The NBA is a big deal overseas. Particularly to the East where there is a gigantic market for the NBA and basketball players in general in China. Jerseys are purchased, games are watched and nicknames are given to the players.
However, there are a few things that are lost in translation when those nicknames are converted over to English and man-oh-man are some of them eyebrow raising or what!
Here we go, we'll throw down the players Chinese nickname in bold and then the actual players name behind it...
"The Little Emperor" - Lebron James
"Wei Dude" - Russell Westbrook
"[Effs] the Sky" - Steph Curry
"Letters Bro" - Giannis Antetokounmpo
"Snail Shell" - Kobe Bryant
"The Demon Blade" - Manu Ginobili
"The Giant Shark" - Shaquille O'Neal
"The Buddha" - Klay Thompson
"Melon" - Carmel Anthony
"Schoolbag Du" - Kevin Durant
"The Flying Pig" - Charles Barkley
"The Big Beard" - James Harden
"Second Best Under Heaven" - Scottie Pippen
A few favorites here...Steph Curry's nickname is bonkers, Kobe Bryant's is hilarious, Ginobili's is the coolest of the list and the Barkley & Shaq nicknames could not be more perfect!