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Channing Frye coins new nickname for Cavs bench

Channing Frye

Thanks to an outstanding effort from Channing Frye, Jeff Green, Kyle Korver, Dwyane Wade, and the rest of their bench players, the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to walk out of the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night with a 113-91 victory — their eighth straight win.

As a result of their on-court cohesiveness, Frye, who finished with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals in Monday night’s win, has decided to give the Cavs’ bench unit a new nickname. Staying true to his roots, Frye says the bench squad will now be called “The Dinobots.”

What (or who) is Channing talking about, you ask? If you grew up in the 1980’s or early 90’s, there’s a good chance you already know. However, if you didn’t, here goes the run-down…

The Dinobots are a fictional group of robot characters from the Transformers Universe. Each of the robots has the ability to transform into a dinosaur. As part of the Autobot faction, their main goal is to eradicate Decepticons — an evil group of robots. The only problem is that the Dinobots, big and powerful as they are, lack cognitive reasoning.

Their true origin is somewhat vague, but according to the cartoon story, Autobots Wheeljack and Ratchet constructed the Dinobots here on Earth. An earthquake near the Ark (the Autobot flagship) revealed a heap of dinosaur bones. Wheeljack, no doubt feeling inspired, decided to construct the dinosaur-based Transformers: Grimlock (team leader), Slag (second in command), and Sludge (logistics). Later, Snarl (engineering and medical) and Swoop (scouting) were also added.

“We’re like the Dinobots,” Frye told Fox Sports Ohio’s Allie Clifton with a smile after Monday night’s game. “Individually, we’re really good. Then, when you put us together, we’re like this really good, cohesive unit.”

Frye and the rest of The Dinobots will be back in action on Tuesday night, when they’ll face off against the Miami Heat inside Quicken Loans Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., with Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Heat, and NBA TV having live broadcast coverage.

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