The Big Dipper. Mr. Clutch. Dr. J. Magic. Larry Legend. Basketball nicknames used to be dope. And while there are still some exceptions—The Answer, Diesel and The Glove come to mind—too many cats today lack memorable tags. We at SLAM find this unacceptable; now we’re doing something about it. Each month, we’ll bring you a player whose skills demand something more descriptive than their initials or a shortened version of their name—and that’s where you come in. First up is Jermaine O’Neal. What is a JO? Don’t say it means jump off. Give us your suggestions for a real nickname for Jermaine.
The winner will be blessed with a dope prize from our vault and their name in Trash Talk next issue.