Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 1:44 pm  |  189 responses

What’s My Name?

Eric Gordon needs one.

eric_gordon2After a legendary high school career in Indianapolis, Eric Gordon looked like he was on the fast track to NBA stardom. But his sole season at Indiana turned muddy due to all the drama in IU’s program, and his first two years in the League have been sort of quiet, due largely to the fact that the Clippers are always a mess. This offseason has been a good one for Eric, though: he made Team USA and his sweet stroke is now known internationally. Now he needs a nickname. EG are his initials, and EJ is what friends and fam call him (for Eric Jr), but we can do better than that.

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

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  • http://google.com Joey E.


  • Josh


  • The Philosopher

    Extra – Gordon – ary.
    Yeah, right.

  • http://yahoo.com J.WHEE

    the moritician

  • Raphael Zahriyeh

    Flash Gordon

  • Patrick


  • jak


  • William Hooker

    The silent assassin

  • sideburn2go

    Great Clips

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ


  • ballin

    E-go (ego)

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Flip-flopper…er, sorry, that’s the Fighting Illini fan in me coming out…

  • teamjacky

    Teddy Graham

  • Malcolm


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

    Eric Gordon doesn’t need a nickname, he needs to be on a team that matters.

  • The Philosopher

    The Professional.

  • The Philosopher

    E. Money.

  • ampd

    Cheddar- cuz his j is moneyyyyyy (its a stretch, but i like it hahahaha)

  • http://google c_cantrell

    E-Biggie (for the big shots he hits)

  • http://AndrewLeon.com Andrew Leon

    I say we champion him “The Hobbit”


    He’s short, stocky and he just traveled halfway across the world for his first taste of gold.

    Hobbits are the quiet type who prefer drinking and relaxing to fighting and partying.

    (Have you ever seen an interview with EJ? Guy has a really laid back personality and is almost a reluctant hero…. much like the hobbits)

    I’m just sayin…. Hobbit fits him physically and personality wise.

    E-Money isn’t his style, too flashy.

    Dr. Feelgood?
    Because he’s dropping J’s all around.

  • http://twitter.com/capohpr papa

    Air Gordon

  • Scott

    The Commish – Like Commissioner Gordon in Batman.

  • jace

    eric “the warden” gordon.

    the warden sentences you to BUCKETS. duration? 10yrs-life.


  • jose

    EKG…dude has heart

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    I was gonna say “Eddie Gordo”… but I like papa’s better.

  • jace

    eric “too much” gordon.

    whether its from the perimeter or in the lane.. its just too much.

  • http://richy3d@ao.com richard martinez

    Eric Gordon nick name should be G-FORCE.

  • jace

    just keep callin him EJ… but the J is silent. BAM!

  • Klav

    the Uzi or Banks

  • http://richy3d@aol.com RICH

    EJ nick name should be G-FORCE.

  • David


  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth


  • jace

    maybe the topic headline should be his nickname.

    eric gordon aka what’s my name?

    but said in a positive light.

  • http://aol.com bill

    The fire truck

  • Michael


  • http://aol.com bill


  • http://aol.com bill


  • http://aol.com bill


  • rob stewart

    Jesus Jr. (born Dec. 25th, Christmas)

  • Chad


  • luv2ball


  • http://google J-RO

    Trick-or- Three

  • http://kinglionz25@yahoo.com Chaderack


  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Wicket – because he looks like an Ewok. Seriously.

  • Ali Saadat

    Eric “Longshot” Gordon

  • http://www.nobrain.dk nobrain.dk

    mr. potato head

  • http://gregoden.com roybot

    Commissioner (Gordon)

  • Sanman


  • Sanman

    “EGOR” sorry forgot the R. And because Blake Griffin’s the FRANKENSTEIN & Baron’s the Frankenstein’s Master.

  • Ian S

    The Hammer

  • The Philosopher

    E. Tick.

  • Joe S.

    Instant E, for the instant offense he provides.

  • wottywo

    E-Golden or Golden-E

    Because his shooting skills became known around the world in the world championships, and his shooting skills helped the U.S.A bring home a gold medal.

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    Oh that’s str8 buckets

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL @ teamjacky.

  • JMoney

    “Hobbit” is his real nickname. That’s what all the Clippers players already call him. Because he looks like a Hobbit.

