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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    Small forward Dr. J

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  2. 2
    + 560
    - 127

    Point guard, Power forward Magic

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 655
    - 167

    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  4. 4
    + 418
    - 138

    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 396
    - 142

    Pistol Pete

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  6. 6
    + 338
    - 154

    Power forward The Mailman

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 315
    - 155

    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 342
    - 169

    most listed Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 285
    - 157

    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 281
    - 147

    Center The Stilt

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  11. 11
    + 272
    - 139

    Point guard The Glove

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  12. 12
    + 313
    - 151

    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  13. 13
    + 308
    - 184

    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 248
    - 159

    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 380
    - 228

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 164
    - 69

    added by wiabux Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 236
    - 150

    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 232
    - 150

    Small forward The Truth

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 223
    - 141

    Power forward, Center Birdman

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 219
    - 144

    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  21. 21
    + 218
    - 151

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

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  22. 22
    + 238
    - 171

    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 218
    - 148

    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  24. 24
    + 127
    - 60

    added by wiabux "Mr. Clutch"

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 224
    - 166

    Small forward The Durantula

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  26. 26
    + 269
    - 209

    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  27. 27
    + 157
    - 122

    Small forward Big Game James

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  28. 28
    + 124
    - 69

    added by wiabux Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  29. 29
    + 186
    - 142

    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  30. 30
    + 152
    - 114

    Power forward The Reignman

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  31. 31
    + 175
    - 127

    "Muggsy"

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  32. 32
    + 172
    - 127
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  33. 33
    + 169
    - 125

    Point guard Spud

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  34. 34
    + 148
    - 118

    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  35. 35
    + 166
    - 133

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  36. 36
    + 166
    - 138

    Point guard White Chocolate

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  37. 37
    + 208
    - 167

    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

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  38. 38
    + 150
    - 134

    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

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  39. 39
    + 25
    - 4

    added by LPKCYou Center The Admiral

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  40. 40
    + 113
    - 132

    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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  41. 41
    + 126
    - 128
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  42. 42
    + 136
    - 125

    Power forward Grandmama

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  43. 43
    + 55
    - 85

    Small forward Monster Mash

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  44. 44
    + 65
    - 95

    Point guard Skip To My Lou

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  45. 45
    + 110
    - 133

    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

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  46. 46
    + 60
    - 59

    added by wiabux Power forward "Tractor Traylor"

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  47. 47
    + 3
    - 1

    Power forward, Center

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  48. 48
    + 73
    - 85

    Point guard KryptoNate

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  49. 49
    + 2
    - 2

    added by JosephStinton Shooting guard The Microwave

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1
    - 2

    Point guard, Shooting guard

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