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The Best NBA Player Nicknames

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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?

List Criteria: Please rank the players only on their nicknames

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  1. 1
    Up 336
    Down 62
    1950 More
    Dr. J
  2. 2
    Up 411
    Down 97
    1963 More
    Air Jordan
  3. 3
    Up 343
    Down 72
    1959 More
    Magic
  4. 4
    Up 252
    Down 84
    1947 More
    Pistol Pete
  5. 5
    Up 235
    Down 82
    1963 More
    The Dream
  6. 6
    Up 206
    Down 92
    1963 More
    The Mailman
  7. 7
    Up 189
    Down 89
    1962 More
    Clyde the Glide
  8. 8
    Up 161
    Down 72
    1968 More
    The Glove
  9. 9
    Up 196
    Down 97
    1975 More
    The Answer
  10. 10
    Up 171
    Down 83
    1936 More
    The Stilt
  11. 11
    Up 183
    Down 94
    1960 More
    The Human Highlight Film
  12. 12
    Up 192
    Down 104
    1972 More
    The Diesel
  13. 13
    Up 234
    Down 136
    1978 More
    The Black Mamba
  14. 14
    Up 170
    Down 93
    1963 More
    The Round Mound of Rebound
  15. 15
    Up 140
    Down 77
    1976 More
    The Big Fundamental
  16. 16
    Up 155
    Down 95
    1981 More
    AK-47
  17. 17
    Up 133
    Down 80
    1961 More
    The Worm
  18. 18
    Up 134
    Down 83
    1976 More
    The Big Ticket
  19. 19
    Up 145
    Down 94
    1977 More
    Vinsanity
  20. 20
    Up 135
    Down 86
    1956 More
    The Hick from French Lick
  21. 21
    Up 125
    Down 82
    1977 More
    The Truth
  22. 22
    Up 131
    Down 91
    1988 More
    The Durantula
  23. 23
    Up 111
    Down 73
  24. 24
    Up 124
    Down 87
    1978 More
    Birdman
  25. 25
    Up 46
    Down 16
    1952 More
    added by: wiabux
    "The Ice Man"
  26. 26
    Up 40
    Down 12
    1938 More
    added by: wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"
  27. 27
    Up 108
    Down 78
  28. 28
    Up 102
    Down 74
    1963 More
    Spud
  29. 29
    Up 128
    Down 102
    1982 More
    Flash
  30. 30
    Up 104
    Down 80
    1978 More
    Rip
  31. 31
    Up 155
    Down 130
    1984 More
    King James
  32. 32
    Up 115
    Down 91
    1986 More
    The Big Baby
  33. 33
    Up 38
    Down 16
    1957 More
    added by: wiabux
    "Chocolate Thunder"
  34. 34
    Up 105
    Down 84
    1978 More
    The Matrix
  35. 35
    Up 97
    Down 77
    1961 More
    Big Game James
  36. 36
    Up 108
    Down 89
    1975 More
    White Chocolate
  37. 37
    Up 39
    Down 24
    1976 More
    added by: KobeBryant
    Mr.Bigshot
  38. 38
    Up 88
    Down 81
    1971 More
    Penny
  39. 39
    Up 84
    Down 78
    1969 More
    The Reignman
  40. 40
    Up 26
    Down 17
    1953 More
    added by: wiabux
    "The Chief"
  41. 41
    Up 85
    Down 83
    1969 More
    Grandmama
  42. 42
    Up 25
    Down 18
    1977 More
    added by: wiabux
    "The Jet"
  43. 43
    Up 79
    Down 83
    1947 More
    Cap
  44. 44
    Up 18
    Down 14
    1970 More
    added by: tbb911
    "Big Shot Bob"
  45. 45
    Up 23
    Down 20
    1973 More
    added by: wiabux
    "Big Country"
  46. 46
    Up 23
    Down 20
    1977 More
    added by: wiabux
    "Tractor Traylor"
  47. 47
    Up 19
    Down 16
    1962 More
    added by: tbb911
    "The Beast of the East"
  48. 48
    Up 22
    Down 21
    1966 More
    added by: wiabux
    "Dunking Dutchman"
  49. 49
    Up 75
    Down 87
    1977 More
    Starbury
  50. 50
    Up 72
    Down 89
    1982 More
    The Hibachi, Agent Zero
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