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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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1,700 405
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Julius Erving Small forward - Dr. J

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1,774 439
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Earvin Johnson Point guard, Power forward - Magic

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1,140 374
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Pete Maravich Pistol Pete

4
1,295 391
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Hakeem Olajuwon Center - The Dream

5
1,797 494
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward - Air Jordan

6
1,430 550
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
639 259
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
wiabux added George Gervin Shooting guard - "The Ice Man"

8
812 340
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward - Clyde the Glide

9
1,138 403
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard - The Answer

10
1,031 409
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Karl Malone Power forward - The Mailman

11
786 331
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Gary Payton Point guard - The Glove

12
794 440
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward - Vinsanity, Air Canada

13
941 377
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Shaquille O'Neal Center - Diesel, Superman, Big Aristotle

14
467 134
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
LPKCYou added David Robinson Center - The Admiral

15
805 368
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dominique Wilkins Small forward - The Human Highlight Film

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748 357
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Wilt Chamberlain Center - The Stilt

17
754 396
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
683 316
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
699 302
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Paul Pierce Small forward - The Truth

20
602 352
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard - Flash

21
482 209
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
wiabux added Jerry West "Mr. Clutch"

22
568 378
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Chris Andersen Power forward, Center - Birdman

23
653 320
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center - The Big Fundamental

24
413 209
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
wiabux added Darryl Dawkins Center - "Chocolate Thunder"

25
552 283
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kevin Garnett Power forward - The Big Ticket

26
815 470
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward - King James

27
507 249
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Jason Williams Point guard - White Chocolate

28
582 356
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward - AK-47

29
222 83
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard - The Big O

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373 185
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
alisha williams added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard - Baby Faced Assassin, Chef Curry

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268 44
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
mandyclark25 added Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward - Greek Freak

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449 205
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Anthony Webb Point guard - Spud

33
537 297
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward - The Worm

34
469 217
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tyrone Bogues Point guard - "Muggsy"

35
151 69
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Earl Monroe The Pearl

36
147 63
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Nate Archibald Point guard - Tiny

37
547 408
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kevin Durant Small forward - The Durantula

38
219 62
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
NinushanAmirthilagam1 added James Harden Shooting guard - The Beard

39
398 219
Glenn Rivers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Glenn Rivers "Doc"

40
403 191
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Anfernee Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard - Penny

41
176 49
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward - T-Mac

42
306 227
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
James Worthy Small forward - Big Game James

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84 65
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Walt Frazier Point guard - "Clyde"

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373 254
Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Glen Davis Small forward, Power forward, Center - Big Baby

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336 205
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Shawn Kemp Power forward - The Reignman

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122 51
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kenny Smith Point guard - The Jet

47
191 120
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
tbb911 added Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward - "Big Shot Bob"

48
89 67
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Moses Malone Power forward, Center - Chairman of the Boards

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185 130
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
tbb911 added Patrick Ewing Center - "The Beast of the East"

50
123 76
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Ray Allen Shooting guard - Jesus Shuttlesworth