Smith spent 11 years in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings (1987–1990), Atlanta Hawks (1990), Houston Rockets (1990–1996), Detroit Pistons (1996), Orlando Magic (1996–1997) and Denver Nuggets (1997).
The nickname would stick and become part of his identity throughout his playing years, summarizing Dawson's aggressive approach to the game and his Hall of Fame work ethic.
Jones owes his alias to his family, who constantly told him he was "A chip-off-the-old-block," in reference to his father.
However, his nickname doesn't rank very highly on a list of originality and creativity. " The nickname is cool because it's edgy and impressive, but then when you find out he's a boxer, it just seems kind of lame.
As if the Venezuelan pitcher needs any more names, Garcés' tongue-in-cheek nickname is a poke at his stature, and friends and teammates commonly refer to him by his moniker. In the realm of all-time nicknames, it is definitely sweet, but it hits the countdown towards the back, because there isn't much back story here, and he's not actually a hitman.
Ivan Rodriguez also got his moniker for the same reason.