Black Sports : Kevin Durant comes up with his own nickname: ‘The Servant’

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    First he was simply “KD.” Then sportswriters pushed the popular moniker “Slim Reaper.” Now, NBA superstar Kevin Durant is promoting his own nickname: “The Servant.”

    Although basketball fans had warmly embraced “Slim Reaper,” Durant rejected it. ”I’m not here to be a guy of, I guess, death,” the Oklahoma City small forward told a local publication.

    “I like to serve everybody. My teammates. Ushers at the game. The fans,” Durant said recently,

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    Kevin Durant comes up with his own nickname: 'The Servant'

    theGRIO REPORT - Although basketball fans had warmly embraced 'Slim Reaper', Durant rejected it...
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    :11100: well, if he serves the black community i'm down wit it
     
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    Servant maybe an offset from the term server, I served u or you got served. Many b-ball players used this term in the park back in the 1980's thru the 2000's.

    Servant does take on a different connotation IMO. Maybe he should just chuck the nickname altogether.

    They even maybe a movie with this title though the movie is about dancing, it's the same philosophy.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365957/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    You Got Served (2004) - IMDb

    Directed by Chris Stokes. With Omarion Grandberry, J-Boog, Raz B, Lil' Fizz. In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that...
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    The Slim Reaper was hot, what are you doing KD? servant makes me think of a stuffy English butler named Jeffery.