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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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    + 1,255
    - 235

    the people's #1
    Small forward Dr. J

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  2. 2
    + 1,247
    - 318

    most listed
    Point guard, Power forward Magic

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  3. 3
    + 1,314
    - 352


    Shooting guard, Small forward Air Jordan

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  4. 4
    + 911
    - 269


    Center The Dream

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  5. 5
    + 795
    - 240


    Pistol Pete

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  6. 6
    + 734
    - 275


    Power forward The Mailman

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  7. 7
    + 888
    - 412


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman The Black Mamba

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  8. 8
    + 770
    - 291


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Answer

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  9. 9
    + 555
    - 303

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

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  10. 10
    + 595
    - 219


    Shooting guard, Small forward Clyde the Glide

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  11. 11
    + 616
    - 273


    Small forward The Human Highlight Film

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  12. 12
    + 555
    - 233


    Point guard The Glove

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  13. 13
    + 397
    - 130

    added by wiabux
    Shooting guard "The Ice Man"

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  14. 14
    + 552
    - 244


    Center The Stilt

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  15. 15
    + 574
    - 284


    Small forward, Power forward The Round Mound of Rebound

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  16. 16
    + 676
    - 289


    Center Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

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  17. 17
    + 255
    - 47

    added by LPKCYou
    Center The Admiral

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  18. 18
    + 470
    - 225


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

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  19. 19
    + 426
    - 261

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

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  20. 20
    + 474
    - 227


    Small forward The Truth

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  21. 21
    + 415
    - 252

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

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  22. 22
    + 489
    - 232


    Power forward, Center The Big Fundamental

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  23. 23
    + 332
    - 117

    added by wiabux
    "Mr. Clutch"

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  24. 24
    + 291
    - 120

    added by wiabux
    Center "Chocolate Thunder"

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  25. 25
    + 451
    - 263


    Small forward, Power forward AK-47

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  26. 26
    + 399
    - 213


    Power forward The Big Ticket

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  27. 27
    + 429
    - 291


    Small forward The Durantula

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  28. 28
    + 409
    - 229


    Small forward, Power forward The Worm

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  29. 29
    + 324
    - 187


    Point guard White Chocolate

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  30. 30
    + 326
    - 161


    Point guard Spud

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  31. 31
    + 335
    - 171


    "Muggsy"

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  32. 32
    + 530
    - 369


    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward King James

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  33. 33
    + 311
    - 170


    "Doc"

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  34. 34
    + 158
    - 104

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

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  35. 35
    + 253
    - 179


    Small forward Big Game James

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  36. 36
    + 290
    - 155


    Point guard, Shooting guard Penny

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  37. 37
    + 269
    - 165


    Power forward The Reignman

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  38. 38
    + 295
    - 217


    Small forward, Power forward, Center Big Baby

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  39. 39
    + 108
    - 41


    Point guard, Shooting guard The Big O

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  40. 40
    + 81
    - 21


    The Pearl

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  41. 41
    + 73
    - 26


    Point guard Tiny

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  42. 42
    + 249
    - 193


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward Rip

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  43. 43
    + 139
    - 77

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

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  44. 44
    + 130
    - 90

    added by tbb911
    Center "The Beast of the East"

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  45. 45
    + 45
    - 21


    Point guard "Clyde"

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  46. 46
    + 147
    - 87

    added by wiabux
    Center "The Chief"

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  47. 47
    + 77
    - 28

    added by NinushanAmirthilagam1
    Shooting guard The Beard

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  48. 48
    + 202
    - 183


    Center Cap

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  49. 49
    + 150
    - 95

    added by KobeBryant
    Point guard Mr.Bigshot

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  50. 50
    + 139
    - 153

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard KryptoNate

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