The Moniker Project
It occurred to us here at BlazersOG that one of the things missing from this young Blazers team, one of the things gained from experience and years in the League is a good, solid nickname for every player. Mike Rice and Mike Barrett have coined Brandon “the Natural” Roy, which is perfect. The other players, for the most part, are severely lacking in the alias department. So, every Saturday, we’re going to post a different player and come up with a nickname that we’ll then pass on to the powers that be. We all know that a nickname can take hold simply because people use it and we’re going to do exactly that. One request, however, is that the nicknames stay positive – they don’t necessarily have to be basketball-oriented, but this is a FAN site, so pointless criticism or needless insults won’t be included as possible selections.
So post your ideas in the comments section and we’ll put up the top 3 every week and then repost so we can collectively pick the favorite.
The first player we thought made the most sense, in terms of Blazers tenure and severe need of a sweet nickname, is Martell Webster. There is so much about him as a player and person that is fascinating to watch. He is one of the best shooters in the League when he’s hitting and his intensity and focus is almost too severe at times. If you want to check out his stats, click here. There is a dilemma, however, in that he is rumored to already have a nickname, which is pretty cool (“The Definition” as a play on his last name’s dictionary-connection). We’ve never, ever heard it used, though, so I guess it either hasn’t stuck or people just don’t know. Either way, that’s the whole point of this effort.
Marty McFly? Seattle’s Best? Uncle Marty?