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What nicknames do you have for Shaquille O'Neal and Miami's Super Team?

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Perhaps I'm taking a huge risk going down this path and leaving myself vulnerable that this exercise will just open the floodgates. But I'll do it anyway.

Throughout the 2010-2011 season, surely fans of the L.A. Times Lakers blog will leave comments denigrating Shaquille O'Neal and the Boston Celtics as well as Miami's Super Team in some fashion, along with some not-so-flattering nicknames. I want to keep this clean, but I hope this forum can serve as a launching pad for what nicknames you plan to assign Shaq as well as the Miami trio (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh).

Instead of presenting a poll with wide-ranging options, I'm going to leave those choices up to you so it doesn't stunt anyone's creativity. I will then follow up with a post on Thursday tallying all the results and featuring some of the best comments. Feel free to use it as a reference tool throughout the season in case you forget one of the names.

Remember, let's show some maturity and keep this in good taste.

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Laker fans have plenty of nicknames for LeBron James. Credit: Paul Tople / Associated Press.

 
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@RAGE777… “Can you imagine LBJ taking the last second shot against the Celtics and missing? What would Wade think of that, would he say he should have passed him the ball? Or the other way around.” LeBron and Wade are used to playing with the ball. What will be interesting is seeing if either can adjust their game physically and mentally to play without the ball. If they remain friends, maybe they’ll take turns. LOL.
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@RAZDIZZLEFOSHIZZLE… “To this day, I'm still sure that both Artest and Ariza were free agents and signed with there new persepective teams on their own terms. I'm sure you were already aware of that and worded it in a different way.” Yes, I was aware of it but anybody who thinks there was any question which player would be the Lakers small forward is mistaken. From the moment Artest was available, Ariza was gone.
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@KB BLITZ… “I wonder though if that means you still want to trade away Odom for Okafur Laker Tom.”
LOL, Blitz. Okafor was always just a throw in to get NO to trade Collison. I don’t know whether I would have pulled the trigger on a Collison/Okafor for Odom/Vujacic trade but I would have been tempted. In the end, the Lakers biggest weapon next to Kobe is the fact that they can cover all 48 minutes of every game at the 4 and 5 with Bynum, Gasol, and Odom. But there is no other point guard that I think we could have actually traded for who would have fit better than Collison. Great defender, playmaker, and 3-point shooter. He will become the West’s version of Rajon Rondo on defense and a 40% 3-point shooter and 90% free thrower. Bottom line, I trust Jerry and Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak to make the right moves. Right now, that means holding the course with this team and hoping that Andrew can stay injury free and become a beast.
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TOM

1. :eCreep and the Miami Meat


2. The Big Putrid and the Green Slime


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

Hello Blog Fam!

I've heard "Me Bron," which made me laugh. It's so apt.

Can't wait to see what the rest of the blog says! I know it's gonna be good!

GO LAKERS!

...Oh, and I have to add The Big Green Booger.

My personal favorite for Shaq comes courtesy of yellofever:


Shraq - The Great Green Ogre


(although a close second is Tanya, and of course Snaq O'Meal)

For James, I'm gonna stick with princess jimmy. Of course lately she's more like Crazy Pills...

For the Heat, I think the Cheat works best. jmho

"...., let's show some maturity and keep this in good taste."

You're kidding, right?

Fatty - don't forget MM is on vacation. He's probably knee-deep in vodka right about now. Never mind the percoset.

"...., let's show some maturity and keep this in good taste."

You're kidding, right?

Posted by: Fatty | August 11, 2010 at 12:45

Bwahaha I thought the EXACT same thing!

Shaq plus a fully healty KG gives the Celts a serious chance to win. Combine that with Rondo's ability to penetrate and find openings in the defense is the difference along with improved rebounding. kobe,lebron,wade,gasol,all just got nervous. Ron Artest shuld have gotten co MVP in the championship series after attempting an arm bar reverse taken down on Pierce. Kneeing Ray Allen in the thigh and elbowing Rondo in the lower jaw professionally. 12 Foul shots in the last 6 minutes by L.A. I thought the refs were not suppose to determine the outcome of a CHAMPIONSHIP.

Trevor Ariza traded to the Hornets

On the positive side, he won't be with the Rockets on Opening Night, so he won't be subjected to the pain of watching his former teammates get their rings and raise Banner #16.

On the negative side, he is banished to the New Orleans Hornets. As soon as CP3 leaves town, he will be stuck there in full rebuilding-mode.

Sad. Just think what could-have-been had he stayed with the Lakers.

Trevor should kick his worthless agent to the curb. New team, new agent.

P & G R

Oh, I see another greenie is still having emotional issues with the loss.

