For example, Tim Duncan, our Big Fundamental is known better in Asia as “The Stone Buddha.”
While some make sense, like calling Tony Parker “The Little French Sports Car,” others leave conclusion to the imagination. For example, in China, Pau Gasol is labeled simply “Sister-in-law”.
By the way, in China, Kawhi is “cute,” but check out the pronunciation: 可爱.
For an expanded list of Chinese nicknames for NBA players, click here.
Do you have nicknames for your favorite Spurs players?
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