frying pan

  • Elliot Weiss

    I see it as Channing Frye, aka “Beef Frye” because his shot is as hot as the beef frye that comes off the stove-top. Also, everyone loves beef-fry, and Channing Frye is a rising star, so the nicknames is very fitting.

  • Anthony Vu

    Fish Frye since he will own Derek Fisher at the three point line anyday.

  • Allison Sherman


  • Larenzo Sheppard

    Channing Frye nickname should be a representation of two things. Who plays for for the plays he makes; Channing Trey Sun Frye

  • Daniel A

    Frye-ing Cactus

  • Ari Stern

    I like “Cha Ching!” It describes what Channing does every time he shoots that 3 pointer!!!

  • a soofi

    fresh fryeeeee

  • Jordan

    Channing “French” Frye

  • Paddy

    Fryed Onions
    The “Frye”light Reel
    Thai Fryed Rice
    Live Free or Frye Hard

  • Muhammad Nathoo

    Arizona Sizzler

  • http://www.cmoney116.blogspot.com Cyrus Mehrfar

    “Chrey” or I guess “Chrye” (Pronounced Trey)

    Say it out loud, how do you pronounce Church? The “Ch” come from the first two letters of his name, and when pronounced outloud, its what the man has done best with the Suns…hit TREYS! hollatchyaboy

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    “Frye-ing Pan” because his stroke is heating up

  • Jack

    Cookin’ Soul.

  • http://www.twahc.blogspot.com twahc

    Channing Fly!

  • Chris Mautner

    Now that the Big Cactus is gone, we have Channing Frye aka Prickly Pete shooting the lights out in PHX.

  • James Connaughton

    Channing ‘Downtown’ Frye

  • Coach_Adams

    The Fye-lyte Zone

  • Coach_Adams

    The Frye-lyte Zone

  • Mark M

    The Frye by shooter for his three point shots!!

  • http://none Corey “Tubbs” Descoteaux

    the Frye-Cook

  • Philip Zulueta

    Sizzling Frye

  • http://pepz017@yahoo.com Philip Zulueta

    Sizzling Fyre

  • Peter

    Channing ‘Treycat’ frye

  • Christopher Okawa

    The Channcelor

  • kaj

    The Rising Sun

  • Ian

    The “Frye cook” because he is heating up.

  • Sam Przybylski

    Channing “Deep Fried” Frye

  • http://aol.com Martin Fenn

    3-point “Fryeing Pan” cuz he gets it done from downtown

  • DMC14

    Crinkle Cut.

  • http://slam.online isaac waggoner

    sizzling fry.

  • Luke Younger

    Stir Frye

  • taylor barton


  • PeteyJerseyRican

    Triple Fries….that is my selection

  • Jordan Bravo

    Channing Frye’s nickname:

    “Mr. Deep Frye for the 3!!”

  • Jordan Bravo

    Channing Frye’s nickname:

    “Mr. Deep Frye for the 3!!”

  • Jordan Bravo

    Mr. Fryes with that

  • Glendon Wilson

    The Desert Cat.

  • Daniel

    Channing “The Cannon” Frye

  • http://s Garrett Schlue

    Tai Frye Master

  • vincent

    the chili fry

  • Hayden Osborne


  • donte leverett

    wi-fyre because his range is like wifi. long distance.

  • Davari Miller

    the deep fryer
    deep fryer
    fryer chuck
    fryer 3
    he’s on fryer– not a nickname but would cool if an announcer said it

  • Aramis Dennan

    The Rising Sun, for his awareness of his role in phoenix and his bloom in production

  • http://slamonline.com Jonathan Helmick

    The “FryeGuy”

  • Alfred

    “stir frye”

  • andy

    Channing “the golden arch” Frye!

  • http://slamonline.com RayintheBay

    Peyton Channing, you know like Peyton Manning

  • http://slamonline.com RayintheBay

    or Channing Manning because of his range!! uhh son

  • Hotshot

    Channing”Hot on the Trail” Frye

  • Hotshot

    channing “Sniper” Frye,

  • Charlie G


    (Ding Fries are done.)

  • Dan H

    Channing “On Da Side” Frye

  • http://myspace.com/icue08 brandon sommers

    “NIGHTMARE ON FRYE STREET”-after the DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince song “cause he’s a nightmare for opposing centers who like to stay in the paint, behind the arc…that’s where he lives!! Slam, I love this contest, but do you really think Channing Frye deserves a nickname?? C’mon guys!!

  • J. Maier 4DRUMZ

    SUNny Side Up

  • Lisa

    Channing Frye’d from the suns

  • http://4027EastGroveCircleMesa,AZ85206 Jimmy Radzik

    d33p fryed

  • Grant B.

    Small Frye

  • Grant B.

    Tall frye.

  • Matt Mich

    His nickname should definitely be the Deep Fryer because of his 3 point ability and it fits his last name well.

  • goodfoot

    Channing in your eye Frye

  • justin grigsby

    a simple nickname for channing frye, “Invisible” because every team forgetting about him and hes been bombing the three point land out of nowhere. Channing “Invisible” Frye!

  • DakiD

    Come FryE wit Me!

  • gani

    “baby smooth” in honor of sam “big smooth” perkins. because they are both big men with sweet outside shots.

  • Matty

    yo man i got the best nickname ever :)
    call him “Cannon” or “The Cannon” cause he shoots it hot from the outside and because of his likeliness to nick cannon :)

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Thanks every for your submissions. The winner will be announced in the Trash Talk section of Ish 136. Pick the issue up on newsstands in early February.