The NBA Playoffs are a lot of fun. We get all sorts of great play, some chance at upsets (though not much), and we get more exposure to some funny inanities that I appreciate.
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: Jameerkat Nelson
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.
Denny is a Northern Ohio native and Ohio State alumnus who currently lives in (and therefore blogs from) Washington, DC. Because he lives in the District, he clearly does not understand anything about Cleveland sports. You can follow Denny on Twitter.