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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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    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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  2. 2
    + 1,084
    - 213


    Small forward Dr. J

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  3. 3
    + 1,223
    - 305


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  4. 4
    + 833
    - 246


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 791
    - 376


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  6. 6
    + 507
    - 270

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

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  7. 7
    + 722
    - 226


    Pistol Pete

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  8. 8
    + 696
    - 272


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  9. 9
    + 671
    - 251


    Power forward The Mailman

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  10. 10
    + 574
    - 245


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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  11. 11
    + 502
    - 220


    Point guard The Glove

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  12. 12
    + 527
    - 260


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  13. 13
    + 627
    - 267


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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  14. 14
    + 541
    - 207


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  15. 15
    + 509
    - 228


    Center The Stilt

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  16. 16
    + 380
    - 236

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

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  17. 17
    + 298
    - 99

    added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

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  18. 18
    + 354
    - 120

    added by wiabux
    Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

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  19. 19
    + 207
    - 34

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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  20. 20
    + 375
    - 228

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

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  21. 21
    + 428
    - 209


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

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  22. 22
    + 432
    - 212


    Small forward The Truth

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  23. 23
    + 411
    - 247


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  24. 24
    + 448
    - 221


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  25. 25
    + 400
    - 266


    Small forward The Durantula

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  26. 26
    + 370
    - 196


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  27. 27
    + 296
    - 154


    Point guard Spud

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  28. 28
    + 265
    - 109

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  29. 29
    + 290
    - 163


    "Doc"

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  30. 30
    + 370
    - 217


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  31. 31
    + 481
    - 347


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  32. 32
    + 294
    - 178


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  33. 33
    + 306
    - 162


    "Muggsy"

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  34. 34
    + 239
    - 170


    Small forward Big Game James

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  35. 35
    + 119
    - 74

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

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  36. 36
    + 254
    - 155


    Power forward The Reignman

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  37. 37
    + 268
    - 149


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  38. 38
    + 275
    - 205


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  39. 39
    + 84
    - 34


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  40. 40
    + 239
    - 181


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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    + 131
    - 141

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard KryptoNate

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  42. 42
    + 128
    - 170

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard Hair Canada

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  43. 43
    + 61
    - 14

    ranked low on reranks
    The Pearl

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  44. 44
    + 192
    - 173


    Center Cap

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  45. 45
    + 61
    - 18


    Point guard Tiny

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  46. 46
    + 58
    - 17

    added by NinushanAmirthilagam1
    Shooting guard The Beard

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  47. 47
    + 214
    - 182


    Small forward, Power forward The Matrix

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  48. 48
    + 216
    - 163


    Power forward Grandmama

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  49. 49
    + 117
    - 82

    added by tbb911
    Center "The Beast of the East"

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  50. 50
    + 168
    - 181


    Point guard, Shooting guard Starbury

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