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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, 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?
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    1950 Dr. J

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    1959 Magic

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    1963 Air Jordan

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    1963 The Dream

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    1947 Pistol Pete

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    1963 The Mailman

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    1960 The Human Highlight Film

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    1962 Clyde the Glide

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    1975 The Answer

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    1968 The Glove

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    1936 The Stilt

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    1963 The Round Mound of Rebound

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    1978 The Black Mamba

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    added by wiabux 1952 "The Ice Man"

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    1972 The Diesel

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    1977 Vinsanity

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    1976 The Big Ticket

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    1977 The Truth

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    1961 The Worm

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    1976 The Big Fundamental

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    1981 AK-47

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    added by wiabux 1938 "Mr. Clutch"

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    1978 Birdman

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    added by wiabux 1957 "Chocolate Thunder"

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    1956 The Hick from French Lick

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    1988 The Durantula

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    "Muggsy"

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    1963 Spud

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    "Doc"

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    1986 The Big Baby

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    1984 King James

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    1978 Rip

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    1982 Flash

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    1969 The Reignman

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    1961 Big Game James

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    added by KobeBryant 1976 Mr.Bigshot

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    added by tbb911 1970 "Big Shot Bob"

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    1975 White Chocolate

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    added by wiabux 1977 "The Jet"

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    1978 The Matrix

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    1971 Penny

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    added by wiabux 1953 "The Chief"

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    1969 Grandmama

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    added by tbb911 1962 "The Beast of the East"

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    added by wiabux 1977 "Tractor Traylor"

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    added by wiabux 1966 "Dunking Dutchman"

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    1947 Cap

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    added by wiabux 1973 "Big Country"

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    1977 Starbury

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    1982 The Hibachi, Agent Zero

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