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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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1,990 509
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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2,100 494
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Earvin Johnson Point guard, Power forward - Magic

3
1,372 456
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Pete Maravich Pistol Pete

4
1,530 460
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Hakeem Olajuwon Center - The Dream

5
2,092 590
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward - Air Jordan

6
1,791 613
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
1,378 459
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard - The Answer

8
791 339
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
937 413
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
1,197 460
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Karl Malone Power forward - The Mailman

11
964 499
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
1,116 421
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
904 393
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Gary Payton Point guard - The Glove

14
578 182
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

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853 416
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Wilt Chamberlain Center - The Stilt

16
903 427
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dominique Wilkins Small forward - The Human Highlight Film

17
813 360
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward - Larry Legend, The Hick from French Lick

18
867 449
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward - The Round Mound of Rebound

19
832 344
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Paul Pierce Small forward - The Truth

20
747 396
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard - Flash

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441 59
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

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22
758 356
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center - The Big Fundamental

23
558 252
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
wiabux added Jerry West "Mr. Clutch"

24
636 434
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Chris Andersen Power forward, Center - Birdman

25
1,024 525
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward - King James

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606 273
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Jason Williams Point guard - White Chocolate

27
467 253
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
wiabux added Darryl Dawkins Center - "Chocolate Thunder"

28
637 316
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kevin Garnett Power forward - The Big Ticket

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662 392
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward - AK-47

30
283 113
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard - The Big O

31
500 246
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
alisha williams added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard - Baby Faced Assassin, Chef Curry

32
329 84
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
NinushanAmirthilagam1 added James Harden Shooting guard - The Beard

33
520 225
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Anthony Webb Point guard - Spud

34
537 231
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tyrone Bogues Point guard - "Muggsy"

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200 88
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Earl Monroe The Pearl

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604 324
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward - The Worm

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188 84
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Nate Archibald Point guard - Tiny

38
601 456
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kevin Durant Small forward - The Durantula

39
461 204
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Anfernee Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard - Penny

40
442 236
Glenn Rivers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Glenn Rivers "Doc"

41
243 64
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward - T-Mac

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339 246
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
James Worthy Small forward - Big Game James

The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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112 86
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Walt Frazier Point guard - "Clyde"

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413 272
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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173 64
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Kenny Smith Point guard - The Jet

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367 226
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Shawn Kemp Power forward - The Reignman

47
222 151
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"

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220 138
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"

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114 89
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
158 100
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBA Player Nicknames
Ray Allen Shooting guard - Jesus Shuttlesworth