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Robocoko's Working Guide to WNBA Nicknames

From Breezy to EWeezy

· Guide

If you want to be a WNBA fan, it's important to get down the lingo. No, I don't mean understanding what PIPM means, I mean knowing how to address the athletes. What's cooler, explaining that Brittney Sykes was in the 84th percentile in defensive win shares1 this year, or asking someone if they saw Slim's monster block on BG?

As stated in the title this is a working document, which is office-speak for, I am not calling it final so I can't be dinged for any mistakes, so please politely let me know if you have any additions or corrections in the comments. Shoutout to Eric Nemchock for the multiple suggestions.

Seimone Augustus, Mone, Money Mone

  • For more on Money Mone, read my article here.

Sue Bird, Sue “Die, Bitches” Bird, Face Mask Sue

Chennedy CarterHollywood

Alysha Clark, The Eraser

Alaina Coates, Lay Lay

Napheesa Collier, Phee

  • With A'ja Wilson, "A & Phee"
Sydney Colson, Saucy Syd
 

Asia Durr, Nite Nite

Elena Delle Donne, EDD

Skylar Diggins-Smith, SDS, Sky

Stefanie Dolson, Big Mama Stef

Sylvia Fowles, Sweet Syl

Allisha Gray, Graytness, Goggle Lish (when sporting goggles)

Chelsea Gray, PointGawd, Point Goddess

Brittney Griner, BG, Ol’ Griner (from this fantastic article)

Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan, Kiki

Natasha Howard, the Flash

Shenise Johnson, Moe

Jonquel Jones, the Bahamian Beast, JQJ

Betnijah Laney, Naj

Jantel Lavender, Tel

Jewell Loyd, Gold Mamba

Emma Meesseman, Em-V-P

Kayla McBride, KayMac, McBuckets

Erica McCall, Bird

Kelsey Mitchell, Kelz

Leilani Mitchell, FLB for Fluffy Little Bunny

  • Note: This appears to be only used on message boards so I would not recommend using it to her face 

Nneka Ogwumike, The President

Candace Parker, CP3

  • For more on CP3, read my article here.
Aerial Powers, powerzsurge (gamertag)

Epiphanny Prince, Piph

Allie Quigley, Quigl3y

  • With Courtney Vandersloot, “The Vanderquigs”
Danielle Robinson, D Rob

Satou Sabally, the Unicorn

Katie Lou Samuelson, KLS, Lou

Odyssey Sims, O

Breanna Stewart, Stewie

Shekinna Stricklen, Strick

Brittney Sykes, Slim

Diana Taurasi, White Mamba, DT, Dee

Alyssa Thomas, the Engine, AT

  • For more on AT, read my article here.
Kristi Toliver, Panda, Coach, Coach Panda

Brianna Turner, Breezy, Breezy Bri

Courtney Vandersloot, Sloot

  • With Allie Quigley, “the Vanderquigs”
  • With Ruthy Hebard, “Sleuth”2

Coach James Wade, CoCo

Erica Wheeler, E Weezy

Sydney Wiese, Syd

Courtney Williams, Walking Bucket

Gabby Williams, Spooky G

Riquana Williams, Bay Bay

A’ja Wilson, M’VP

  • With Napheesa Collier, A  of "A & Phee"

1 I love you HerHoopsStats, I just don't know how to read you.

2 No, I will not stop trying to make Sleuth happen.

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