Skynet is just plain awful. It is not creative, completely illogical, and just a terrible knickname.
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Anthony “SkyNet” Davis
Not a believer in the SkyNet nickname for Anthony Davis we’ve been pushing? Give this video created by the excellent Andrew Smith a watch and maybe we’ll change your mind. Or replace it with an AI and you’ll have no choice but to fall in line . . . or destroy us all, since this is, you know, a terminator thing. Hmm. Anyways . . . Watch the video!
This nickname stuff is getting too complicated. If it's all right with you all I'm just gonna call the guy Tony.
Yes, SkyNet is pretty terrible. However, let's face it, refusing to groom your eyebrow hair so that you can "brand" yourself as the guy who refuses to groom his eyebrow hair is equally ridiculous in my estimation.
Skynet implies Davis is not human and will destroy humanity in nuclear armeggeddon. No thanks. Also, the video suggests Skynet is made, not born; and, thus, that Davis' hard work had nothing to do with his success. Again, no thanks.
The Matrix implies that Shawn Marion is not real. King James brings us back to a time where dictators ruled! Didn't we have a war to flee from Kings? I mean, come on- does everything have to be so literal? Nicknames are supposed to be fun. SkyNet is a defense system that obliterates anything that attempts to attack it. Is Anthony Davis not projected to be the ultimate defense system with regard to the NBA game? People don't like it, thats' fine. But I have yet to hear a better one, and to me, any nickname that involves his Unibrow will not suffice. I know he has accepted it as part of his brand to make money but it has NOTHING to do with his game. More than willing to embrace any good, non-brow related nicknames if I hear one.
I still like The Second Line. Big Easy was also mentioned. They've got local feel, but have decent interpretations elsewhere. Second line of defense, second line as in dynasty (in new orleans, at least, after Chris). Big Easy in the line of Big Aristotle, and he makes it look easy, be easy when approaching. I like them. I don't care, above all. I'm sure life will present things and take things away. I never really embraced any nicknames for any of my favorite players in any sport, or my favorite mathematicians (e.g. Milnor). Nothing is perfect. I liked the video nonetheless.
I appreciate the passion and hard work to come up with nickname and video. But I didn't like connecting Davis to the idea of being a robot and having artificial intelligence. Just one fan's opinion.
at risk of being torn to pieces, skynet is pretty good. i'm not sure what all the fuss is about. its better than uniblocker, thats just dumb.
I honestly do not like this nickname at the moment. I am not sure if I'll like it in the future. Is there a reason for the hurry to put a nickname for Anthony Davis ATM? Are we trying to force this nickname so that we will not have to use a nickname that the national media (mainly ESPN) forces? I don't know... I just imagined a situation that I'm watching the replay of our NBA Finals game 1 on TV. Of course I watched it live in the Arena :) It's gotta be a good dream guys. Davis blocks Durant in a potential game-tying shot and the ESPN commentators go wild. "And SkyNet does it again! He has just broken the most blocked shots in an NBA finals game. Unbelievable!" Hmmm. That sounded good. I am not sure if it sounded good because of the nickname or because of the situation that I dreamed though... :)
Nicknames should be organic. From something memorable you said, did, or something that occurs naturally. Michael "Air" Jordan, The Big Aristotle, The Big Fundamental, "King" James, "Magic" Johnson. SkyNet is not naturally occuring. Its forced. His name isn't Arnold or John Connor (like the NFL Fullback) so there is no connection. He has a nickname. The unibrow or brow. Done and done.
Such vitriol! Of course, I care not for your spite! I was the one who called David West "Fluffy" for years, despite everyone hating it. Even David West said he didn't like it.
Fluffy is the stupid name of a stupid little dog, but at least it's a name. That's insulting to DWest. Skynet, though, makes no sense, since it's a network not an individual node. It wold be proper, OTOH, to refer to the 1989 Pistons as Skynet.
I'm with everyone else...I just don't like this idea. It's not even that it's a "lame" nickname, per se, it's that I don't even see the connection between Terminator and Anthony Davis. It's as though it was plucked out of the blue because it sounded cool. What's the deal, guys?
Not that i disagree with your reply here J, but i had to thumbsdown you, purely and simply cos i still cant get over the fact as to why you called Demps a "moron" yesterday?? Seriously dude, the guy is a magician, flat out.
I see what happened...apparently the site somehow allows two people to have the same "Name." I guess that's what I get for not writing something longer. I suppose it's safe to be Littlewing now, as the "other" J had some pretty dumb comments. Yikes.