The post is thought-provoking and reflects that the previous several posts had begun a debate of what nicknames are appropriate in general.
The Pork Fried Point Guard
The Last Dragon
are a few that were discussed. And most of these were confronted with accusations of stereotyping and racism. Knicks 80_20 commented, “Do we have to use stereotypes? Really?” and another poster moocow007 explained, “Its like me saying that maybe we should give Shumpert a nickname of Sweet Chitlins or Manly Hamhocks.”
So which is it? Are these nicknames stereotypes and, so, problematic or as Kidknick commented “in poor taste”? Or are these legitimate “Knick”names suggested by Lin’s adoring fans? In this blog I offer standards by which to determine the answer to this and similar questions.