Top Ten NBA Player Nicknames

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The Top Ten

1 Kobe Bryant - "The Black Mamba" Kobe Bryant - Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
2 LeBron James - "King James" LeBron James - LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.
3 Michael Jordan - "Air Jordan" Michael Jordan - Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.
4 Allen Iverson - "The Answer"
5 Paul Pierce - "The Truth"
6 Kevin Garnett - "The Big Ticket"
7 Charles Barkley - "The Round Mound of Rebound"
8 Hakeem Olajuwon - "The Dream"
9 Tim Duncan - "The Big Fundamental"
10 Giannis Antetokounmpo - "The Greek Freak"

The Contenders

11 Wilt Chamberlain - "Wilt the Stilt" Wilt Chamberlain - Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . ...read more.

Wilt's nickname was "The Big Dipper", or "Dip" for short.
The ones who called him "Stilt" were either trash talkers on the game floor trying to bother him, or ignorant people off the floor.

12 Nick Young - "Swaggy P" Nick Young - Nicholas Aaron "Nick" Young is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

It stands for "The Prophet of Swag". - rapaddict97

13 Jerry West - "The Logo"
14 Chris Andersen - "The Birdman"
15 Leandro Barbosa - "The Brazilian Blur"
16 Larry Bird - "Larry Legend"
17 Matt Bonner - "Red Rocket"
18 Joe Bryant - "Jellybean"
19 Vince Carter - "Half Man Half Amazing" Vince Carter - Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
20 DeMarcus Cousins - "Boogie" DeMarcus Cousins - DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
21 Jamal Crawford - "J Crossover" Jamal Crawford - Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Crawford played his high school basketball for Rainier Beach High School, a basketball powerhouse in Seattle, before committing to play ...read more.
22 Stephen Curry - "The Baby-Faced Assassin" Stephen Curry -
23 Anthony Davis - "The Brow" Anthony Davis - Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
24 Glen Davis - "Big Baby" Glen Davis -
25 Darryl Dawkins - "Chocolate Thunder" Darryl Dawkins - Darryl Dawkins was an American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career.
26 Clyde Drexler - "Clyde the Glide" Clyde Drexler -
27 Joel Embiid - "The Process" Joel Embiid -
28 Julius Erving - "Dr. J" Julius Erving - Julius Winfield Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.
29 Patrick Ewing - "The Beast of the East" Patrick Ewing -
30 Kenneth Faried - "The Manimal"
31 Walt Frazier - "Clyde" Walt Frazier - Walter "Clyde" Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.
32 Paul George - "PG13" Paul George - Paul George is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.
33 George Gervin - "The Iceman" George Gervin - George Gervin, nicknamed "The Iceman," is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls.
34 Marcin Gortat - "The Polish Hammer"
35 Richard Hamilton - "Rip"
36 James Harden - "The Beard" James Harden - James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
37 Robert Horry - "Big Shot Rob"
38 Dwight Howard - "Superman" Dwight Howard - Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
39 Serge Ibaka - "I-block-a"
40 Kyrie Irving - "Uncle Drew" Kyrie Irving - Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
41 Earvin Johnson - "Magic"
42 Chris Kaman - "The Caveman"
43 Andrei Kirilenko - "AK47"
44 Kawhi Leonard - "The Claw" Kawhi Leonard - Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
45 Damian Lillard - "Dame D.O.L.L.A. Damian Lillard - Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.
46 Jeremy Lin - "Linsanity" Jeremy Lin - Jeremy Shu-How Lin is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.
47 Kyle Lowry - "The Bulldog" Kyle Lowry - Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
48 Karl Malone - "The Mailman" Karl Malone - Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The MailMan", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton.
49 Pete Maravich - "Pistol Pete"
50 Shawn Marion - "The Matrix"
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