KD, AD, LBJ,, MJ, PG, etc are all easily recognizable.
Calling Russ RW is annoying because RW literally has the same amount of syllables as his full name, but at least it makes sense because he’s a high profile player?
BUT BOY DOES IT GRIND MY GEARS WHEN SOMEONE SAYS
*”Jazz could use someone like SM”*
AND I HAVE TO WASTE 10 MINUTES GOING THROUGH THEIR POST HISTORY AND GOOGLE TO FIND OUT THIS MF WAS TALKING ABOUT *SHAKE MILTON*
If a player is consensus worth talking about, chances are they already have a nickname or we just use their first or last name.
If they do not, then chances are most people wouldn’t recognize them by a nickname you make up. There is no reason to go against the grain and confuse people.
Edit: thank you for my first award friend
Edit 2: wow