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Lakers' Tarik Black has heard it all when it comes to saying his name
Lakers' Tarik Black has heard it all when it comes to saying his name

What's in a name? Please don't ask Tarik Black. The Lakers' backup big man has heard every possible pronunciation of his first name, including the most popular, yet incorrect, one as recently as Wednesday night. Unfortunately for him, it was in front of thousands of people in Milwaukee. The Bucks' public-address announcer called him "Terr-EEK" after he burst through Milwaukee's defense for a first-quarter dunk. He's also heard "TERR-ick" and "Tar-EEK," but the correct way to say it, as outlined on his player page in NBA media guides, is "TAR-ick." Not that Black is complaining. Not that kind of guy. "Even...

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