"We should have won, wah, wah, wah, ......as the little green piggies cried all the way home"

M2,

>>> let's show some maturity and keep this in good taste.

Add me to those enjoying your sense of humor.

The Three A-ME-gos featuring DUH-wayne, ME-Bron and RU-Paul

I like Shraq, the Big Green Ogre. That's funny.

My personal name for him though is The Big Diaper, because he's almost old enough to need one, he's a big baby, and because he's full of sh!t and hot air (which makes him a natural fit for the Septics). It also works because Wilt was called the Big Dipper.

And that's coming from a guy who thinks Shaq's jersey should UNQUESTIONABLY be retired by the Lakers. Haha

Shaq has always been the Big Fraud to me. If you can't hit an outside shot (or a free throw), you aren't a basketball player. Just a huge body...

Guys,

It's more like posting the obligatory legal disclaimer so I can insist plausible deniability in case indeed this post does result in LeBron and Shaq threatening to sue The L.A. Times. lol.

MM

Well, don't remeber who posted that first, but liked:

Shraq OGREal IV

And

Miami sHeat The Ladies Team


Shaq has always been the Big Fraud to me. If you can't hit an outside shot (or a free throw), you aren't a basketball player. Just a huge body...

Posted by: Hater | August 11, 2010 at 01:04 PM
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I second that...

The Three Little Pigs (Miami), and The Big Bad Wolf (Kobe), along with Fat Bosturd (Snaq). That is all.

DBDH!

or Shraq ogREAL TRAITOR IV

justanothermambafan - Forgot to offer my congrats to you for RCOTD! I went to David Stern and asked if I can redeem that award for another ASG pass and he said No. Sorry I tried.

Not knee deep in vodka just yet. But perhaps in a matter of time...

MM

JAMF...

When you're right , you're right....Shraq is just classic!! It's perfect!! Props once again to yellofever!!

Fat Bastard and the 3 Krispy Kremes...

Shaqasaurusrex

New Nickname for Shaq and the Heat:

The Big Fat Ball of Suck - for both

Fatty....

C's fans just can't stand a taste of their own medicine. It was all good in 2008 when the Celtics got away with their so-called "intense defense."

@LAKER J… Like you, I would have loved to see DC in purple and gold and would have been tempted to trade Odom to get him. I think he is just the perfect fit for the Lakers. Anyway, I still will go with what Mitch and the Lakers front office decides. Odom is still a valuable key because he allows us to man the 4 and 5 positions with great players 48 minutes of every single game. Maybe down the road somehow…
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@RAZDIZZLEFOSHIZZLE… Actually, it is a shame because I loved Trevor even though I preferred Artest for his physicality and defense against Pierce, LeBron, and Melo. And the fact that he signed for the MLE (just like Artest) made the prior signings under different circumstances of Sasha and Luke for that kind of money even harder to bear. The problem, of course, was the damn luxury tax but Trevor would have been a great backup for both Ron and Kobe. Maybe just like with Collison, somewhere down the road… To answer your excellent question, I would prefer Ariza over Barnes for sure if you ignore the money and length of contract.
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TOM

What about Three Blind Mice? Once our defense kicks in, they won't be able to throw a pea in the ocean (RIP Chick).

Snaq? Who?

DBDH!

@LakerTom - I'm not sure that Wade and LeBron can play without the ball. Maybe LeBron, but he is going to have to reinvent himself and play second fiddle Wade consistantly. That is going to get old I'm sure...

justa....

ditto with the congrats on your RCOTD!

For Miami Trio--
THE AXIS OF EGO

For Shaq--
THE BIG BANDWAGONNER

It would make my week if I could get some props from Mamba24!

Nickname for Miami: Runners up

Nickname for Shaq: The Big Journeyman

Its really the 'Dynamic Duo' as Bosh will be a role player in their line up.

Ugly scenes we may see this year from Miami.......(not wishing it, but it could happen)

Wade will have a painful paper cut and will need to be taken off the court in a wheel chair with a towel covering his face to hide his crying.

Lebron will have his 'security force' beat up several of the news media and past NBA stars for insulting him in the off season.

James will change his pre-game ritual of throwing chalk dust into the air.

Instead, his President of marketing will pour Vodka onto the floor in a Voo Doo ritual, then grovel and dance before 'King Lebrona', as he stands arms crossed on the scorers table. Followed by a chicken sacrifice and the burning of candles.

After a disappointing 20-20 start to the season, Riley in desperation, will fire the coach and assume his duties for the remainder of the year, trying to qualify the Heat for the playoffs.

In an effort to turn his poor shooting season around. Bosh who had already trimmed his hair to be taken more seriously, will now shave his head, so as not to be recognized by the irate and disappointed fans.

A surprise locker room inspection by the Miami Vice Police Squad will find several Voo Doo dolls, representing all the NBA opposing stars, adorned in Lebron's locker.

