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NBA 29/10/2013, 17.19 Comments 0

2013-14 NBA Players Pronunciation Guide

How to pronunce the names of the NBA players

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This is a guide on how to pronounce the 2013-14 NBA Players, in English.

Atlanta

Pero Antic                                                     PARE-o AHN-titch

Gustavo Ayon                                                 goo-STAH-voh eye-OWN

DeMarre Carroll                                            Deh-MAR-ay

Cartier Martin                                                Karr-tee-A

Dennis Schröder                                            SHRO-derr

Mike Budenholzer                                         BOO-den-holzer

Athletic Trainer Wally Blasé                         BLAZE


Boston

Vitor Faverani                                                 VEE-tor Fah-ver-ah-knee

Kelly Olynyk                                                 OH-lynn-ick

Jay Larranaga                                                LAIR-ah-NAH-gah

Ed Lacerte                                                     LAH-cert

Brooklyn

Andray Blatche                                             ANN-dray

Andrei Kirilenko                                           AHN-dray KEAR-ah-link-oh

Tyshawn Taylor                                             TIE-shawn

Mirza Teletovic                                              MEER- za Tel-LET-O-Vich

Barclays Center                                             BARK-lees

Tornike Shengelia                                          TOR-Neek (Toko) Shen-ge-liya

Deron Williams                                             DARE-in

Charlotte

Bismack Biyombo                                          biz-MOCK bee-OM-bo

Ramon Sessions                                              ra-MAHN

Chicago

Luol Deng                                                     Lu-owl Dang

Kirk Hinrich                                                  HINE-rick

Nazr Mohammed                                           NAH-zee

Joakim Noah                                                  JOE-keem

Tom Thibodeau                                             Thib-uh-DOE

Cleveland

Matthew Dellavedova                                      dell-ah-veh-DOH-vuh

Alonzo Gee                                                   jee

Sergey Karasev                                              sir-GAY kah-RAH-seff

Anderson Varejao                                         vair-a-ZJOW

Dallas 

Jose Calderon                                                CALL-der-own

Jae Crowder                                                  JAY

Samuel Dalembert                                         DAL-uhm-behr

Monta Ellis                                                    MON-tay

Ricky Ledo                                                    LEE-doh

Gal Mekel                                                      GAL meh-KEL

Dirk Nowitzki                                                           Na-VIT-skee

Denver

Darrell Arthur                                                Duh-REL

Evan Fournier                                                Forn-yay

Danilo Gallinari                                             Da-KNEE-lo Gal-in-ARE-ee

Kenneth Faried                                              fa-REED

JaVale McGee                                                           Ja-Veil

Timofey Mozgov                                           TEAM-oh-fay MOZ-gov

Detroit

Jonas Jerebko                                                 Joe-nass Jeh-reb-ko

Luigi Datome                                                DA-toe-may

Golden State

Stephen Curry                                               STEFF-in

Andre Iguodala                                             E-gu-doll-a

Festus Ezeli                                                   Eh-ZEE-lee

Ognjen Kuzmic                                             oge-NEN KOOZ-mitch

Nemanja Nedovic                                          nay-MON-yah ned-OH-vitch

Houston

Omer Asik                                                     O-mair AH-shick

Isaiah Canaan                                                CAN-none

Omri Casspi                                                   OM-ree

Donatas Motiejunas                                       doh-NAH-tahs moe-tee-YOU-nus

Indiana

Ian Mahinmi                                                  Yan ma-HEEN-me

Los Angeles Clippers

Antawn Jamison                                            AN-twahn

DeAndre Jordan                                            DEE-Aun-Dray

Tyronn Lue                                                    tih-RAHN loo

Maalik Wayns                                                Muh-leek WAYNE-S

J.J. Redick                                                     RED-ik

Reggie Bullock                                              bull-LOCK


Los Angeles Lakers

Elias Harris                                                    el-LEE-us

Xavier Henry                                                 zah-vee-ay

Memphis

Jerryd Bayless                                                JAIR-id

Nick Calathes                                                cuh-LAY-thus

Melvin Ely                                                     EE-lye

Kosta Koufos                                                COAST-ah KOO-fuss

Jon Leuer                                                       LOO-er

Head Coach Dave Joerger                             YAY-gr

Miami

Joel Anthony                                                 Jo-El

Shane Battier                                                  BATTY-ay

Mario Chalmers                                              mar-ee-o chawl-mers

Head Coach Erik Spoelstra                           Spoll-Stra

Milwaukee

Giannis Antetokounmpo                               YAHN-iss ah-deh-toh-KOON-boh

Carlos Delfino                                                 Del-FEE-no

Ersan Ilyasova                                               EHR-san EE-lee-ah-soh-va

