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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.

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1. Allen Iverson becomes...

(GETTY IMAGES)via @JADubin5

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @JADubin5

2. Shane Battier becomes...

(REUTERS PICTURES)via @TheTripleDeke

(REUTERS PICTURES)

via @TheTripleDeke

3. Yao Ming becomes...

(GETTY IMAGES)via @StumpTheRob

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @StumpTheRob

4. Kwame Brown becomes...

(GETTY IMAGES)via @ESPNLandOLakers

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @ESPNLandOLakers

5. Patrick Ewing becomes...

(AP PHOTO)via @the_real_borz

(AP PHOTO)

via @the_real_borz

6. Spencer Hawes becomes...

(REUTERS PICTURES)via @Cosmis

(REUTERS PICTURES)

via @Cosmis

7. Manu Ginobili becomes...

(AP PHOTO)via @XMasApe

(AP PHOTO)

via @XMasApe

8. Luke Harangody becomes...

(AP PHOTO)via @aheadofme

(AP PHOTO)

via @aheadofme

9. Dirk Nowitzki becomes...

(REUTERS PICTURES)via @DrewUnga

(REUTERS PICTURES)

via @DrewUnga

10. Boris Diaw becomes...

(GETTY IMAGES)via @JADubin5

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @JADubin5

11. Ervin "Magic" Johnson becomes...

(REUTERS PICTURES)via @AaronCousineau

(REUTERS PICTURES)

via @AaronCousineau

12. Andray Blatche becomes...

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13. Jamal Crawford becomes...

(AP PHOTO)via @NickD378

(AP PHOTO)

via @NickD378

14. Tiago Splitter becomes...

(GETTY IMAGES)via @NotWaltFrazier

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @NotWaltFrazier

15. Kawhi Leonard becomes...

(GETTY IMAGES)via @Dragic_Johnson

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @Dragic_Johnson

16. Thabo Sefolosha becomes...

(GETTY IMAGES)via @steventurous

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @steventurous

17. Dwight Howard becomes...

(GETTY IMAGES)via @outsidethenba

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @outsidethenba

18. Danny Ferry becomes...

(AP PHOTO)via @DigitaLilli

(AP PHOTO)

via @DigitaLilli

19. Scottie Pippen becomes...

(AP PHOTO)via @HerbieVerstinks

(AP PHOTO)

via @HerbieVerstinks

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

(GETTY IMAGES)via @WillBrinson and @aheadofme

(GETTY IMAGES)

via @WillBrinson and @aheadofme