One of my greatest laments about basketball these days (and all sports in general) is that guys no longer have really good, colorful nicknames. When Mark "The Bird" Fidrych died, it only highlighted this fact.
Face it, NBA nicknames suck right now - Dwayne Wade aka D-Wade; LeBron James aka LBJ; Jason Kidd aka J-Kidd, Kevin "KD" Durant and Greg "GO" Oden, even Brandon Roy as B-Roy. they all suck. They're formulaic, marketing-driven... they're not based on the players personalities or idiosyncracies.
Anyhow, I think we've found a new nickname for Brandon Roy: The Closer.
Everyone is saying it. Bill Simmons, Hollinger, Hubie Brooks, everyone. It speaks to his game, his attitude, everything.
Just for fun, i'll throw in a poll:
Favorite Brandon Roy nickname:
B-Roy (25 votes)
The Natural (148 votes)
The Closer (30 votes)
Other (comment plz) (6 votes)
209 total votes