All my Chinese NBA nickname knowledge came from this incredible twitter thread.
I tried to write a blog about it back when I first saw it but Chinese characters were just showing up as ????. Then Deadspin beat me to it. Those pesky losers! Here are some of my favorite not mentioned in the video.
- Due to his small size for a basketball player, Steph Curry is known as “The Elementary School Student” (???). He is also known as “Steph Skyfucker” (??)
- Some Lebron haters also call him “King of the Crabs” (??) in reference to when he claimed he didn’t travel he just crab dribbled.
- What about our guy Terry Rozier? Turns out his nickname is either ??? (The Biological Son) or ?? (The Crown Price) because it’s clear that Danny Ainge loves him like a real son and would never trade him.
- Charles Barkely “The Flying Pig”
- Andre Miller – ??? “Karen Mok” because he looks like Hong Kong actress Karen Mok.
- Scottie Pippen – ????? “Second Best Under Heaven”