Lakers Nation, Andrew’s recent outstanding play has merited a nickname. We’ve heard them all: Bynumite! A-Train, A-Bomb, etc… Sound-off in the comments and tell us what you think!
Lakers Examiner: I was so bored during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-97 lambasting of the Washington Wizards that I had to think of something to occupy my time.
After watching Andrew Bynum follow up his career night with yet another strong performance (23 points, 14 rebounds), I decided it was high time we get this boy a nickname.
“Andrew” sounds like we’re talking about a six year old boy and “Bynum” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.
Good nicknames have all but disappeared from the NBA in the last decade or so. Gone are the days ofVinnie “The Microwave” Johnson. The only nicknames that seem to exist are ones that were given to players by their grandmothers like Smush Parker or Boobie Gibson.
The only other nicknames we get are some lame combination of initials and/or numbers like K.G., CP3, or AK47.
The Lakers themselves don’t really have any nicknames besides, of course, “The Machine”. Kobe Bryant is referred to as “Black Mamba” in some circles, but it isn’t readily associated with him. Lamar Odom goes by L.O…booooooring.