Piston Nicknames

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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    This is what I got so far, feel free to add or correct....

    George Yardley - "Bird"
    Bob Lanier - Dobber
    Terry Tyler & John Long - Thunder & Lightning

    Bad Boys (circa 1987~1990)

    John Salley - Spider
    James Edwards - Buddha
    Isiah Thomas - Zeke
    Dennis Rodman - Worm
    Adrian Dantley - The Teacher
    Vinnie Johnson - The Microwave
    Bill Laimbeer - Lambs
    Coach Chuck Daly - Daddy Rich

    Teal Era

    Theo Ratliff - The Rattler
    Brian Cardinal - The Janitor
    Jerome Williams - Junk Yard Dog or JYD
    Corliss Williamson - Big Nasty
    Darvin Ham - Sag Nasty (Saginaw, MI)
    Elden Campbell - Easy

    Current Pistons nicknames

    Ben Wallace - Body
    Rasheed Wallace - Roscoe
    Chauncey Billups - The Mayor / Smooth
  2. linwood

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    Tayshaun Prince: The Thinman/ Plasticman

    Corliss Williamson: The Deacon (Ok, that one was just between me and my friends when he had that church deacon haircut for awhile, but it stuck and we still refer to him as Deacon!)

    Rip Hamilton: When he first came to Detroit from Washington, Blaha and company were working the nickname "Turbo"


    Jason Maxiell: The Brahma/ Maxey

    Carlos Delfino: Playstation
  3. crastinator

    crastinator First Round Draft Pick

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    Could someone fill me in on the origin of this nickname? I (very lazily) searched the forum and couldn't find the explanation. Is it because when he first came to the NBA he remarked about how little supervision they had on the road, and you could (paraphrasing) "take a playstation or a woman into your hotel room?"
  4. linwood

    linwood All-Star

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    I believe a member of the forum spotted Carlos playing a video game while sitting on the bench during a summer league game.
  5. crastinator

    crastinator First Round Draft Pick

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    Thanks - that too funny. :laugh:


    Let's hope he earns a court related nickname soon, instead of the bench related one. I'm also hoping it has something to do with slashing to the hole (prompted by the fact that he starts doing that more).
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    John Mengelt - Crash
    Chancey Billups - Mr. Big Shot
    Tayshaun Prince - Silent Assasin (at UK)
    Eddie Miles - Golden Arm
    Richard Hamilton - Rip
    Dave DeBusschere - Big D
    Walt Bellamy - Bells
  7. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Did Kevin Porter have a nickname? Mengelt is Brother HQs favorite player. Porter is #2. He'll be a big help to this thread when he comes around. armygirl too. They're old skool Cobo folk.

    Congoman, you out there?
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    basketbills All-Star Forum Donor

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    My favorite is the one John Sally gave to William Bedford....Willie B...according to Sally this stood for "Willie B here for practice today"? etc.
  9. KP

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    Yeah, Kevin Porter had a nickname, it was "KP" (my username namesake).
  10. KP

    KP First Round Draft Pick

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    How about...

    Fennis Dembo = Glasshopper
    Cliff Levingston = House (cause he put up so many bricks)
    Don Reid = the Chief
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    Jerome Williams - "JYD", Junk Yard Dog
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    Did we forget the most talked about player on these boards?... HVC
    We forgot to collect the Serbian import tax.
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    I will take credit for that one from the pre-PF.com days over at the detnews forum. After hearing Vegas summer league reports of him thumbing his Playstation on the bench and not paying attention to the floor, it was a 'play'full and sarcastic barb-moniker I figured I'd throw out there just to make micro laugh (the guy's just way too serious :P ). However...I will not lie in saying I figured last summer that his days with the Pistons were numbered. I think we've all been happily surprised by most of his PT this season :)

    I hope the moniker grows in acceptance and Carlos pays me royalties some day...or would those be paid to Sony? :confused: Damnit!...I can't even buy free tickets to a game with satirical genious!
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    Mad Hatter First Round Draft Pick

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    :laugh: :laugh:

    Sucked in again. :doh:

    If Cliff Levingston = Brick

    Darko = Wood.

    :censored:
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    mojowad Second Round Draft Pick

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    what about Dunkin Darvin the Ham Slamwich
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    Anyone remember when Vinnie Johnson had the "Brooklyn Bridge" as his nick? This was before the Microwave.
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    congoman First Round Draft Pick

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    How about Marvin "Bad news" Barnes

    and Eric "Easy" Money

    and Jumpin Joe Caldwell

    and Chuck "the stork" Nevitt
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    Rick Mahorn =McNasty.

    (He & Jeff Ruland were called McNasty & McFilthy in their Washington days.


    Ron Lee =The kamikazee kid
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    Mahorn & Barkley = Thump & Bump

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