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. 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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  1. 1
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    Small forward Dr. J

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 614
    - 136

    Point guard, Power forward Magic

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 457
    - 148

    Center The Dream

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 707
    - 179

    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 374
    - 165

    Power forward The Mailman

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 431
    - 154

    Pistol Pete

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 352
    - 165

    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 312
    - 168

    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 377
    - 180

    most listed Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 298
    - 147

    Point guard The Glove

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 308
    - 159

    Center The Stilt

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 337
    - 194

    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 345
    - 159

    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 277
    - 164

    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 420
    - 240

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 267
    - 155

    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 248
    - 158

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 251
    - 163

    Small forward The Truth

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 260
    - 178

    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 239
    - 152

    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 237
    - 156

    Power forward, Center Birdman

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 243
    - 155

    Power forward The Big Ticket

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 190
    - 77

    added by wiabux Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 170
    - 130

    Small forward Big Game James

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 246
    - 175

    Small forward The Durantula

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 294
    - 223

    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 162
    - 122

    Power forward The Reignman

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 194
    - 152

    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  29. 29
    + 148
    - 66

    added by wiabux "Mr. Clutch"

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  30. 30
    + 185
    - 130
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 191
    - 130

    "Muggsy"

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  32. 32
    + 139
    - 77

    added by wiabux Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  33. 33
    + 186
    - 130

    Point guard Spud

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 163
    - 122

    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 45
    - 8

    added by LPKCYou Center The Admiral

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 177
    - 140

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  37. 37
    + 177
    - 145

    Point guard White Chocolate

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  38. 38
    + 123
    - 138

    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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  39. 39
    + 161
    - 139

    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 61
    - 94

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Small forward Monster Mash

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 71
    - 103

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

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 139
    - 134
    ) open
  43. 43
    + 217
    - 174

    ranked low on reranks Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

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  44. 44
    + 119
    - 140

    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 149
    - 130

    ranked low on reranks Power forward Grandmama

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 66
    - 99

    Center Chairman Yao

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 68
    - 65

    added by wiabux Power forward "Tractor Traylor"

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 10
    - 8

    added by JosephStinton Shooting guard The Microwave

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 8
    - 8

    Power forward, Center

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 8
    - 7

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    ) open
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