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Overtime: Kostas Papanikolaou Nickname?

By Brett David Roberts

Not every post here at Space City Scoop focuses on analysis and substance. Sure, we grant you guys with some great knowledge, but you can also count on some pure nonsense from time to time. Here is such an instance.

Rockets rookie Kostas Papanikolaou has one of the most difficult names to spell since Giannis Anteokounmpo entered the league last season. By comparisons, it makes spelling “Dikembe Mutombo” child’s play.

Accordingly, we need a nickname for Kostas, and it makes sense when you look at his name, that it should be “Papa Kostas.”

I’m not sure if he’d embrace this nickname, but don’t expect Rocket fans to learn Greek any time soon. This may be the best we can offer. Papa Kostas it is, unless you guys can come up with something even funnier and more creative. Post here, I’m genuinely curious. That’s all for now; we pray the season can get here so we can avoid nonsense like this.