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    Posted on Jun 13, 2012

    The 21 Best NBA Cat Puns

    Last night NBA broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy revealed he had a cat named after former NBA player and current Thunder assistant coach Mo Cheeks. Almost immediately Twitter erupted with a #JVGcatnames hashtag. Things got a little punny.

    1. Allen Iverson becomes...

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    via @JADubin5

    2. Shane Battier becomes...

    (REUTERS PICTURES)

    via @TheTripleDeke

    3. Yao Ming becomes...

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    via @StumpTheRob

    4. Kwame Brown becomes...

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    via @ESPNLandOLakers

    5. Patrick Ewing becomes...

    (AP PHOTO)

    via @the_real_borz

    6. Spencer Hawes becomes...

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    via @Cosmis

    7. Manu Ginobili becomes...

    (AP PHOTO)

    via @XMasApe

    8. Luke Harangody becomes...

    (AP PHOTO)

    via @aheadofme

    9. Dirk Nowitzki becomes...

    (REUTERS PICTURES)

    via @DrewUnga

    10. Boris Diaw becomes...

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    via @JADubin5

    11. Ervin "Magic" Johnson becomes...

    (REUTERS PICTURES)

    via @AaronCousineau

    12. Andray Blatche becomes...

    13. Jamal Crawford becomes...

    (AP PHOTO)

    via @NickD378

    14. Tiago Splitter becomes...

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    via @NotWaltFrazier

    15. Kawhi Leonard becomes...

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    via @Dragic_Johnson

    16. Thabo Sefolosha becomes...

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    via @steventurous

    17. Dwight Howard becomes...

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    via @outsidethenba

    18. Danny Ferry becomes...

    (AP PHOTO)

    via @DigitaLilli

    19. Scottie Pippen becomes...

    (AP PHOTO)

    via @HerbieVerstinks

    20. & 21. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant become...

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    via @WillBrinson and @aheadofme