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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, 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?

List Criteria: Please rank the players only on their nicknames

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    1. 1
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      1950 More
      Dr. J
    2. 2
      Up 508
      Down 123
      1963 More
      Air Jordan
    3. 3
      Up 428
      Down 94
      1959 More
      Magic
    4. 4
      Up 314
      Down 104
      1963 More
      The Dream
    5. 5
      Up 320
      Down 109
      1947 More
      Pistol Pete
    6. 6
      Up 267
      Down 119
      1963 More
      The Mailman
    7. 7
      Up 251
      Down 112
      1962 More
      Clyde the Glide
    8. 8
      Up 251
      Down 114
      1960 More
      The Human Highlight Film
    9. 9
      Up 234
      Down 114
      1963 More
      The Round Mound of Rebound
    10. 10
      Up 224
      Down 109
      1936 More
      The Stilt
    11. 11
      Up 213
      Down 104
      1968 More
      The Glove
    12. 12
      Up 253
      Down 135
      1975 More
      The Answer
    13. 13
      Up 295
      Down 180
      1978 More
      The Black Mamba
    14. 14
      Up 241
      Down 147
      1972 More
      The Diesel
    15. 15
      Up 104
      Down 41
      1952 More
      added by: wiabux
      "The Ice Man"
    16. 16
      Up 193
      Down 117
      1977 More
      Vinsanity
    17. 17
      Up 185
      Down 114
      1976 More
      The Big Fundamental
    18. 18
      Up 201
      Down 128
      1981 More
      AK-47
    19. 19
      Up 91
      Down 38
      1957 More
      added by: wiabux
      "Chocolate Thunder"
    20. 20
      Up 177
      Down 112
      1977 More
      The Truth
    21. 21
      Up 180
      Down 116
      1956 More
      The Hick from French Lick
    22. 22
      Up 175
      Down 113
      1961 More
      The Worm
    23. 23
      Up 177
      Down 115
      1976 More
      The Big Ticket
    24. 24
      Up 82
      Down 35
      1938 More
      added by: wiabux
      "Mr. Clutch"
    25. 25
      Up 173
      Down 115
      1978 More
      Birdman
    26. 26
      Up 177
      Down 125
      1988 More
      The Durantula
    27. 27
      Up 138
      Down 98
      1963 More
      Spud
    28. 28
      Up 142
      Down 103
      "Muggsy"
    29. 29
      Up 138
      Down 105
      "Doc"
    30. 30
      Up 202
      Down 167
      1984 More
      King James
    31. 31
      Up 150
      Down 119
      1986 More
      The Big Baby
    32. 32
      Up 131
      Down 101
      1961 More
      Big Game James
    33. 33
      Up 138
      Down 108
      1978 More
      Rip
    34. 34
      Up 165
      Down 136
      1982 More
      Flash
    35. 35
      Up 122
      Down 96
      1969 More
      The Reignman
    36. 36
      Up 58
      Down 37
      1953 More
      added by: wiabux
      "The Chief"
    37. 37
      Up 137
      Down 118
      1975 More
      White Chocolate
    38. 38
      Up 71
      Down 51
      1976 More
      added by: KobeBryant
      Mr.Bigshot
    39. 39
      Up 129
      Down 114
      1978 More
      The Matrix
    40. 40
      Up 56
      Down 39
      1977 More
      added by: wiabux
      "The Jet"
    41. 41
      Up 118
      Down 104
      1969 More
      Grandmama
    42. 42
      Up 117
      Down 104
      1971 More
      Penny
    43. 43
      Up 50
      Down 34
      1970 More
      added by: tbb911
      "Big Shot Bob"
    44. 44
      Up 49
      Down 37
      1977 More
      added by: wiabux
      "Tractor Traylor"
    45. 45
      Up 45
      Down 38
      1962 More
      added by: tbb911
      "The Beast of the East"
    46. 46
      Up 48
      Down 42
      1966 More
      added by: wiabux
      "Dunking Dutchman"
    47. 47
      Up 105
      Down 106
      1947 More
      Cap
    48. 48
      Up 46
      Down 44
      1973 More
      added by: wiabux
      "Big Country"
    49. 49
      Up 97
      Down 112
      1977 More
      Starbury
    50. 50
      Up 1
      Down 1
      1980 More
      added by: BenjaminFarias
      "The Red Rocket"
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