The Fantasy Basketball Pun Encyclopedia


February 5, 2013 by Brandon Keller

NBA Fantasy Basketball pun

Fantasy basketball is really fun. However, what really puts the sport over the top is all of the pun possibilites for your team’s name. In no other sport do you have such a wide array of diverse and unique names among the superstars of the league. I mean, the best player in the league is named LeBron for Moses’ sake. So the rule is, take a player on your team, find a great pun, and you have a world class fantasy basketball team name.

So with that in mind, we put the Bat Signal to the sky and a Pun Creating Super Team was formed, featuring Will Purvis, Shane Diesel JJ Pontes, Michael Emerson, Michael Robinson, and myself. We are burdened with the task of compiling a list of some of the best puns in the league, organized by player’s last name.

Note: Only players who are owned in 90% or more of Yahoo leagues were considered


Aldridge, LaMarcus
Ruffles Have Ald-Ridges
Water Under the Aldridge

Anderson, Ryan
Get Rich or Die Ryan
Goodbye Mr. Anderson

Anthony, Carmelo
A Simple Melo-dy
Don’t Harsh My Melo
Melo Yellow


Batum, Nicolas
Batum Raider
Batum Bitch

Bosh, Chris
Bosh Soph
Like a Bosh

Bryant, Kobe
Kobe-wan Kinobe


Chandler, Tyson
United States Tyson-tennial
The Tyson Zone

Cousins, DeMarcus
Boogie Nights
Kissing Cousins

Curry, Steph
Curry Spice
Curry-Up Offense


Davis, Anthony
D-Avis Rent a Car
Alien Ant-thony Farm

Dragic, Goran
My Heart Will Goran
Can’t Goran Much Longer

Duncan, Tim
Duncan Donuts
America Runs on Duncan
Duncan Public

Durant, Kevin
Stairway to Kevin
Duran Durant
Du-Ranting and Raving


Ellis, Monta
If All Ellis Fails
The Full Monta


Garnett, Kevin
Stairway to Kevin
Nothing But Gar-Nett
Gar-Nett Worth

Gasol, Marc
Zero Marc Thirty
Are You Afraid Of The Marc?
X Marc’s the Spot

Gasol, Pau
Paulowing the Leader
Pau, Right in the Kisser

Gay, Rudy
A Rude-y Awakening
Rudy To Rumble

George, Paul
Curious Paul George
The Summer of George

Gortat, Marcin
Hakuna Gortata
Embrace the Marcin

Griffin, Blake
Frosted Blakes
Blake Superior
My Achy Blakey Heart


Harden, James
Harden the Interruption
Ball So Harden

Holiday, Jrue
Jrue or False
Jrue Détat

Horford, Al
Al-ifornia Love
Built Hor-Ford Tough
This is Hor-Forty

Howard, Dwight
All Dwight Moves
Don’t Matter If You Black or Dwight
Dwight Men Can’t Jump


Ibaka, Serge
Ibaka Flocka Flame
Serge Protector
Serge I-Block-Ya

Iguodala, Andre
Iguo-Dolla, Dolla, Bill Ya’ll
That Shit Dre
Iggy Pop

Irving, Kyrie
The Kyrie Cyrus Show
Cobra Kyrie
Sw-Irving Side To Side


James, LeBron
LB James and The Giant Peach
Lebronosaurus Rex

Jefferson, Al
Al-ifornia Love
The Jefferson’s
Mr. Jefferson

Jennings, Brandon
Cool Jennings Mon
Jennings-ration X

Johnson, Joe
Not Your Average Joe
Cup of Joe


Lawson, Ty
Breaking the Lawson
Lawson and Order

Lee, David
Do You BeLEEve In Miracles?
LEEn On Me


Monroe, Greg
Monroe Row Row Your Boat


Nash, Steve
Please use the Nash Tray
Straight Nashty
It Was A Monster Nash

Noah, Joakim
Noah’s Ark
Check Yes or Noah
Noah Constrictor

Nowitzki, Dirk
Circle Dirk
Knee Dirk Reaction


Parker, Tony
Walk in the Parker
Magic Parker

Paul, Chris
Mr. Know-it-Paul

Pierce, Paul
You Can’t Handle the Truth!
Sasha Pierce


Randolph, Zach
Zach 2 The Future
Return of the Zach
Randolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rondo, Rajon
Rajon Valjean
The Rajon Cajun


Smith, Josh
The Smith Element
The Man, the Smith, the Legend


Wade, Dwayne
Wade in Full
Dwayne’s World
Dwayneing Buckets

Westbrook, Russell
Wild Wild Westbrook
North By Northwestbrook
Russell and Flow

Williams, Deron
Deron Trouble Now
Double Dog Deron


One thought on “The Fantasy Basketball Pun Encyclopedia

  1. Great ! Thank you.
    As much as it is true about season-long leagues, it can also be applied in daily fantasy basketball, too. It’s very important to use stats like Defense vs Position (DvP), Effective Field Goal Percentage (eFG%), Usage Rate , and Pace..The Importance of Team Pace in Fantasy Basketball.

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