Andre Drummond
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The Los Angeles Lakers newcomer Andre Drummond has been given a nickname “Big Penguin” on the internet. During a press conference after the Charlotte Hornets game he was asked where it came from.

“I don’t know where that came from. Bron came up to me one day and said ‘Yo, is your nickname “Big Penguin”?’ I said ‘I don’t know where that came from or how it started or came up with the name,'” the 27-year-old center said. “All I know is somebody must have found out that penguins are one of my favorite animals and they kind of just, I guess, put the two and two together.”

“I think I need a more aggressive name than Big Penguin,” Drummond laughed when asked if he liked the nickname. “But for the kids you can call that. The kids can call me that.”