    That’s already his real nickname and all the Clippers fans know that. There’s no need for this contest

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Charles Hamilton…lol

  • Jack george

    E-money or G-money or eat j’s

  • matt

    the commish

  • matt


  • Sam J


  • Tank

    Eric “Got More Son” Gordon

  • Jude

    Eric “don’t call me ben” Gordon

  • WJL

    Bugs Bunny should be his nickname cause he look like him ha

  • Jeremiah

    Toby Da Toe.

  • ryan!!

    i am a hatER I Cantstand delneG OR DONleavy

    his true feelings ;)

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    co-sign on Air Gordon.

  • http://www.oprah.com Doyouwantmore

    Eric the Red (Y’know? Cuz of Indiana? Sh*t I’m brilliant)

  • http://officialblogfamily.tumblr.com/ Karl G

    “MJ Jr” – Young Eric played MJ’s kid in Space Jam.

  • Sergio Rodriguez

    Hefty Force Flex
    6’3, 220?? he’s like a miniature Lebron.
    but he’s a proven combo guard, which speaks on his versatility.

  • Hobitt26

    lolll, I like how Andrew Leon is trying to take credit for EJ’s nickname “Hobbit”. Clipper Nation has already nicknamed EJ “the hobbit”, just letting you all know.

  • http://none alfonso

    eg-head like an egghead

  • statsman

    Rob Stewart above said “Jesus Jr” for his Christmas birthday. I like the line of thinking, but I’d go with “Messiah” for the same reason.

  • http://alan.george@gmail.com Breeze


  • http://Myspace.com Shanoooooo

    Leggo My Eggo

  • Rich V

    quiet storm

  • NewClip

    G3 means Gordon for 3 !

  • Rolando

    “Dough” as in money shot.

  • Jeryl Barnum

    Skittles – Cuz you can see him rainbow 3′s

  • Balraj Bhugra

    The Red Robin
    red because of indiana
    and robin because he usually doesnt get much credit/ attention

  • Balherett3

    “The Stapler”

  • J.Spadez


  • peter

    3G because he’s reliable at range

  • DJ Nate

    Hoosier Daddy

  • Erik

    splash gordon

  • Walter Mendez

    Gordo for buckets!

  • Logz

    Air Gordon

  • http://slamonline.com Petros Stavrakis


  • Thai

    ErGo: Gordon shoots ergo he scores

  • http://slamonline.com Petros Stavrakis


  • mvpitzki

    The “GORD” like when a rhyno attacks because he attacks the basket and brings fear to opponents

  • Broclsmash


  • Broclsmash


  • Broclsmash

    i like skittles. it works

  • Bruce Weber’s Diaper

    McNugget, cause his body is shaped like a McNugget.

  • tony

    Air Gordon or G-Force are great!

  • IDOT

    (Eazy Eric Gordon)


    (Eazy E.Gordon)

  • Big Clover


  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Lil round mound

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Short Stack

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Chubby Checka

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    paper clip

  • Brittany


  • edi zigic


  • matt

    AiR gOrDon!!!

  • RayRay

    The Clipper Flipper

  • http://yahoo sean

    the hobbit

  • http://aim.com Daniel Goose

    bartender…cause he makes shots

  • http://slamonline.com Goose

    Barteneder cause he makes shots

  • SuperMan

    Weapon X

  • Caleb Crow

    Flash Gordon

  • Charlene LaBranche


  • KB

    @Erik said it first, and I’m cosigning. ‘Splash Gordon’ cuz of the stroke.

  • Mark Fry

    Smooth EEEEEEEE! He was always so smooth at IU.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Kinda off topic but the evil guy from Billy Madison’s name is Eric Gordon…not sure how that translates….

  • Tyler

    the launchpad

  • http://slamonline.com Ismael Santiago

    ERIC”the message”,because he deliver this off season at world champs.,he’s here NBA.

  • http://slamonline.com Ismael Santiago

    Eric “THE MESSAGE” because he deliver this off season at fiba.

  • Taeg


  • Smush

    E-gor. because he is (and will soon be) a monster on the court.

    Or I would call him “Boo Boo” like Yogi Bear’s nephew. He looks like a bear.

  • Johnny

    The Muppet

  • rick

    silent assasin.. he just gets the job done. no questions askedd

  • Francisco Perez

    Ok. I got some:
    Mr. Sure shot
    Eric ‘Final destination’ Gordon
    Silent scope
    E-Biz – He’s all business
    Rain man
    Heat stroke
    Mr. Buttersworth
    …I’ll think of some more…

  • MSkittle

    Air Gordon

  • Ryan

    Mr. Blimpy


    The Sniper

  • Michael

    Ewok Gordon

  • Michael
  • http://Slamonline Maxim Dickieson

    Hollywood Gordon

  • matt


  • alex

    the assassin

  • Richard

    Easy Gordon

  • Larry

    L.A savior

  • Brian Wildemuth

    E-3 (E-Three)…so everytime he hits a three we can chant EEEEE-333333!!!!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Petros Stavrakis


  • http://myspace.com/jwormymmij Worm Rockwell

    Gordon Bombay!! ’nuff said.

