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
    + 1,288
    - 330

    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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  3. 3
    + 1,358
    - 364


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  4. 4
    + 943
    - 281


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 760
    - 292


    Power forward The Mailman

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  6. 6
    + 925
    - 426


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  7. 7
    + 817
    - 257


    Pistol Pete

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  8. 8
    + 802
    - 302


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  9. 9
    + 573
    - 319

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

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  10. 10
    + 414
    - 141

    added by wiabux
    Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

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  11. 11
    + 614
    - 233


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  12. 12
    + 571
    - 244


    Point guard The Glove

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  13. 13
    + 630
    - 286


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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  14. 14
    + 567
    - 253


    Center The Stilt

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  15. 15
    + 277
    - 56

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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  16. 16
    + 595
    - 295


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  17. 17
    + 702
    - 298


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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  18. 18
    + 488
    - 234


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

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  19. 19
    + 436
    - 276

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

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  20. 20
    + 431
    - 264

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

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  21. 21
    + 343
    - 127

    added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

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  22. 22
    + 303
    - 131

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  23. 23
    + 497
    - 237


    Small forward The Truth

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  24. 24
    + 509
    - 245


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  25. 25
    + 463
    - 273


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  26. 26
    + 414
    - 222


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  27. 27
    + 445
    - 304


    Small forward The Durantula

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  28. 28
    + 421
    - 236


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  29. 29
    + 556
    - 381


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  30. 30
    + 340
    - 197


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  31. 31
    + 332
    - 171


    Point guard Spud

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  32. 32
    + 172
    - 115

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

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  33. 33
    + 343
    - 179


    "Muggsy"

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  34. 34
    + 319
    - 178


    "Doc"

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  35. 35
    + 115
    - 47


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  36. 36
    + 260
    - 182


    Small forward Big Game James

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  37. 37
    + 278
    - 169


    Power forward The Reignman

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  38. 38
    + 300
    - 221


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  39. 39
    + 298
    - 161


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  40. 40
    + 85
    - 26


    The Pearl

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  41. 41
    + 77
    - 31


    Point guard Tiny

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  42. 42
    + 49
    - 26

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard "Clyde"

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  43. 43
    + 135
    - 94

    added by tbb911
    Center "The Beast of the East"

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  44. 44
    + 89
    - 32

    added by NinushanAmirthilagam1
    Shooting guard The Beard

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  45. 45
    + 144
    - 82

    added by tbb911
    Small forward, Power forward "Big Shot Bob"

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  46. 46
    + 151
    - 91

    added by wiabux
    Center "The Chief"

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  47. 47
    + 154
    - 98

    added by KobeBryant
    Point guard Mr.Bigshot

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  48. 48
    + 88
    - 22

    added by mandyclark25
    Small forward, Point forward greek freek 

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  49. 49
    + 251
    - 198


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  50. 50
    + 67
    - 44


    Shooting guard Jesus Shuttlesworth

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