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It was meant to be. It was the perfect nickname for Boston Celtics first-year phenom Jayson Tatum and sophomore Jaylen Brown, dubbed by none other than Jaylen himself.

7/11. It was to be a superstore based in Boston, Massachusetts that sells buckets and applause by the minute, 24-hours a day.

Brown, second-year stud out of Cal, wears #7 on his back, while Tatum, the one-and-done rookie out of Duke who killed it in Summer League, making Danny Ainge look like a genius for trading down in the 2017 NBA Draft, dons #11. At least he did.

It was meant to be. Until it wasn't.

With one fell swoop, Avery Bradley (#0) was traded to the Detroit Pistons, and suddenly Tatum's college number was available.
The moment #0 became available was the same moment a permanent eviction notice was posted on the door of 7/11.

Never mind t-shirts were already made. Still interested? If so, snag up your size at our store.

Yup, the 7/11 door is closed. It's sealed shut. No more Slurpees. But just because 7/11 is no more, that doesn't mean this dynamic duo won't still get buckets 24/7. They'll just have to do it with a new nickname.

Thankfully, Celtics die-hards were quick to recover from the brutal agony of what could've been and have already come up with their share of new nickname ideas:

  • That 70's Show
  • Trouble-0-7
  • Boston 7.0
  • Jays for Days
  • Fire & Ice
I even threw a few in the mix:

  • KNIGH7 & BISH0P - an homage to Jaylen's love for chess. The knight can jump over all pieces (just like Jaylen flying over the court), while the bishop has no restrictions when it comes to distance (just like Tatum who is dangerous from anywhere on the court).
  • Jay2 (squared)
  • The Green Jays
I guess we can blame Danny Ainge for this unexpected creative exercise, but considering all the good he's done, I say we give him a pass. 

What do you think of the proposed nicknames? Which is your favorite? Do you have any new ones of your own? Let us know in the comments below.


Photo Credit: DeRoy Designs; YouTube

Edward Babaian 8/10/2017 03:34:00 AM Edit
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