You know we're in the dog days of summer when ... we dedicate entire posts to players' nicknames!
My feeling on nicknames is this: Anytime you discuss a person or group of persons 365 days a year -- like we do here at Liberty Ballers -- it's borderline disgusting to refer to said person(s) by the same name(s) each time. Romantic relationships are a perfect demonstration of this logic. Can you imagine if you were forced to call your girlfriend/boyfriend by their name, and name only? Me neither. That's why I invented (prove I didn't) nicknames like babe, baby, honey, boo, babygirl, mama and love-nugget. Nicknames are an essential part of relationships, even the one-sided, year-round relationships we're in with the Sixers players.
With that said, here's the list of nicknames I call the Sixers' players lucky enough to have them:
Jrue Holiday - The Jruth
Lou Williams - Sweet Lou, Lou-Will
Willie Green - Bill, Billy
Jodie Meeks - Jodiac Killer, Meekster
Evan Turner - The Villain, ET
Andre Iguodala - Iggy, Dre, I tried Exhibit A but it never caught on.
Thaddeus Young - Thad, TY
Andres Nocioni - Noce
Marreese Speights - Mo, Mo Speezy, M16
Now, your job: post any nicknames I missed, nicknames you have for players, or nicknames you made up strictly for this post. If anyone posts a nickname as good as Magic Johnson, Dr. J, The Big O, etc. and/or one of the LB writers uses your nickname throughout the season you win a free Liberty Ballers t-shirt.
All great nicknames start somewhere, folks. Be creative.