NBA Player Nicknames

Nicknames for Current NBA Players

If you know of any nicknames I missed, leave a comment at the bottom and I will update the list. Thanks!

A
Sharef Abdur-Rahim – Reef
Aaron Afflalo – Afflalo Creed
LaMarcus Aldridge – L-Train, LMA
Ray Allen – Jesus, RayRay, Sugar
Rafer Alston – Skip to My Lou
Chris Anderson – The Birdman
Carmelo Anthony – Melo
Gilbert Arenas – Agent Zero, Hibachi, Gil, Nacho, Agent Arenas, The Black President
Hilton Armstrong – Hungry Hungry Hilton
Carlos Arroyo – Carlitos
Ron Artest – RonRon, TruWarrior, The Straitjacket
Kelenna Azubuike – Buike (Booky)

B
Leandro Barbosa – Leandrinho, The Brazilian Bomber, LB, the Blur, Brazilian Blur
Jose Juan Barea – JJ
Andrea Bargnani – Il Mago
Brent Barry – Bones
Brandon Bass – B Bass, The Animal
Maceo Baston – Wide Mouth
Tony Battie – Batman
Shane Battier – Alien Nation
Michael Beasley – Beastley, B-Easy, Easy Mo Be
Marco Belinelli – Beli
Mike Bibby – Bib
Andris Biedrins – Dre, Beans
Chauncey Billups – Mr. Big Shot
Steve Blake – Los
Andray Blatche – Bulletproof, Cabbage Blatche, Ziploc
Mark Blount – Big Basic
Matt Bonner – The Red Rocket
Andrew Bogut – Bogey, Bogues, The Bogey Man
Carlos Boozer – Booze
Chris Bosh – CB4
Elton Brand – EB, E-Beasie
Corey Brewer – The Drunken Dribbler, C-B, C-Brew
Ronnie Brewer – Brewdog
Aaron Brooks – AB
Kobe Bryant – The Black Mamba, KB-24, Kob-Me, Lord of the Rings
Caron Butler – Tough Juice, Caronimo, CB3
Rasual Butler – Sual Bop
Andrew Bynum – Socks, The A-Train, Bynumite

C
Jose Calderon – The Ocho, Ocho Special
Marcus Camby – The Cambyman
Brian Cardinal – The Janitor, The Custodian
Matt Carroll – The Hammer
Sam Cassell – Sam I Am
Vince Carter – Vinsanity, Half-man Half-amazing, VC, Air Canada
Mario Chalmers – Super Mario, Superintendent, Super Nintendo
Josh Childress – J-Chill
Nick Collison – Border Collie
Mike Conley – Money Mike
Daequan Cook – The Chef
Austin Croshere – Cro, the Crusher

D
Samuel Dalembert – The Haitian Sensation, D-Bert
Erick Dampier – Damp
Marquis Daniels – Quis
Baron Davis – B-Diddy, Boom Dizzle, B-Dazzled, Too Easy, The Baron
Glen Davis – Big Baby
Ricky Davis – Get Buckets, Grits N Gravy, Slick Rick, Ricky Buckets
Luol Deng – The Man from Sudan
Boris Diaw – 3D
Yakhouba Diawara – Kooba
Desagana Diop – Gana
Juan Dixon – Da Juan
Keyon Dooling – KD
Chris Douglass-Roberts – Buckets, CDR
Jared Dudley – Studley, Junkyard Dog
Chris Duhon – Du
Tim Duncan – The Big Fundamental, Timmay, Groundhog Day
Mike Dunleavy – The Natural
Kevin Durant – KD, K-Dog, K-Smoove, The Second Coming, The Durantula

E
Monta Ellis – The Mississippi Bullet, Big Bucks
Francisco Elson – Geico
Reggie Evans – The Collector, The Joker

F
Jordan Farmar – J-Farm
Raymond Felton – Felts
Michael Finley – Fin
Derek Fisher – Fish, D-Fish
TJ Ford – The Little Engine, Texas Tornado
Adonal Foyle – The Cobra
Steve Francis – Stevie Franchise
Channing Frye – Buffet of Goodness

G
Dan Gadzuric – The Flying Dutchman, Big Dan, Gadzooks
Danilo Gailinari – Il Gallo (The Rooster)
Francisco Garcia – Latin Assassin, Frank
Jorge Garbajosa – Garbo
Kevin Garnett – The Big Ticket, The Kid, KG
Marc Gasol – Tanketa
Pau Gasol – The Meal Ticket, Picasso, PG, Spanish Fly
Daniel Gibson – Boobie
Manu Ginobili – Gino, El Contusion, Balki Bartokomous, Obi-Wan Ginobili
Drew Gooden – The Truth (*he claims this was his before Pierce), The Big Drizzle
Ben Gordon – Gentle Ben, Madison Square Gordon, Air Gordon
Eric Gordon – The Hobbit
Gerald Green – G-Money, Ice, High-5
Jeff Green – Green Monster, The Predator
Adrian Griffin – The Hawk
Danny Granger – Danny G

H
Richard Hamilton – Rip
Matt Harpring – The Bulldog
OThella Harrington – The Big O
Devin Harris – The Cheese Factor
Jason Hart – J-Hart
Udonis Haslem – U-D, Udominator
Spencer Hawes – Hee
Brendan Haywood – Baby Huey
Walter Herrmann – Fabio
Grant Hill – G-Money
Kirk Hinrich – Captain Kirk
Al Horford – The Dominican Stallion, Horf
Robert Horry – Big Shot Bob, Big Shot Rob
Eddie House – E-House, E-Money
Dwight Howard – D12, Thunder, Man Child, Thundercat, D-Bo, Superman
Josh Howard – J-Ho, Jo-How
Troy Hudson – T-Hud
Larry Hughes – Smooth
Kris Humpries – K-Hump, Humpty-Hump, Hump
Lindsey Hunter – The Hunter
Steven Hunter – The Postman

