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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. 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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    Small forward Dr. J

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 646
    - 140

    Point guard, Power forward Magic

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 477
    - 155

    Center The Dream

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  4. 4
    + 736
    - 185

    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  5. 5
    + 395
    - 168

    Power forward The Mailman

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  6. 6
    + 447
    - 158

    Pistol Pete

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 362
    - 172

    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 327
    - 174

    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 390
    - 185

    most listed Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 311
    - 151

    Point guard The Glove

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 319
    - 165

    Center The Stilt

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 354
    - 197

    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 354
    - 161

    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  14. 14
    + 283
    - 170

    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 443
    - 244

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 280
    - 160

    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 258
    - 159

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

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  18. 18
    + 263
    - 168

    Small forward The Truth

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 249
    - 153

    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  20. 20
    + 267
    - 182

    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  21. 21
    + 198
    - 80

    added by wiabux Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

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  22. 22
    + 244
    - 161

    Power forward, Center Birdman

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 249
    - 158

    Power forward The Big Ticket

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 175
    - 133

    Small forward Big Game James

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  25. 25
    + 307
    - 227

    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  26. 26
    + 253
    - 181

    Small forward The Durantula

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  27. 27
    + 166
    - 124

    Power forward The Reignman

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  28. 28
    + 200
    - 153

    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  29. 29
    + 156
    - 68

    added by wiabux "Mr. Clutch"

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  30. 30
    + 193
    - 131
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  31. 31
    + 197
    - 131

    "Muggsy"

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  32. 32
    + 146
    - 78

    added by wiabux Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  33. 33
    + 195
    - 131

    Point guard Spud

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  34. 34
    + 170
    - 123

    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  35. 35
    + 53
    - 9

    added by LPKCYou Center The Admiral

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  36. 36
    + 183
    - 146

    Point guard White Chocolate

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  37. 37
    + 180
    - 141

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  38. 38
    + 125
    - 142

    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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  39. 39
    + 164
    - 141

    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 63
    - 97

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Small forward Monster Mash

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 143
    - 137
    ) open
  42. 42
    + 71
    - 105

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

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  43. 43
    + 226
    - 175

    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

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  44. 44
    + 122
    - 141

    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 154
    - 131

    ranked low on reranks Power forward Grandmama

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 68
    - 102

    Center Chairman Yao

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 12
    - 9

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 11
    - 10

    added by JosephStinton Shooting guard The Microwave

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 69
    - 67

    added by wiabux Power forward "Tractor Traylor"

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 10
    - 11

    Power forward, Center

    ) open
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