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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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2,113 559
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Julius Erving Small forward - Dr. J

2
2,244 521
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Earvin Johnson Point guard, Power forward - Magic

3
1,464 498
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Pete Maravich Pistol Pete

4
1,640 487
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Hakeem Olajuwon Center - The Dream

5
2,213 642
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward - Air Jordan

6
1,923 651
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman - The Black Mamba

7
1,481 496
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard - The Answer

8
859 374
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
wiabux added George Gervin Shooting guard - "The Ice Man"

9
996 438
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward - Clyde the Glide

10
1,269 482
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Karl Malone Power forward - The Mailman

11
1,030 524
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward - Vinsanity, Air Canada

12
1,189 446
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Shaquille O'Neal Center - Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

13
963 414
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Gary Payton Point guard - The Glove

14
626 201
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
LPKCYou added David Robinson Center - The Admiral

The Best NBA Players of the Decade

15
958 443
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dominique Wilkins Small forward - The Human Highlight Film

16
897 437
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Wilt Chamberlain Center - The Stilt

17
921 462
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward - The Round Mound of Rebound

18
867 376
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward - Larry Legend, The Hick from French Lick

19
896 356
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Paul Pierce Small forward - The Truth

20
801 413
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard - Flash

21
515 71
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
mandyclark25 added Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward - Greek Freak

Who Will Win the 2015 NBA Championship?

22
798 372
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center - The Big Fundamental

23
1,103 552
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward - King James

24
665 451
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Chris Andersen Power forward, Center - Birdman

25
582 270
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
wiabux added Jerry West "Mr. Clutch"

26
652 284
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Jason Williams Point guard - White Chocolate

27
670 321
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kevin Garnett Power forward - The Big Ticket

28
483 271
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
wiabux added Darryl Dawkins Center - "Chocolate Thunder"

The Biggest First Round NBA Draft Pick Busts

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540 259
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
alisha williams added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard - Baby Faced Assassin, Chef Curry

30
693 408
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward - AK-47

31
306 124
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard - The Big O

32
369 94
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
NinushanAmirthilagam1 added James Harden Shooting guard - The Beard

33
563 234
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tyrone Bogues Point guard - "Muggsy"

34
543 228
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Anthony Webb Point guard - Spud

35
219 96
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Earl Monroe The Pearl

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
625 334
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward - The Worm

37
205 89
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Nate Archibald Point guard - Tiny

38
487 209
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Anfernee Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard - Penny

39
618 473
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kevin Durant Small forward - The Durantula

40
461 242
Glenn Rivers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Glenn Rivers "Doc"

41
267 71
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward - T-Mac

42
126 90
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Walt Frazier Point guard - "Clyde"

The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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194 68
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kenny Smith Point guard - The Jet

44
347 256
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
James Worthy Small forward - Big Game James

45
427 281
Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Glen Davis Small forward, Power forward, Center - Big Baby

46
378 234
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Shawn Kemp Power forward - The Reignman

47
232 158
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
tbb911 added Patrick Ewing Center - "The Beast of the East"

48
231 145
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
tbb911 added Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward - "Big Shot Bob"

49
124 94
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Moses Malone Power forward, Center - Chairman of the Boards

50
175 108
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Ray Allen Shooting guard - Jesus Shuttlesworth