  • vfong


  • Jake Rothman

    His nickname should be skittles, because his shots always go to the end of the rainbow, a.k.a the net

  • Sidney


    like Eazy E

  • http://facebook.com/mlee0522 Michael Lee

    ERGONOMIC (the science of designing user interaction with equipment and workplaces to fit the user) His shot is designed to fit into the hoop.

  • Najee Fareed

    Highlight Clip

  • Dinh

    Stealth Bomber, cause he’ll bomb 3s all day when you don’t see it coming

  • http://5vemics.com Josh M

    Commissioner Gordon

  • http://5vemics.com Josh M

    …Air Gordon also

  • Bahd

    Smooth Rick

  • Bahd

    Rickiddy Slick

  • Chris E.

    Splash Gordon- for all the outside shots and 3′s he’ll be making all day.

  • sirius black

    eric “sweet jay” gordon
    or sweet j

  • Greg j

    Splash or Splash Grodon should be his nickname take your pick!

  • http://www.hotmail.com Aidan Padgett Reimer


    It’s the first letter of his first name, and the first two letters of his last name. Also the “Go” represents gordan’s speed to get to the basket, and the man also got a good ego, hasn’t been in trouble since he’s got into the nba.

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

    The Next Episode

  • Ryan

    the EdGe

  • Tim lee


  • trout


  • Arash

    Smooth Operator

  • Charlie G

    Eric “G-Shock” Gordon

  • Charlie G

    Eric “Locomotive” Gordon

  • snuff


  • snuff

    the silencer
    high voltage
    E-train or money train

  • Jake

    Gordon from indiana where he was mr. basketball
    NICKNAME: Mr. Indifiable or Mr. Indihoop

  • gani

    Eric “Swish” Gordon

  • DD

    Eric “Suave” Gordon. Suave = smooth in Spanish; thought it’s be exotic.

  • Karley

    extreme genius

  • Brandon Harrison


  • Daniel Nunez

    Air-ic Gordon for his sick dunks

  • paolo14

    commissioner gordon!

  • james clark

    eric gordons nickname should be the Evil Genious (E.G)

  • james clark

    Eric Gordon the Evil Genius

  • fred martinear

    Quiet Storm!

  • jlee

    short E

  • lockon

    desert E

  • D_Moody92

    Los Angeles E-Clips

  • John

    “Don’t call Me Ben”

  • Daron Miller

    The Quiet Explosion

  • http://none Chris McCutcheon


    he has slid under the radar through college, as well as the nba. He can hit the three pointer with dead accuracy. With these two qualities, “sniper” would be the perfect nickname.

  • B-Limp

    Captain Straptastic

  • Chris

    Since this kid is basically the second coming of Mitch Richmond aka Rock I say we call him “Geo”
    which is a form of a rock and Eric G.O.rdon get it? get it? like it?

  • Chris

    Strictly Business

  • blackMamba

    EG Buckets

  • Justin

    Mr.Clean cause his moves are soooo clean

  • tony MOAM

    eric ”Air” gordan

  • tony MOAM

    eric ”Air” gordon

  • RyGLaws

    The Indy 10 or The Indiana wrecking ball

  • Chris Chavez (CTC)

    Eric “J” Gordan…. the way he shoots he should have a “J” in his name

  • Aaron

    “The Example”

    Why?: Another way of writing “for example” is E.G. and those are his initials. He is also the example of someone who is under 6’5″ and never needed to play point guard to excel.

    Eric “The Example” Gordon

  • Nate

    “Side-Clipp” … >>He’s Baron’s side kick, and often goes under the rader. While the superheroes like Kobe get the attention, the side-kicks like E.G. get little Spotlight.

  • ClarenzzeBreezy


  • tracemc

    Same funny face as a Pufferfish, but also as deadly on the court as the Puffer in the sea or on the sushi-chef table.

  • Matt

    EZ-come EZ-GO get me outta here!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Thanks for all your entries. A winner has been chosen and will be revealed in next issue of SLAM, on sale around 11/1.