Top 10 nicknames to replace 'The Big Three'
By Jared Zwerling
Carmelo Anthony is tired of hearing that he and Amare Stoudemire [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and Mike D'Antoni is tired of hearing Mike Woodson called [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
Well, we at ESPNNewYork.com were tired of hearing "The Big Three" reference in the NBA, and we weren't going to let that happen to Anthony, Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] we gave you some of our ideas for nicknames for the trio, and asked for your submissions. We received 1,110 comments by late Tuesday night, which easily broke the record for a Knicks blog post.
The most popular nicknaming convention? Playing off a combination of their initials. Anthony provided flexibility as Melo or Carmelo.
Here are the top 10:
Five notables: The Tri-STAT (a play on "tri-state" and Amare's "STAT" nickname), The STAT Squad, The Triple Towers, The Garden Gang and The Big Apples.
- The MTA (reference to NYC's subway system)
- ATM (will they be money?)
- Broadway ACT III
- NY3 (a play on "NYC")
- The NYC Skyline
- The Triborough Trio
- The Broadway Bigs
- The Tri-scrapers
- MACLovin (a play on the McLovin character from the movie "Superbad")
- The Triple Threats
Which do you like? Or what other names can you come up with?