Coolest Names in the NBA

Eric DeBerContributor IDecember 9, 2008

Coolest First Names

Carmelo Anthony - Smooth.

Kobe Bryant - Awesome.

LeBron James - His mother must have known he was going to be someone special, because she sure gave him a unique name. I guarantee before King James rose to prominence, no one else in the world shared the same name.

LaMarcus Aldridge - Not just Marcus, but LaMarcus.

Speedy Claxton - Not his birth name, but 'Speedy' has taken over.

Jacque Vaughn - Only a great name because he sounds like the Frenchest (new word) person ever. Only problem is that he is flat-out black.

Nene - Got to give props to the one-name only guys.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas


Coolest Last Names

Andre Iguodala

Von Wafer

Kevin Love - The Gay/Love, Love/Gay era in Memphis could have been something special. Oh well.

Rudy Gay

Wally Szczerbiak

Dan Gadzuric


All-Around Cool

Stromile Swift - Very elegant.

Zaza Pachulia

Tayshaun Prince

Andris Biedrins

DeSagana Diop

Kosta Koufos - Alliteration gets points in my book.

Rajon Rondo - Ditto.

Rasho Nesterovic

OJ Mayo - Or Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo.

Yakhouba Diawara

Emeka Okafor

Luc Richard Mbah a Mouté

Eduardo Najera

Royal Ivey - Just smooth.

Sonny Weems

Thabo Sefolosha - Sounds like a straight up Swedish weightlifter.

Oleksiy Pecherov - Is this hockey?

Jamario Moon

Didier Ilunga-Mbenga - Say what?

Kelenna Azubuike


Hall of Fame

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo