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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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    the people's #1
    Small forward Dr. J

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  2. 2
    + 1,214
    - 313

    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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  3. 3
    + 1,285
    - 336


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  4. 4
    + 889
    - 259


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 856
    - 398


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  6. 6
    + 777
    - 231


    Pistol Pete

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  7. 7
    + 716
    - 262


    Power forward The Mailman

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  8. 8
    + 540
    - 292

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

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  9. 9
    + 745
    - 284


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  10. 10
    + 602
    - 262


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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  11. 11
    + 539
    - 236


    Center The Stilt

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  12. 12
    + 538
    - 229


    Point guard The Glove

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  13. 13
    + 558
    - 278


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  14. 14
    + 660
    - 283


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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  15. 15
    + 578
    - 215


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  16. 16
    + 380
    - 129

    added by wiabux
    Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

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  17. 17
    + 412
    - 251

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

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  18. 18
    + 322
    - 110

    added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

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  19. 19
    + 403
    - 243

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

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  20. 20
    + 236
    - 44

    ranked low on reranks & added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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  21. 21
    + 454
    - 222


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

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  22. 22
    + 456
    - 222


    Small forward The Truth

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  23. 23
    + 475
    - 229


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  24. 24
    + 434
    - 258


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  25. 25
    + 424
    - 282


    Small forward The Durantula

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  26. 26
    + 389
    - 206


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  27. 27
    + 397
    - 223


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  28. 28
    + 279
    - 116

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  29. 29
    + 517
    - 358


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  30. 30
    + 316
    - 158


    Point guard Spud

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  31. 31
    + 327
    - 166


    "Muggsy"

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  32. 32
    + 306
    - 167


    "Doc"

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  33. 33
    + 318
    - 183


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  34. 34
    + 149
    - 92

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

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  35. 35
    + 251
    - 174


    Small forward Big Game James

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  36. 36
    + 285
    - 151


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  37. 37
    + 263
    - 161


    Power forward The Reignman

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  38. 38
    + 288
    - 212


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  39. 39
    + 99
    - 37


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  40. 40
    + 75
    - 17


    The Pearl

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  41. 41
    + 246
    - 189


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  42. 42
    + 137
    - 150

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard KryptoNate

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  43. 43
    + 135
    - 181

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard Hair Canada

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  44. 44
    + 73
    - 24

    added by NinushanAmirthilagam1
    Shooting guard The Beard

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  45. 45
    + 68
    - 24


    Point guard Tiny

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  46. 46
    + 198
    - 181


    Center Cap

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  47. 47
    + 226
    - 188


    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

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  48. 48
    + 224
    - 169


    Power forward Grandmama

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  49. 49
    + 126
    - 88

    added by tbb911
    Center "The Beast of the East"

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  50. 50
    + 41
    - 21


    Point guard "Clyde"

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