L.A.Hog, on 31 January 2014 - 07:45 PM, said:
I think he's suggesting that Kenny Walker is/was as well known as Michael Jordan, and therefore a nickname that's been used at some point in the past is off limits.
Personally, I think 30 years since a player was in the SEC is plenty of time gone by to recycle a nickname, especially since the guy didn't carry the name on for very long in the NBA.
Unlike Jordan, who is the greatest ever, marketed his nickname for the most successful shoe line in history, and carried his nickname in the league for 15 years, Kenny Walker was done 5 years after entering the league.
Unless you're an avid basketball fan or a UK fan, you may not have ever even heard of him. I recall hearing his name, but not from when he was playing; I remember watching an old special on the history of the slam dunk contest several years ago, and he was mentioned in that.