8. Royal Ivey
Dude is from Harlem, could not be further from royalty.
YEARS PLAYED: 2004-Present
TEAMS: Hawks, Bucks, 76ers, Thunder
POSITION: G, 6’3”, 200lbs
STATS: 3.5PTS, 1.2REB, 1.2AST in 12.8MIN
CRAPPY EXPERIMENTAL METAL BANDS KINDA NAMED AFTER HIM ON MYSPACE: ~1
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7. FAT LEVER
"Good hands, Fat!"
YEARS PLAYED: 1982-94
TEAMS: Blazers, Nuggets, Mavericks
POSITION: G, 6’3”, 170lbs
STATS: 13.9PTS, 4.1REB, 6.2AST in 31.7MIN
TIMES HE AVERAGED A TRIPLE DOUBLE FOR A SEASON: 0, but he came close in 88-89 with 19.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists.
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6. Slick Watts
"Slick Watts" was almost the what the writers of "Grease" called "Grease Lightning."
YEARS PLAYED: 1973-79
TEAMS: Sonics, Jazz, Rockets
POSITION: G, 6’1”, 175lbs
STATS: 8.9PTS, 3.2REB, 6.1AST in 26.3MIN
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5. Žan Tabak
First international player to play in the Finals for four different teams. Also the first player to play in the NBA Finals named Žan… or Tabak.
YEARS PLAYED: 1994-98, 1999-2001
TEAMS: Rockets, Raptors, Celtics, Pacers
POSITION: C, 7’0”, 245lbs
STATS: 5PTS, 3.6REB, 0.7AST in 14.6MIN
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TABAK’S CAREER FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED AND STEPH CURRY’S FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED LAST SEASON: 81 less NBAPlayersWithFunnyNames
4. Magic Johnson
A really underrated funny (and ironic) name in sports history. Think about it.
YEARS PLAYED: 1979- 91, 1995-96
POSITION: G/F, 6’8”, 215lbs
STATS: 19.5PTS, 7.2REB, 11.2AST IN 36.7MIN
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3. Bimbo Coles
…yes, he’s the bald one.
YEARS PLAYED: 1990-2004
TEAMS: Heat, Warriors, Hawks, Cavaliers, Celtics
POSITION: G, 6’1”, 180lbs
STATS: 7.8PTS, 2.1REB, 3.9AST in 23.8MIN
REAL NAME: Vernell Eufaye Coles (actually
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1. Frank Brickowski
What a condemning name for a basketball player. He may as well be a murderer named Mort Killester.
YEARS PLAYED: 1984-1997
TEAMS: Sonics, Lakers, Spurs, Bucks, Hornets, Kings, Celtics,
STATS: 10PTS, 4.7REB, 1.9AST IN 22.3MIN
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