Feb. 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Kevin Durant in new Nike commercial, “Nicknames”

Here is Kevin Durant’s latest Nike commercial from this summer. This one’s pretty funny.

Basically, the emcee at the court can’t come up with a nickname for Durant so he just calls him, “Kevin”. Then he tries to play it off like that’s a cool nickname.

Durant still doesn’t really have a nickname that has stuck. You’ve heard Durantula, Kid Clutch and the amazingly creative “KD”.

I personally call him KD more than anything. I’m not a fan of Durantula just because it’s too long. I really like Velvet Hoop but for some reason that one never really caught on either.

The lack of good nicknames these days in sports is an epidemic, and Durant is just one example. Nowadays, you’re more likely to get “A-Rod” or “KG” than something great like “Magic”.

Durant definitely needs a nickname though, and so does Russell Westbrook for that matter. Maybe it could even be a nickname that ties them together.

What nicknames do you think would be good ones for KD and Russ?

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