A thread of Chinese internet nicknames for NBA players.— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) May 7, 2018
China is crazy for the NBA, but official sources use boring phonetic transcriptions, failing to take advantage of Chinese characters having both sound and meaning. Chinese netizens have "improved" on these official names.
Tim Duncan - 石佛 "The Stone Buddha"— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) May 7, 2018
Due to his perceived unemotional nature
Manu Ginobili - 妖刀 "The Demon Blade"— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) May 7, 2018
Perhaps the coolest nickname of them all, Ginobili earned this moniker for his ability to slash to the hoop using tricky footwork like the Eurostep.
Vehicle nicknames!— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) May 7, 2018
Dirk Nowitzki is 德国战车, "The German Panzer Tank"
Tony Parker is 法国小跑车, "The Little French Sports Car"
Click on Nick's Twitter to find out nicknames of other teams' players...so many! But no one has one better than Manu!