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    It's time to reveal the nicknames I've given the guys. This is something I actually learned in Orlando. Those guys did it so I just carried that over here and everybody gets a kick out of it. It's a fun way to play around with guys.

    Jamaal Tinsley is either Kirk Franklin the singer, or Gary Brackett, linebacker for the Colts

    Kareem Rush is Wayne Brady, Brian McKnight or Michael Cage – he doesn't like that one, though, because of the hair.

    Andre Owens is Ralphie because we say he looks like a dog and Ralphie's a common dog name.

    Danny is Hollywood by the way he dresses and pretty much his fashion sense. He thinks he's Hollywood.

    Mike Dunleavy is Steve Novak of the Houston Rockets, who I played with in college. They look identical.

    David Harrison is Sinbad or Lenny Kravitz.

    Ike Diogu is Sean Kingston, the rapper/musician.

    Marquis Daniels is Devin Hester or Flava flav.



    And Stephen Graham looks like Joey Graham.

    I don't have one a good one for Jeff or for Murph, either. And I really don't have one for Flip because he's new to the team. Some of these nicknames can get personal. And as you can see, some aren't the best of nicknames. Once Flip gets acclimated to the team a little bit more he's going to get one. It can take awhile. I haven't come up with one for Jeff or Troy yet and Stephen is just his brother. And I don't have one for Shawne Williams.

    They have some nicknames for me, too, but too many to really list. They've called me everybody from Peyton Manning to Eli Manning to every quarterback, every musician, every white basketball player. I hear Dennis the Menace from Jamaal, but that's more because I play jokes on the guys.

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    WTF Diener?!?! None for Foster? Will someone get him some feedback on the Zoolander tip. Sheesh.

    Murphy looks a bit like that actor that died in The Departed but guessed about Leo's secret before he did. Don't want to spoil the film for anyone beyond that.


    Also, doesn't Diener know that his "Ballboy" or my preferred variation "Ballkid" as in "I said Ball kid, not BALD kid!" ala Slick.

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    My buddy and I call Diener, "Mazda" because all we think of when he starts a fast break is Zoom, Zoom.

    We call Foster, "Jeff150", because he's built tough.

    Shawne is "Cheech" (not only the offseason incident but he kind of looks like a stoner out on the court) and Harrison is "Chong". Obviously......

    Coach O'Brien is "The Made Man." Honestly, just looking at him frightens me a little.

    Daniels is "Danger." Mainly because everytime he puts the ball on the floor I cringe a little bit and think we are in danger of a turnover. It also kind of fits off the court as well.

    What do you think?
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    Foster=Mercury
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    Daniels reminds me of Sideshow Bob.

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    Foster=Mercury
    I was thinking you call him Queenie to get him fired up, but he already plays like that all the time.

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    If Diener doesn't shave for a while and grows those sideburns and pulls the socks up...

    Teen Wolf


    or Michael J.?

    not Jordan but Fox

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    If Diener doesn't shave for a while and grows those sideburns and pulls the socks up...

    Teen Wolf


    or Michael J.?

    not Jordan but Fox

    Deiner=Wolf from X-men


    Foster is Australian for Beer....he don't need no stinking nickname.
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    Foster is Australian for "good azz defense".
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    Travis Diener looks like Beck.


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    “If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning.” - Catherine Aird

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    Her brother is James Haven...

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG


    I'd post the pic but the tech is beyond me.

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    And here we have brother and sister making out.



    So that's how it is in their family. [/ferrisbeullersdayoff]
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    Blue Steel, Derek Zoolander, either way. Next time I have a chance to say something to Travis before a game I'll clue him in on it.

    I love most of those. Andre Owens does look like a dog, flava flav for quis is hilarious as is Sinbad for Hulk.

    I'm sure someone is going to come in here and read something in to Jermaine not being mentioned soon.

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    Murphy = Ross ...as in Ross from "Friends". Same face, big goofy nose, etc...
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    And here we have brother and sister making out.



    So that's how it is in their family. [/ferrisbeullersdayoff]
    Wait, Jeff Foster and Shade are related?!


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    Foster=Mercury
    And yet when we say we are waiting for the hammer to fall we mean Harrison.

    Dude should change his number to '39.


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    Daniels reminds me of Sideshow Bob.
    Who?

    Oh, side SHOW Bob.

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    I stopped reading when he said Jamaal was Gary Brackett.

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    I stopped reading when he said Jamaal was Gary Brackett.

    lmao he does kinda look like him ,Brackett being alot fatter in the face tho if Brackett had the same cheesy smile in his picture , I'd see it a lil more... they do look like they could be brothers heh ...


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    Plumlee reminds me of a young Dale Davis. Good rebounding and he contests shots well on defense and his offensive game is very raw just like DD's was coming out of college.
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    Her brother is James Haven...

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG


    I'd post the pic but the tech is beyond me.

    hehe damn... they do have an uncanny resemblence (sp?)



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    Plumlee reminds me of a young Dale Davis. Good rebounding and he contests shots well on defense and his offensive game is very raw just like DD's was coming out of college.
    "If my answers frighten you, then you should cease asking scary questions."

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