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Old 08-15-2008, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bosh's Chinese Nickname is "Long Wang"

These are hilarious.

Originally Posted by NBA.com
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.

NBA.com has posted a sampling of some of the best nicknames fans in China have given their favorite NBA players and the reasons behind it.
Source - Click here to see list of other NBA Chinese nicknames
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