The Sacramento Kings guard will be known as “Sauce Castillo” from here on out.
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Closed captioning errors happen on a consistent basis during live sporting events. But never before has such an error led to one of the best nicknames in professional sports.
Thanks to a mistake in the closed captioning on a Philadelphia 76ers broadcast, Sacramento Kings rookie guard Nik Stauskas will be known as “Sauce Castillo.” Teammates and people on social media are running with the new nickname, which could be viewed as awesome or unfortunate depending on your point of view.
Complex.com has a photo of the birth of the nickname.
Understandably, Stauskas was a bit confused at first.
The nickname was good enough to be one of the top Twitter trends on Thursday, even with all the One Direction hoopla.
Hopefully Stauskas embraces the nickname with time, because it won’t be going away any time soon.
After a stellar college career at Michigan , Stauskas was selected eighth overall by the Kings in the 2014 NBA Draft. Stauskas is averaging 4.3 points per game with a PER of 7.44, but has started to get more involved in the past couple of weeks as the Kings look towards the future.
Too bad Stauskas didn’t get the nickname at Michigan to form the backcourt of Sauce Castillo and Spike Albrecht.
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