Dear Kevin Durant,

Last month, someone on Reddit came up with a new nickname for you. That nickname? "Slim Reaper." And we think it's a pretty terrific nickname. In fact, the first time we heard it, our initial thought was "WOW, HOW DID IT TAKE THIS LONG FOR SOMEONE TO COME UP WITH THIS?!" But for whatever reason, you've failed to embrace it. You've actually said that you would rather just go by "KD" because you don't want people to associate you with death by calling you Slim Reaper.

We get it. We swear we do. You don't want people calling you something that makes you uncomfortable. But please, please, please reconsider. Or, at the very least, don't go by the nickname that you just made up for yourself to try and replace Slim Reaper. It's, well, how should we say this? HORRIBLE. Seriously. You're great at basketball but horrible at making up nicknames:

If you really don't want to go by Slim Reaper, KD, then don't. But don't try to make this new nickname happen, either. OK?


Complex Sports

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[via Grantland]