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[McMenamin] Los Angeles Lakers’ Austin Reaves looks to shed ‘AR-15,’ ‘Hillbilly Kobe’ nicknames

Lakers guard Austin Reaves is open to a new nickname.

During a surprisingly successful rookie season in which Reaves went from being an undrafted prospect, to a two-way designation, to signing a two-year contract and becoming a starter, he picked up a couple of monikers from the Laker faithful: “AR-15” and “Hillbilly Kobe.”

Reaves would be OK distancing himself from both.

“I don't condone any gun violence that happens around our country,” Reaves told ESPN. “But you can't really control what [nickname] people give you. I mean, I didn’t come out and say my name was that. There's been others, like the ‘Hillbilly Kobe,’ that probably aren’s the best thing in the situation that’s going on, with Kobe’s passing.”

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Spurs

Andre Kirilenko retired at the right time

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Supersonics

A side note on Kirilenko, I was just looking at his Wikipedia to try to find out what he's doing now, and I found this story:

Sources suggest Kirilenko was a World of Warcraft (WoW) gamer while playing in the NBA. In the words of former NBA player Channing Frye, he shared a story about being up at 3am the night before an NBA game while playing WoW, when he noticed Kirilenko was online as well. Frye asked Kirilenko if he was ready for the next day's NBA game, and Kirilenko replied "Yeah, probably."

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· 3 mo. ago
Timberwolves

Kirilenko also grew up where the AK47 was designed and built so it had a personal connection other than Gun cuz Gun.

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· 3 mo. ago
NBA

The man who gets a yearly hall pass

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· 3 mo. ago
Raptors

Never forget when AK47 posed with an AK47 when he signed in Russia.

https://sports.yahoo.com/andrei-kirilenko-signs-cska-moscow-celebrates-real-ak-202522121.html

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· 3 mo. ago
Bucks

Draco lives on

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Wallahi he has the best nickname, maybe in all of sports

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· 3 mo. ago
76ers

I dont care what anyone says. AK-47 is a legit nickname.

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· 3 mo. ago
Wizards

He still had one of the coolest nickname lol it just fits so well

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· 3 mo. ago
Warriors

He very deliberately chose to wear number 47

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Lakers

Stone Cold Reaves Austin

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Austin #15 says I just whooped your ass

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· 3 mo. ago
Raptors

He could be #16 and then the commentators can shout "AUSTIN 3:16!" whenever he hits a 3

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change his number to 316 and if Adam Silver has a problem with 3 digit numbers - stone cold stunner his ass right on center-court

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· 3 mo. ago
Raptors

nails a game winning 3

Can I get a hell yeah?!

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This deserves more praise

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