In his latest blog entry Chad Lucas laments Kadiri Richard’s lack of a good nickname.
Kadiri Richard blocked six more shots tonight. Somebody needs to make him up a good nickname. “KD” is alright, but it’s not all that creative.
I feel that we, as a group, need to come up with this nickname. The gauntlet has been thrown down by Mr. Lucas and we must respond.
Some quick facts to keep in mind:
He’s averaging 4.75 blocks per game in 20 mpg. That’s one block per 4 minutes and 13 seconds that he’s on the floor!
He attended Virginia Union University (NCAA Div. II). It’s a good school with an excellent basketball program which is among the best in Div. II. It’s a traditionally all black college which also produced Ben Wallace and Charles Oakley.
He’s originally from Columbia, South Carolina and he’s 27.
He teaches special needs students to pay the bills.
So we need to come up with something that can capture his high energy play and his defensive abilities. If he were Russian or Eastern European something like the “Iron Curtain” may have worked. KR5 (the lazy basketball nickname) sounds lame. Richard V sounds dumb in every way concievable. Defcon5 might work, but I’m not sure. We need to come up with something here, people.
Please post your suggestions in the comments section. Together we can come up with something.