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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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    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  3. 3
    + 972
    - 194


    Small forward Dr. J

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  4. 4
    + 744
    - 223


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 684
    - 337


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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    + 440
    - 244

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

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  7. 7
    + 590
    - 239


    Power forward The Mailman

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  8. 8
    + 652
    - 213


    Pistol Pete

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    + 613
    - 255


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  10. 10
    + 527
    - 228


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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    + 453
    - 206


    Point guard The Glove

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  12. 12
    + 478
    - 238


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  13. 13
    + 554
    - 256


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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    + 490
    - 199


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  15. 15
    + 458
    - 214


    Center The Stilt

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  16. 16
    + 339
    - 217

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

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    + 261
    - 86

    added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

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  18. 18
    + 364
    - 226


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  19. 19
    + 322
    - 209

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

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    + 304
    - 111

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

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  21. 21
    + 363
    - 233


    Small forward The Durantula

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  22. 22
    + 379
    - 197


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

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  23. 23
    + 387
    - 199


    Small forward The Truth

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    + 403
    - 209


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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    + 158
    - 27

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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    + 331
    - 184


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  27. 27
    + 333
    - 199


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  28. 28
    + 229
    - 97

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  29. 29
    + 426
    - 311


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  30. 30
    + 259
    - 166


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  31. 31
    + 257
    - 190


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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    + 266
    - 148


    Point guard Spud

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  33. 33
    + 229
    - 144


    Power forward The Reignman

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    + 265
    - 157


    "Muggsy"

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    + 257
    - 155


    "Doc"

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    + 222
    - 162


    Small forward Big Game James

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    + 234
    - 144


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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    + 85
    - 52

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

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  39. 39
    + 224
    - 170


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  40. 40
    + 198
    - 169


    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

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  41. 41
    + 117
    - 121


    Point guard KryptoNate

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  42. 42
    + 114
    - 148

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard Hair Canada

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  43. 43
    + 177
    - 161


    Center Cap

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  44. 44
    + 155
    - 169


    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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  45. 45
    + 188
    - 155


    Power forward Grandmama

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  46. 46
    + 54
    - 30


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  47. 47
    + 40
    - 30

    added by JosephStinton
    Shooting guard The Microwave

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  48. 48
    + 133
    - 156


    Power forward, Center Superman

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    + 121
    - 72

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard, Shooting guard "The Jet"

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  50. 50
    + 81
    - 120

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Small forward Monster Mash

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