Yes, these scenes are scary brutal, but they could happen........

Hopefully Shaq will mistake Pierce's fingers for little sausages and chew them off...

Miami Mice. Crockett & (Shaquille) Tubbs.

Shaq's nickname would be - The Big Green Blob

MM - do I really have to say this again?


You know you want to take me (to the ASG in LA) with you.


You know it, and I know it.


Your pretend conversations with Darth Stern are NOT impressing anyone, and are certainly not fooling anyone.


I told you - resistance is futile.

This is your density... ummm.... destiny.


Miami trio-
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
LBJ is the ugly one. No offense! D Wade is the bad one because he's a bad mo fo'. Bosh will have to be the good one I guess. Lol

Shaq = Ted McGinley

Miami trio = The Ring Wraiths

Mark Medina,


"Remember, let's show some maturity and keep this in good taste."


Nice attempt, pal. This'll go far.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

The Big Leper
Boston Smelts
The Three Junkies
Miami Snort Cokeheads

Shaq - The Big Gangrene

Since Boston is a New England Revolutionary War town, How About:

"THE BIG BENEDICT ARNOLD"

OR Since the Keltics have an arguable link to the Druids, How About:

Keltics Front Court Referred to as "STONEHENGE" and Whaquille referred to as "THE BIG MONOLITH" since their front line is big, but immobile.
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

If we're gonna call Shaq an ogre why not call him SHRAQ!!

Sha-Kill A'Meal
Sha-Kill A'Deal
The Big Irish...I can beat Kobe.


The Miami Treat and The Three Mask-a-Tear's.

Nevermind

@ andy:

Shaq = Ted McGinley

YES! Ted McGinley, TV Show killer. If you want to cancel a TV show pronto, call this dude. A cancerous being who feeds off of others for personal gain. Kindred spirits!

DBDH!

Since it is Miami:
Dwayne's Discipulos (Ok, my spanish is poor. Dwayne's Disciples)
Hermanos en Heat (Yes, I'm thinking about dogs for this one....)

I'd vote for any nickname that does not mention LeBron and highlights how it is Wade's team.

Miami Heat = Miami Hype
The Three Kings = The Three Strikes
Shaq = The Big Oofie
Celtics = Boston Brine

Shaq - The Big Gangrene

Shaq name can be... "The Big Cherry Picker" and the in Miami threesome are "The Kobe Stoppers".

Boston - Grandpa Shaq

Miami - We're taking our egos to South Beach

For Shaq-- THE BIG BANDWAGONNER It would make my week if I could get some props from Mamba24! Posted by: lone star laker fan | August 11, 2010 at 01:23 PM
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No, No, No! It would make my day, if I could say...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!! Carry On!

YES! Ted McGinley, TV Show killer. If you want to cancel a TV show pronto, call this dude. A cancerous being who feeds off of others for personal gain. Kindred spirits! DBDH! Posted by: Don't Blame Del Harris! | August 11, 2010 at 01:58 PM
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DBDH, all I have to say is I'm glad you are on our side brother!!!
Twice in a row is unheard of but...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!

Mark Medina, "Remember, let's show some maturity and keep this in good taste." Nice attempt, pal. This'll go far.Posted by: Jon K. | August 11, 2010 at 01:42 PM
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ROTFLMAO!!! PREACH JON K., PREACH!!!!!! OH SWEET JESUS!!!!!

Shaq - The Big Wannabe

The Heat - The three ring circus without a ring

Miami Heat = Miami Threesome (LOL!!)


Shaq - The Big Shamrisk

Cheat Big 3 - The 3 Mojitos

Lebron James - MeBron Claims

or Miami Threesome Train-ers

I imagine those guys doing the train LOL!!

Shaq- (the first time he gets hurt) The BIG LEPER-CON

Miami- The 3 ME-EGOS

Boston Puss
Shaq = The Big Zit
Miami Maids
LBJ++ = Three Queens

Top 3 names for Shaqille O'Neal with the Celtics...


Number 3: "The Boston ME Party"

Top 3 names for Shaqille O'Neal with the Celtics...


Number 2: "don't call him anything, just ignore him"

Top 3 names for Shaqille O'Neal with the Celtics...

Number 1: Scalabrizzle O'Bryan

(because it reflects about how much of an impact he'll have for the Celtics)

Miami: 30 fingers still one ring

>>>Shaq = Ted McGinley
>>>
>>>YES! Ted McGinley, TV Show killer. If you want to cancel a TV show pronto,
>>>call this dude. A cancerous being who feeds off of others for personal gain.
>>>Kindred spirits!


ooooh. And you know what they call it when a show goes downhill... jumping the shark.

