October 26, 2007

'Bread and Butter' ready to go

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - During his time at Mississippi State, Charles Rhodes has become a go-to guy both on and off the court. Thursday's appearance at SEC Media Days was no different. "Everybody get ready, 'Bread and Butter' is back," joked Rhodes.

'Bread' is the self-appointed nickname for Rhodes, while 'Butter' is a reference to the senior's teammate and close confidant, Jamont Gordon. As Rhodes tells it, the nicknames were an idea that came to him while the two were playing video games.

"I said, 'We need nicknames'," began Rhodes. "I said, 'I should be bread, because I'm hard and you should be butter because you're so smooth'."

The names stuck.

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