Friday, November 03, 2006

Crazy Nickname, Cool Player

I was just reading a discussion of Sacramento guard Kevin Martin, referred to in the headline as “K-Mart.” Makes me wonder if he’s been stuck with that since his days in Zanesville, Ohio, or if some brilliant NBA publicist came up with it.

The article talked about Martin’s endorsement contracts, which is one way to measure how his pro basketball career is going. Fortunately, there was also some mention of Kevin’s serious attitude and wholehearted determination: he was the first to criticize his sloppy play in our opening loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves. But the Kings can see past an off night, and so can the NBA’s general managers, who put Martin near the top of their list of players ready for a breakout season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm from the Zanesville area and he's had that name since at least high school. One of the nicest kids (I'm old, 55) around. Nice family too. His father instilled in him his ethics.