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The Best NBA Player Nicknames

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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. 

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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    - 208

    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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  2. 2
    + 1,161
    - 280


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  3. 3
    + 1,021
    - 202


    Small forward Dr. J

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  4. 4
    + 779
    - 231


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 724
    - 359


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  6. 6
    + 625
    - 243


    Power forward The Mailman

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  7. 7
    + 469
    - 257

    the people's #1 & often listed
    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

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  8. 8
    + 681
    - 220


    Pistol Pete

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  9. 9
    + 649
    - 263


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  10. 10
    + 551
    - 234


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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  11. 11
    + 473
    - 211


    Point guard The Glove

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  12. 12
    + 499
    - 251


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  13. 13
    + 582
    - 264


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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  14. 14
    + 510
    - 202


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  15. 15
    + 481
    - 219


    Center The Stilt

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  16. 16
    + 357
    - 225

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

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  17. 17
    + 277
    - 92

    added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

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  18. 18
    + 382
    - 236


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  19. 19
    + 344
    - 220

    often listed
    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

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  20. 20
    + 326
    - 116

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

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  21. 21
    + 406
    - 200


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

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  22. 22
    + 409
    - 204


    Small forward The Truth

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  23. 23
    + 381
    - 246


    Small forward The Durantula

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  24. 24
    + 422
    - 214


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  25. 25
    + 179
    - 33

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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  26. 26
    + 345
    - 189


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  27. 27
    + 351
    - 208


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  28. 28
    + 244
    - 105

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  29. 29
    + 449
    - 328


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  30. 30
    + 275
    - 173


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  31. 31
    + 281
    - 152


    Point guard Spud

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  32. 32
    + 267
    - 198


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  33. 33
    + 242
    - 151


    Power forward The Reignman

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  34. 34
    + 279
    - 160


    "Muggsy"

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  35. 35
    + 271
    - 159


    "Doc"

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  36. 36
    + 246
    - 147


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  37. 37
    + 230
    - 168


    Small forward Big Game James

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  38. 38
    + 98
    - 61

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

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  39. 39
    + 232
    - 176


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  40. 40
    + 204
    - 176


    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

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  41. 41
    + 122
    - 159

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard Hair Canada

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  42. 42
    + 123
    - 131


    Point guard KryptoNate

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  43. 43
    + 186
    - 166


    Center Cap

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  44. 44
    + 66
    - 32

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  45. 45
    + 160
    - 176


    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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  46. 46
    + 199
    - 161


    Power forward Grandmama

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  47. 47
    + 47
    - 35

    added by JosephStinton
    Shooting guard The Microwave

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  48. 48
    + 140
    - 164


    Power forward, Center Superman

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  49. 49
    + 150
    - 169


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

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  50. 50
    + 127
    - 77

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard, Shooting guard "The Jet"

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