The Best NBA Player Nicknames Basketball Players
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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, it almost might be the most cool basketball nickname, but is it the best? Vote for the best basketball nicknames of any era and add any good NBA players nicknames that may not have made it on the list. 

What are the best nicknames in basketball? There are fun nicknames for all players if you look hard enough. This includes nicknames 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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    Small forward Dr. J

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 710
    - 154

    Point guard, Power forward Magic

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 520
    - 169

    Center The Dream

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 794
    - 193

    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 428
    - 178

    Power forward The Mailman

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 483
    - 167

    Pistol Pete

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 392
    - 184

    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 362
    - 183

    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 441
    - 193

    most listed
    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 337
    - 161

    Point guard The Glove

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 348
    - 175

    Center The Stilt

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 400
    - 203

    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 384
    - 167

    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 307
    - 177

    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 487
    - 251

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 278
    - 167

    Small forward, Power forward Larry Legend, The Hick from French Lick

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 297
    - 171

    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 285
    - 175

    Small forward The Truth

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 267
    - 159

    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 282
    - 190

    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 214
    - 87

    added by wiabux
    Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 258
    - 168

    Power forward, Center Birdman

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 262
    - 164

    Power forward The Big Ticket

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 189
    - 139

    Small forward Big Game James

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 274
    - 189

    Small forward The Durantula

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 178
    - 127

    Power forward The Reignman

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 172
    - 70

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 332
    - 247

    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 213
    - 158

    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 205
    - 134
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 211
    - 136
    ) open
  32. 32
    + 208
    - 135

    Point guard Spud

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 155
    - 82

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 64
    - 12

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 181
    - 129

    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 192
    - 150

    Point guard White Chocolate

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 191
    - 146

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 131
    - 145

    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 168
    - 146

    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 66
    - 102

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward Monster Mash

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 148
    - 140
    ) open
  42. 42
    + 233
    - 176

    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 75
    - 110

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard Skip To My Lou

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 124
    - 145

    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 161
    - 134

    ranked low on reranks
    Power forward Grandmama

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 74
    - 105

    Center Chairman Yao

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 19
    - 12

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 90
    - 94

    Point guard KryptoNate

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 14
    - 14

    added by JosephStinton
    Shooting guard The Microwave

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 13
    - 15

    Power forward, Center

    ) open
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