Corey Maggette, distributor of nicknames

Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press has a great column on Andre Drummond — including allusions to some sort of secret go-to move Drummond has developed. But this passage stuck out to me:

Maggette has grown close to Drummond. And if you get close to Maggette, he gives you a nickname.

“His nickname is Pimp Juice,” Maggette said. “And he calls me Sea Drizzle, and then I call him Bee-Dizzle.”

Frankly, we have no idea what that means. But it sounds like a good thing and Maggette has become Drummond’s mentor: “This is a guy who is 19 and is still learning this game. He needs somebody around him. He needs a big brother, and I’m going to help anyway I can.”

I don’t think anyone’s initial reaction to the Pistons acquiring Corey Maggette had him pegged as a mentor to the team’s young players, but if it works out that way, all the better.

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