Suggest NBA nicknames for Magic players' jerseys

Arron Afflalo - Christian Petersen

Players from the Heat and Nets might wear nicknames on the backs of their jerseys for at least one game in the 2013/14 season. Orlando Pinstriped Post invites your suggestions for Magic player nicknames.

The Associated Press reported Monday that players from the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets were asked to submit nicknames to wear on the back of their jerseys for at least one game between the teams in the 2013/14 season. "It's unclear how many times those teams would wear the nickname jerseys," the report says, "or if they would ever wear them against other opponents."

As a small-market team with no big-time star--yet--the Orlando Magic would not seem to be a likely candidate for nickname jerseys. But let's say, just for fun, that the NBA let Magic players wear their nicknames on their jerseys for one game. What should the players choose?

Keep up with all of our Magic coverage

For Glen Davis, the answer is simple: the "Big Baby" nickname has followed him throughout his NBA career, and I suspect that Magic fans might be persuaded to buy a jersey bearing that nickname.

Sadly, the Magic's fun nicknames end with Davis'. None of Orlando's other players has an obvious choice for this exercise; in fact, Hedo Türkoğlu already goes by a nickname, as his given name is Hidayet.

One supposes that the Magic could capitalize on Victor Oladipo's marketability around town--he might be the Orlando's most popular player despite never having played--by creating merchandise that calls attention to his name's similarity to the city's: #Orlandipo began trending on Twitter shortly after the Magic picked the Indiana product in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Whether Oladipo would want to wear "Orlandipo," or something similar, on his back for a real-life NBA game is unclear. It might be more artful if the front of the uniform said "Orlandipo" in the Magic's wordmark font, but such a design is unlikely to gain traction with the league.

What are your suggestions for Magic nicknames? Would you ever want to see one of them on the back of a jersey for a real game?

More from Orlando Pinstriped Post:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker