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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, 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 funny 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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    the people's #1
    Small forward Dr. J

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  2. 2
    + 1,244
    - 317

    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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  3. 3
    + 1,311
    - 351


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  4. 4
    + 910
    - 267


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 794
    - 238


    Pistol Pete

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  6. 6
    + 733
    - 272


    Power forward The Mailman

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  7. 7
    + 886
    - 410


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  8. 8
    + 768
    - 290


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  9. 9
    + 554
    - 301

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

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  10. 10
    + 594
    - 217


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  11. 11
    + 555
    - 231


    Point guard The Glove

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  12. 12
    + 614
    - 272


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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  13. 13
    + 395
    - 129

    added by wiabux
    Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

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  14. 14
    + 551
    - 242


    Center The Stilt

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  15. 15
    + 572
    - 283


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  16. 16
    + 674
    - 288


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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  17. 17
    + 254
    - 46

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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  18. 18
    + 468
    - 224


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

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  19. 19
    + 424
    - 260

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center Birdman

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  20. 20
    + 473
    - 226


    Small forward The Truth

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  21. 21
    + 413
    - 251

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

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  22. 22
    + 488
    - 231


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  23. 23
    + 330
    - 117

    added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

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  24. 24
    + 290
    - 119

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  25. 25
    + 450
    - 262


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  26. 26
    + 399
    - 213


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  27. 27
    + 429
    - 291


    Small forward The Durantula

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  28. 28
    + 406
    - 229


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  29. 29
    + 323
    - 187


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  30. 30
    + 325
    - 161


    Point guard Spud

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  31. 31
    + 530
    - 369


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  32. 32
    + 335
    - 171


    "Muggsy"

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  33. 33
    + 310
    - 170


    "Doc"

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  34. 34
    + 158
    - 104

    added by alisha williams
    Point guard, Shooting guard Baby Faced Assassin, Chef Curry

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  35. 35
    + 253
    - 179


    Small forward Big Game James

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  36. 36
    + 290
    - 155


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  37. 37
    + 269
    - 165


    Power forward The Reignman

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  38. 38
    + 294
    - 217


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  39. 39
    + 108
    - 40


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  40. 40
    + 81
    - 20


    The Pearl

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  41. 41
    + 73
    - 26


    Point guard Tiny

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  42. 42
    + 249
    - 193


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  43. 43
    + 130
    - 90

    added by tbb911
    Center "The Beast of the East"

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  44. 44
    + 138
    - 77

    added by tbb911
    Small forward, Power forward "Big Shot Bob"

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  45. 45
    + 45
    - 21


    Point guard "Clyde"

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  46. 46
    + 147
    - 87

    added by wiabux
    Center "The Chief"

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  47. 47
    + 77
    - 28

    added by NinushanAmirthilagam1
    Shooting guard The Beard

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  48. 48
    + 202
    - 183


    Center Cap

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  49. 49
    + 139
    - 153


    Point guard KryptoNate

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  50. 50
    + 150
    - 95

    added by KobeBryant
    Point guard Mr.Bigshot

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