Zaza Pachulia                                                zah-zah pah-CHOO-lee-ah

Miroslav Raduljica                                        MEER-oh-slav rah-DOO-liht-za

Ekpe Udoh                                                    EH-pay YOU-doh

Minnesota

Gorgui Dieng                                                 GOR-gee (as in “geese”) Jeng

Shabazz Muhammad                                     Shuh-BOZZ Muhammad

Nikola Pekovic                                              Nee-ko-lah Peck-oh-vich

Ronny Turiaf                                                 RO-nee tur-ee-OFF

New Orleans

Al-Farouq Aminu                                          al-fuh-ROOK ah-MEE-noo),

Jrue Holiday                                                  Drew

Arinze Onuaku                                              Ah-rin-zay On-ooh-ah-koo

Greg Stiemsma                                              STEEMS-muh

Jeff Withey                                                    WITH-ey

New York

Andrea Bargnani                                           AN-dre-ah BARN-neon-ee

Pablo Prigioni                                                pri-gee-OH-nee

Iman Shumpert                                              ee-MON

Amar’e Stoudemire                                        AH-mahr-AY

Beno Udrih                                                    BEN-oh OOO-dree

Toure’ Murry                                                  tu-RAY

Associate athletic trainer Anthony Goenaga        go-ee-NA-ga

Oklahoma City

Serge Ibaka                                                    Surge Ee-BAK-a

Andre Roberson                                            ROB-er-sun

Thabo Sefolosha                                            TA-bow sef-a-LOW-sha

Hasheem Thabeet                                          Ha-SHEEM THA-beet

Orlando

Owner Rich DeVos                                       duh-VOSS

Athletic Trainer Keon Weise                         WEESE

Arron Afflalo                                                ah-FLAH-low

Tobias Harris                                                 tuh-BYE-us

Doron Lamb                                                  duh-RON

Romero Osby                                                AHZ-bee

Hedo Turkoglu                                              HEE-doh TURK-ah-lou

Nikola Vucevic                                              KNEE-coal-uh VOOCH-uh-vitch

Philadelphia

Nerlens Noel                                                  NER-lens no-EL

Arnett Moultrie                                             Mole-TREE

Gani Lawal                                                    GONN-ee luh-WALL

Phoenix

Goran Dragic                                                 GORE-on DRAHG-itch

Slava Kravtsov                                              slav-A KROV-sov

Jerry Sichting                                                 CEASE-sting

Mike Longabardi                                           long-guh-BAR-dee

Portland

Nicolas Batum                                               Nick-O-la Ba-TOOM
Victor Claver                                                 Cla-VAR

Sacramento

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute                          BAH-ah MOO-tay

John Salmons                                                 SAL-mons

Greivis Vasquez                                            GRAY-vis Vass-kezs

San Antonio

Jeff Ayres                                                      A-ers

Marco Belinelli                                              bell-uh-nell-ee

Nando De Colo                                             NON-doe day CO-low

Boris Diaw                                                    DEE-ow

Kawhi Leonard                                             kah-WHY

Tiago Splitter                                                 TEE-ah-g

Toronto

D.J. Augustin                                                 aug-us-TEEN

Dwight Buycks                                              BIKES

Tyler Hansbrough                                          HANDS-bro

Carlos Morais                                                 Mo-RACE-is

Asst. Coach Jama Mahlalela                          MAH-la-lee-lah

Asst. Coach Jesse Mermuys                          MER-miss

Jonas Valanciunas                                          YO-nahs  vah-lahn-CHEW-nahs

Utah

Enes Kanter                                                   ENN-ess CAN-tur

DeMarre Carroll                                            Deh-MAHR-ay

Scott Machado                                              ma-CHA-doh

Washington

Nene                                                              ne-Nay

Kevin Seraphin                                              Sare-AH-fun

Jan Vesely                                                     Yahn VEH-uh-lee

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