Chicago Bulls' rookie Doug McDermott has picked up an odd nickname from one of his teammates, with an even stranger origin story.
It seems backup point guard Aaron Brooks was a little confused about McDermott's first name, believing it to be "Ray," and when he found out his mistake he decided to just stick with it rather than changing course.
Aaron Brooks calls Doug McDermott "Ray." Why? "I thought that was his name. When I found out that it wasn't, I just kept calling him Ray."— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) October 8, 2014
McDermott was drafted by the Bulls in the first round of the 2014 draft, while Brooks was signed as a free agent over the summer.
Ray abd the Bulls are scheduled to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday in their third preseason contest.
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