Kevin Durant has cemented his place as one of the best players in the NBA today and is now the front runner for the MVP award.
Now like all great players, he must be given a great nickname. Durant has been known by the rather uninventive 'KD' since his time at Texas so now America has taken the task of finding him a new moniker.
Recently 'the slim reaper' has become the consensus favorite. It's not a bad nickname, rolls of the tongue nicely and is sure to intimidate some opponents. Durant is pretty skinny as far as NBA players go, so it fits. There is only one problem.
"That name is what it is. It's cool to have a nickname somebody else gave to you. It's kind of weird if you make your own nickname up."
"But to have that out there, I guess, is cool. “I'm here to shine a bright light. I'm not here to be a guy of, I guess, death. We'll see what happens with that, but I just like KD better.”
Back to the drawing board then. "Durantula," "K-Smoove," and "Flight 35" are all other monikers which have been suggested around the Internet but these haven't grabbed the public's attention quite yet.
As the Thunder's season continues maybe another name might be put forward, perhaps in the summer we will know Durant simply as 'The Champ'.