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NBA Nicknames


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
Here's a little list I came up with, if you guys can add some them go ahead, but it can be initials e.g Chris Bosh CB4 or something like that.

Vince Carter
-Half Man Half Amazing

Dirk Nowitzky
-Disco Dirk

LeBron James
-Chosen One

Michael Jordan
-Air Jordan

Isiah Thomas

Shaquille O’neal

Dwyane Wade

Kirk Hinrich
-Captain Kirk

Larry Bird

Charlie Villenueva
-Big Smooth

Alvin Williams

Stephon Marbury

Steve Nash
-Captain Canada

Shawn Marion
-The Matrix

Paul Pierce
-The Truth

Tim Duncan

Jerome Williams
-Junk Yard Dog

Allen Iverson
-The Answer

Glenn Robinson
-Big Dog

Tracy McGrady

Andrei Kirenlenko

George Gervin
-Ice Man

Dikembe Mutumbo
-Mount Mutumbo

Josh Smith
-J Smooth

Wilt Chamberlain
-Wilt the Stilt Chamberlain

Richard Hamilton

Damon Stoudamire
-Mighty Mouse

Darryl Dawkins
-Chocolate Thunder

Kenyan Martin

Nick Van Exel
-Nick the Quick

Rafer Alston
-Skip to my Lou

Kevin Garnett
-The Kid

Michael Olawancandi
-Candy Man

Jerry West
-Mr. Clutch

Bob Cousy

Oscar Robinson
-The Big O

Nate Archibald

Dennis Rodman
-The Worm

Gary Payton
-The Glove

Ervin Johnson

Yao Ming

-Charles Barkely
-Sir Charles


Hakeem Olajuwon
-The Dream
Eric Snow
Andre Iguodala
Amare Stoudemire
Karl Malone
-The Mailman
Scottie Pippen
Steve Francis
-The Franchise
Dwight Howard
Chris Webber
Vince Carter
-Half Man Half A Season

Could go on but this gets boring


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
Alright guys be serious first off yes I know that Carmelo it's melo but still that's still like saying innitials. Also Kobe's nickname is not Mr 81.


Kobe is just Kobe. If you say this name anyway in the Stats, people will recognize it, no doubt.

Phil Jackson
-Zen Master

Vince Carter
-Dunk Machine
-Human Highlight reel
-Human Highlight reel 2
-Vince Quitter
-1/2 man 1/2 competitive
-1/4 boy 3/4 soft

Steve Francis
-Stevey Franchise

Ben Wallace
-Big Ben

Ben Gordon
-Air Gordon


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
I said no innitials, dont you read the topic buddy, we all know everyone has a nickname if you use their initials, but I said not to use.

Also Amare Stoudamire- Man Child