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The Best NBA Player Nicknames

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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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  1. 1
    + 1,112
    - 210

    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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  2. 2
    + 1,185
    - 290


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  3. 3
    + 1,046
    - 204


    Small forward Dr. J

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  4. 4
    + 799
    - 233


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 751
    - 364


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  6. 6
    + 646
    - 245


    Power forward The Mailman

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  7. 7
    + 485
    - 260

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

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  8. 8
    + 699
    - 221


    Pistol Pete

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  9. 9
    + 664
    - 267


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  10. 10
    + 560
    - 239


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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  11. 11
    + 481
    - 214


    Point guard The Glove

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  12. 12
    + 511
    - 254


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  13. 13
    + 598
    - 265


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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  14. 14
    + 519
    - 204


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  15. 15
    + 490
    - 223


    Center The Stilt

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  16. 16
    + 365
    - 231

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

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  17. 17
    + 284
    - 96

    added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

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  18. 18
    + 390
    - 240

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  19. 19
    + 354
    - 222

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

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  20. 20
    + 335
    - 118

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

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  21. 21
    + 189
    - 33

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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  22. 22
    + 410
    - 205


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

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  23. 23
    + 418
    - 207


    Small forward The Truth

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  24. 24
    + 390
    - 250


    Small forward The Durantula

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  25. 25
    + 432
    - 217


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  26. 26
    + 353
    - 190


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  27. 27
    + 357
    - 210


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  28. 28
    + 463
    - 334


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  29. 29
    + 249
    - 107

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  30. 30
    + 279
    - 175


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  31. 31
    + 288
    - 152


    Point guard Spud

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  32. 32
    + 291
    - 161


    "Muggsy"

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  33. 33
    + 271
    - 201


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  34. 34
    + 279
    - 160


    "Doc"

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  35. 35
    + 245
    - 153


    Power forward The Reignman

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  36. 36
    + 253
    - 148


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  37. 37
    + 107
    - 65

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

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  38. 38
    + 232
    - 169


    Small forward Big Game James

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  39. 39
    + 234
    - 178


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  40. 40
    + 209
    - 177


    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

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  41. 41
    + 125
    - 161

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard Hair Canada

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  42. 42
    + 128
    - 133


    Point guard KryptoNate

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  43. 43
    + 72
    - 33


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  44. 44
    + 190
    - 166


    Center Cap

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  45. 45
    + 205
    - 162

    ranked low on reranks
    Power forward Grandmama

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  46. 46
    + 163
    - 178


    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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  47. 47
    + 52
    - 36

    added by JosephStinton
    Shooting guard The Microwave

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  48. 48
    + 146
    - 165


    Power forward, Center Superman

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  49. 49
    + 47
    - 37


    Power forward, Center I-block-a, Air Congo

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  50. 50
    + 153
    - 169

    often listed
    Point guard, Shooting guard The Hibachi, Agent Zero

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