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NBA.com Chinese Nicknames for NBA players

SECAUCUS, NJ, March 29, 2007 -- German Racecar is hot, and he's working hard to get his team to the playoffs. Meanwhile Little Emperor lords over the East and his team just clinched a postseason spot. Hold on, hold on, what are you talking about? Who is German Racecar? Little Emperor? Well, let us explain: those are NBA players' nicknames in China.
"German Racecar" is Dirk Nowitzki, his ability to roll on court like a racecar, and he is, of course, from Germany. Meanwhile, China's Little Emperor is our "King James." For instance, do you want to know why Tim Duncan is called Stone Buddha? Scroll down. And while you're there check out the 10 Chinese nicknames we picked for you to vote on in our poll.

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Lol, just look at Carmelo's description. That really cracked me up.


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lol Stone Buddha has to be my favorite. Anytime somebody's demeanor is compared to that of a stone, you have to give some props.


A Darker Knight
Sweet Melon? That's hilarious. I guess they have to make up these names so they won't have to pronouce the English names everytime. :D


Aw, Here It Goes!
I like KG's "King Of The Wolves" nickname but Melo's has got to be the funniest.