So now, whatever team Shaquille goes to should be described as jumping the Sharq.

Dwayne Wade's Miami Heat! Now featuring Chris Bosh and some other guy.

Since Miami has a large Cuban population that fled their homeland and Princess Jimmy fled his homeland of Cleveland:

Miami Heat = "Miami Marielitos"

Boston = "Stonehenge"

Whaquille = "The Big Monolith"
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

Shaq - The Big Leper or The Big Leperchaun
Heat - The Ringwraths, the 3Me-Egos, the Super-Egos

Miami trio-
La niña, La Pinta y La Santa Maria because they're coming from the east to take our gold. Lol. Well, at least they'll try to take it.
Go Lakers!!!

THE BEST NAME FOR THE BIG MEASEL..... IS ........................

..................THE BIG GREEN MONSTER..........LOL

Shaq: The Big Minimum
Heat Big 3: The Persuader, the Traitor, and the Canada Hater.

As in...

The Boston Celtics were good a couple of years ago, but now they've jumped the Sharq.

miami heat....the three stooges
shaq....the BIG TURD

I second the suggestion of "Shraq". And Miami "ReHeat," as in leftovers (about to be munched on by the Repeat Lakers).

SHAQ = The Biggest Loser
MIAMI HEAT= The Housewives of Miami

The Big Detrimental (to his team)

The Mia-nage a Trios (and not the good kind...)

Shaq: The Bigger Papi

The Miami BBW's' (Bron, Bosh, Wade)
The Miami Conceit

Shaquille Puerile
Shaquille O'Neal Elephant Seal

SHAQ= "20-1.3" (from getting paid 20 mil last year to 1.3 mil he's getting this year)
"rent-a-shaq" ( no one wanted to sign this guy & boston had to volunteer to sign this guy out of a good heart)

Lebron= greg oden's big brother (they look alike and both ugly)

dwayne wade= van exel's younger brother (they look alike, especially when dwade shaves his head)

chris bosh= who cares about bosh (his name is barely mentioned, if not mentioned at all, on any articles....it's always lebron, dwayne and that other dude)


Another one for shaq:
"Do you want me to shoot it?, NO"
"Do you want me to pass it?, NO"
"Do you want me to slam it?, NO!

...artest and ariza could have played together in a LAKERs uniform, that would be great for the LAKERS ...now ariza is traded again, a journeyman once more. dump your agent Trevor, he ruined your career with the LAKERS !!!!

Another one for shaq:
"Do you want me to shoot it?, NO"
"Do you want me to pass it?, NO"
"Do you want me to slam it?, NO!

Posted by: jimmy | August 11, 2010 at 03:40 PM

Here's one more:
"Do you want me to try and stop Shannon's dunk?, HELL NO!!"

Can I post now

Miami - Dwayne Wades Miami heat, or the Miami Dwades

Dwade - 1 ring wade

Lebron - number 2, or Robin, or Pippen

Bosh - who?, or that other guy

Shaq - the big ring chaser

Snaq = Refried Green Bean OR just "Green Bean" if you wanna get cute.

Meame = The Three Stooges OR Miami (c)Heat

Big Snack Shaq

Snaq = The Green Beaner (cause he hopped over to the dark side)...hope its not too offensive, just a play of words.

SHAQO....In Ireland/Dublin nicknames are given by adding an 'o' to the end of your first name. Thus, Shaq would play a tribute to MJ (not #23, the other MJ) just like Artest did with his jersey number. SHAQO / JACK-O.

OK...i gotta admit, my creative juices are as slimy as a creepy drunk bostonian. Maybe I'll think of better ones while stuck in traffic :)

Shaq - the Fat Ugly Chameleon. For short: the FUC !

Shaq -- The Big Leprechaun

Miami -- Sound Machine -- because all we've heard is talk

Miami Heat: Shooting Stars.

Shaq: The Big Lime. (So sour - if I can't rejoin you, I'll help them to beat you.) But, I like his decision to find a way to remain significant.

Shaq -The cumbersome recyclable merchant!


Heat -Hoodwink Comrade

Miami Heat: Titanic
Shaq: The Big Irrelevant

I would label Shaq the "Big Fat leprechaun".

For the Miami Heats: "LCD in HD"

Shaquillel Ho'Neil...I'll sell myself cheap.

Shaq: The Big Minimum
Heat Big 3: The Persuader, the Traitor, and the Canada Hater.

Posted by: Logo44 | August 11, 2010 at 02:57 PM

Classic...love it!

The Miami Cheat

Shaq: Big Paperweight

Heat trio: Cowards

Oh!

Shaq: Flubber.

google flubber lol

The Big Blarney.

The Super Friends.
Bryant is Solomon Grundy, Phil Jackson is Lex Luthor.

 
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