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The Best NBA Player Nicknames

List Criteria: Please rank the players only on their nicknames

This list includes the best NBA nicknames of current and retired NBA players. The top basketball players nicknames are on this list and the best thing is you can control who ranks highest on this list. This list includes nicknames for point guard, centers and shooters. "Air Jordan" may be the most famous of all the basketball nicknames, but is it the best? Vote for the best basketball nicknames of any era and add NBA players nicknames that may not have made it on the list. For more sports nicknames click here.  

What are the best nicknames in basketball? There are fun nicknames for all players if you look hard enough. This includes nicknnames for point guards and other types of players. Some of these nicknames are more memorable than others, but that's the way it goes right?
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    1950 More
    Dr. J
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    1963 More
    Air Jordan
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    1959 More
    Magic
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    1963 More
    The Dream
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    1947 More
    Pistol Pete
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    1963 More
    The Mailman
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    1962 More
    Clyde the Glide
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    1960 More
    The Human Highlight Film
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    1963 More
    The Round Mound of Rebound
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    1936 More
    The Stilt
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    1975 More
    The Answer
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    1968 More
    The Glove
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    1978 More
    The Black Mamba
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    1972 More
    The Diesel
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    1952 More
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    "The Ice Man"
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    1977 More
    Vinsanity
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    1976 More
    The Big Fundamental
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    1981 More
    AK-47
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    1957 More
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    "Chocolate Thunder"
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    1977 More
    The Truth
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    1976 More
    The Big Ticket
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    1956 More
    The Hick from French Lick
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    1961 More
    The Worm
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    1978 More
    Birdman
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    1938 More
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    "Mr. Clutch"
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    1988 More
    The Durantula
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    1963 More
    Spud
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    "Muggsy"
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    1984 More
    King James
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    "Doc"
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    1986 More
    The Big Baby
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    1982 More
    Flash
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    1961 More
    Big Game James
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    1978 More
    Rip
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    1969 More
    The Reignman
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    1975 More
    White Chocolate
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    1953 More
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    "The Chief"
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    1976 More
    added by: KobeBryant
    Mr.Bigshot
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    1978 More
    The Matrix
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    1969 More
    Grandmama
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    Up 56
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    1977 More
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    "The Jet"
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    1971 More
    Penny
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    Up 50
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    1970 More
    added by: tbb911
    "Big Shot Bob"
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    1977 More
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    "Tractor Traylor"
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    1962 More
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    "The Beast of the East"
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    1947 More
    Cap
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    1966 More
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    "Dunking Dutchman"
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    1973 More
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    "Big Country"
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    1977 More
    Starbury
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    1982 More
    The Hibachi, Agent Zero
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