One such thing: player nicknames. A couple of weeks ago, Sebastian Telfair made his debut for the Cavs, and I photoshopped the head of a Bass on him because of his nickname “Bassy”. I thought this was the end of my photoshop fun. For those of you who know me even remotely, you would have told me that it was not.
With the playoffs going on, Twitter has been buzzing about the NBA. A mistake in announcing of Spurs rookie Dejuan Blair’s name resulted in the awesome Tweetmeme DejuanBear. Inspired by this, here’s the 2010 NBA Playoffs All-Animal Team (Spoiler: Bassy is not on the team).
Guard: John Salmons
Forward: DeJuan Bear
Forward: Chris “Big Birdman” Andersen
Center: Joakim Boah
I know that I’ve left off Durantula, but I couldn’t justify ripping off this fantastic work by TheDanWimann so I’ll just link you his way instead. If there are any others that you think would work (and Kobe doesn’t, because his name doesn’t sound like an animal) leave them in the comments.
UPDATES: Some great stuff in the comments. First up, Aaron had this glorious Kobe Bry-ANT:
Amin with the Clamar Odom:
Eli suggested this, Tony Barker:
And DP suggested Heron Williams:
Alex droppin’ bombs with the idea of Kendrick Purr Kins:
GrANT HILL (I finally get it! You guys are punny)
You guys are the best.