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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

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  2. 2
    + 553
    - 123

    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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  3. 3
    + 648
    - 165

    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  4. 4
    + 412
    - 135

    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 393
    - 138

    Pistol Pete

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  6. 6
    + 333
    - 149

    Power forward The Mailman

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 309
    - 153

    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 337
    - 165

    most listed Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 281
    - 153

    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 268
    - 135

    Point guard The Glove

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  11. 11
    + 276
    - 143

    Center The Stilt

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  12. 12
    + 308
    - 148

    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  13. 13
    + 302
    - 183

    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 244
    - 155

    Shooting guard, Small forward Vinsanity, Air Canada

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 372
    - 226

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  16. 16
    + 160
    - 66

    added by wiabux Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

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  17. 17
    + 227
    - 147

    Small forward The Truth

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  18. 18
    + 230
    - 147

    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  19. 19
    + 217
    - 138

    Power forward, Center Birdman

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  20. 20
    + 215
    - 142

    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  21. 21
    + 212
    - 149

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

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  22. 22
    + 236
    - 167

    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  23. 23
    + 211
    - 147

    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  24. 24
    + 123
    - 58

    added by wiabux "Mr. Clutch"

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 222
    - 161

    Small forward The Durantula

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  26. 26
    + 267
    - 202

    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  27. 27
    + 155
    - 119

    Small forward Big Game James

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  28. 28
    + 123
    - 67

    added by wiabux Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  29. 29
    + 182
    - 140

    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  30. 30
    + 149
    - 112

    Power forward The Reignman

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  31. 31
    + 169
    - 125
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  32. 32
    + 171
    - 125

    "Muggsy"

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  33. 33
    + 167
    - 123

    Point guard Spud

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  34. 34
    + 165
    - 129

    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  35. 35
    + 165
    - 134

    Point guard White Chocolate

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  36. 36
    + 144
    - 116

    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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    + 22
    - 2

    added by LPKCYou Center The Admiral

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  38. 38
    + 205
    - 165

    Point guard, Shooting guard Flash

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  39. 39
    + 148
    - 132

    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

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  40. 40
    + 112
    - 129

    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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  41. 41
    + 123
    - 127
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  42. 42
    + 135
    - 122

    Power forward Grandmama

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  43. 43
    + 54
    - 83

    Small forward Monster Mash

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  44. 44
    + 64
    - 93

    Point guard Skip To My Lou

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  45. 45
    + 109
    - 131

    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

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  46. 46
    + 59
    - 57

    added by wiabux Power forward "Tractor Traylor"

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  47. 47
    + 1
    - 0

    added by JosephStinton Shooting guard The Microwave

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  48. 48
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    Power forward, Center

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  49. 49
    + 70
    - 84

    Point guard KryptoNate

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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