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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 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?

The Best NBA Player Nicknames Basketball Players
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    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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    + 1014
    - 239


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  3. 3
    + 891
    - 183


    Small forward Dr. J

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  4. 4
    + 674
    - 205


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 605
    - 304


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  6. 6
    + 400
    - 218

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

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  7. 7
    + 541
    - 222


    Power forward The Mailman

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  8. 8
    + 603
    - 197


    Pistol Pete

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  9. 9
    + 567
    - 237


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  10. 10
    + 487
    - 216


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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  11. 11
    + 419
    - 190


    Point guard The Glove

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  12. 12
    + 441
    - 222


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  13. 13
    + 510
    - 241


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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  14. 14
    + 454
    - 192


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  15. 15
    + 417
    - 203


    Center The Stilt

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  16. 16
    + 316
    - 201

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Power forward, Center Birdman

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  17. 17
    + 339
    - 209


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  18. 18
    + 231
    - 80

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

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  19. 19
    + 293
    - 197

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

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  20. 20
    + 268
    - 104

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

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  21. 21
    + 332
    - 222


    Small forward The Durantula

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  22. 22
    + 374
    - 197


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  23. 23
    + 358
    - 191


    Small forward The Truth

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  24. 24
    + 345
    - 192


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

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  25. 25
    + 313
    - 186


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  26. 26
    + 123
    - 24

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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  27. 27
    + 305
    - 180


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  28. 28
    + 399
    - 293


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  29. 29
    + 203
    - 92

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  30. 30
    + 246
    - 181


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  31. 31
    + 233
    - 160


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  32. 32
    + 246
    - 145


    Point guard Spud

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  33. 33
    + 248
    - 149


    "Muggsy"

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  34. 34
    + 213
    - 140


    Power forward The Reignman

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  35. 35
    + 242
    - 149


    "Doc"

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  36. 36
    + 211
    - 155


    Small forward Big Game James

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  37. 37
    + 218
    - 140


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  38. 38
    + 68
    - 40

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

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  39. 39
    + 214
    - 160


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  40. 40
    + 108
    - 110


    Point guard KryptoNate

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  41. 41
    + 187
    - 160


    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

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  42. 42
    + 104
    - 136

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard Hair Canada

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  43. 43
    + 166
    - 153


    Center Cap

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  44. 44
    + 146
    - 160


    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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  45. 45
    + 174
    - 149


    Power forward Grandmama

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  46. 46
    + 39
    - 23


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  47. 47
    + 30
    - 21

    added by JosephStinton
    Shooting guard The Microwave

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  48. 48
    + 137
    - 154


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

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  49. 49
    + 122
    - 145


    Power forward, Center Superman

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  50. 50
    + 73
    - 111

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Small forward Monster Mash

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