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Sam Cassell

10 Awkward Questions for Derrick E. Vaughan

10 Awkward Questions for Derrick E. Vaughan

Many English words derive from Latin. Others from Spanish, American Indian, Norwegian. You name a country, an English word probably came from there. But in the grand history of William Shakespeare, some words are invented by brilliant minds. Derrick E. Vaughan, the president of Dunkadelic Sports Marketing, is one of those modern-day wordsmiths.

He said he created the term "dunkadelic" in 1997 in order to find a one-word term that would combine the basketball and hip-hop culture fusion (coincidentally, he's also the creator of National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month). He started coining phrases for NFL games and NBA teams in the past few years. The first nickname:...