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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. 

What are the best nicknames in basketball? There are fun 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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    Small forward Dr. J

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 684
    - 151


    Point guard, Power forward Magic

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 503
    - 165


    Center The Dream

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 776
    - 187


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 415
    - 177


    Power forward The Mailman

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 469
    - 165


    Pistol Pete

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 377
    - 183


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 348
    - 181


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 423
    - 191

    most listed
    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 327
    - 158


    Point guard The Glove

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 337
    - 172


    Center The Stilt

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 385
    - 201


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 376
    - 164


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 300
    - 175


    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 470
    - 249


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 272
    - 165


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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 291
    - 168


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 277
    - 174


    Small forward The Truth

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 281
    - 186


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 260
    - 159


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 255
    - 166


    Power forward, Center Birdman

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 209
    - 86

    added by wiabux
    Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 259
    - 163


    Power forward The Big Ticket

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 184
    - 138


    Small forward Big Game James

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 265
    - 186


    Small forward The Durantula

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 173
    - 127


    Power forward The Reignman

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 323
    - 239


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 166
    - 69

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 207
    - 157


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 201
    - 133
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 203
    - 135


    "Muggsy"

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 202
    - 134


    Point guard Spud

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 151
    - 81

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 176
    - 127


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 58
    - 12

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 186
    - 143


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  37. 37
    + 187
    - 150


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  38. 38
    + 128
    - 144


    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 167
    - 144


    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 65
    - 100

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward Monster Mash

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 146
    - 139
    ) open
  42. 42
    + 74
    - 108

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard Skip To My Lou

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 228
    - 176


    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 122
    - 144


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 159
    - 134

    ranked low on reranks
    Power forward Grandmama

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 72
    - 104


    Center Chairman Yao

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 17
    - 11


    Point guard, Shooting guard

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 13
    - 12

    added by JosephStinton
    Shooting guard The Microwave

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 87
    - 94


    Point guard KryptoNate

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 70
    - 70

    added by wiabux
    Power forward "Tractor Traylor"

    ) open
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