I
Andre Iguodala – AI 2.0, Iggy, Dolla Billz
Zydrunas Ilgauskus – Big Z, The Riddler, The Wall
Allen Iverson – AI, The Answer, Jewelz, Me Myself and Iverson, The Third Degree, Bubba Chuck
Royal Ivey – Cheese

J
Jarett Jack – JJ
Luke Jackson – Cool Hand Luke
Steven Jackson – Action, Captain Jack
Jerome James – Big Snacks
Lebron James – King James, Bron Bron, LBJ, The Chosen One, L-Train
Mike James – Pit Bull
Sarunas Jasikevicius – Jazzy Cabbages
Al Jefferson – Big Al, the Big Classic
Richard Jefferson – RJ
Yi Jianlian – The Chairman
Joe Johnson – Joe Cool, JJ
Damon Jones – The Specialist, DJ
Eddie Jones – EJ
Fred Jones – Indiana Jones

K
Chris Kaman – The Caveman, Shaggy, The Zombie, Crazy Clown
Jason Kapono – Jay-K
Jason Kidd – J-Kidd, Mr. Triple Double, Ason Kidd
Andrei Kirilenko – AK-47
Linas Kleiza – The Menace, TV-L
Kyle Korver – K2, K-Squared
Nenad Krstic – Curly, Ballistic Krstic

L
Acie Law – Captain Clutch
Courtney Lee – Spiderman
David Lee – Da White Howard
Rashard Lewis – Young Fella, Sweet Lew
Kevin Love – K-Love

M
Mark Madsen – The Mad Dog
Jamal Magloire – The Big Cat
Stephon Marbury – Starbury
Shawn Marion – The Matrix
Kenyon Martin – K-Mart, Bad Ass Yellow Boy, Sir Dunks-A-Lot
Kevin Martin – Kid N Play, K-Mart, K-Money
Donyell Marshall – D-Marsh, Yell
Desmond Mason- The Cowboy, D-Mase
Jason Maxiell – J-Max, Mad Max
OJ Mayo – Grocery List
Lus Richard M’bah a Moute – The Prince
Antonio McDyess – Dice
Tracy McGrady – T-Mac
Jeff McInnis – McNasty, J-Mac, The Maestro
Darius Miles – D-Miles, The Punisher
Darko Milicic – Donny Darko, The Human Victory Cigar
Andre Miller – The Penguin
Yao Ming – The Dynasty, The Wall, The Great Wall, Shaqie Chan
Cuttino Mobley – Cat
Nazr Mohammed – The Prophet
Jamario Moon – The Screwdriver, Super Jamario, Apollo 33
Adam Morrison – Stache, Pornstache, Mo, Ammo
Alonzo Mourning – Zo
Ronald Murray – Flip
Dikembe Mutombo – Mt Mutombo, Cookie Monster, Deke

N
Bostjan Nachbar – Boki
Eduardo Najera – The Flying Mexican
Steve Nash – Nashty, Hair Canada, Captain Canada
Juan Carlos Navarro – La Bomba
Jameer Nelson – Lightning
Rasho Nesterovic – ShoSho
Joakim Noah – Dr. No, The Noble One
Andres Nocioni – Chapu, Noch, The Glue Factory
Dirk Nowitzki – Diggler, Batman, Irk

O
Fabricio Oberto – Fabio
Lamar Odom – The Goods, Odominator
Emeka Okafor – EO-50, Blackula, Oak Tree
Mehmet Okur – Memo, Money Man
Patrick O’Bryant— Notorious P.O.B.
Jermaine O’Neal – JO
Shaquille O’Neal – Shaq, The Diesel, Shaq-Fu, Big Aristotle, Wilt Chamberneezy, Officer Shaq, Big Daddy, The Big Baryshnikov, Dr. Shaq, The Big Cactus
Travis Outlaw – Trout

P
Anthony Parker – AP
Tony Parker – TP, Mr. Longoria
Ruben Patterson – The Kobe Stopper, The Nanny Stopper
Chris Paul – CP3
Oleksiy Pecherov – The White Hole
Kendrick Perkins – Perk, Swamp Thang
Morris Peterson – Mo-Pete, MP3
Paul Pierce – The Truth, P-Sqaured
Mickael Pietrus – MP2, Air France
Eric Piatkowski – The Polish Rifle
James Posey – The X-Factor, Po-Po
Tayshaun Prince – Prince of The Palace, Tay
Joel Pryzbilla – The Vanilla Gorilla, Ghostface

R
Vladimir Radmanovic – Radman
Zach Randolph – Z-Bo
Michael Redd – Redd Hot, Silky, Max
JJ Reddick – The Poet
Luke Ridnour – Frodo, The Mop, Cool Hand Luke, Lucky Luke
Jason Richardson – J-Rich
Quentin Richardson – Q-Rich
Nate Robinson – Nate The Great, Krypto-Nate
Sergio Rodriguez – Spanish Chocolate
Derrick Rose – D-Rose, Pooh
Malik Rose – Shaq of The NAC
Quinton Ross – Q-Ross
Brandon Roy – The Natural, The Golden Boy, B-Roy, The Blade
Kareem Rush – K-Rush

S
John Salmons – Buck
Brian Scalabrine – Veal, Scal, The Ginger Ninja
Mouhamed Sene – Flavor Flav
Bobby Simmons – Chinese Food
Craig Smith – Cookie, Cookie Monster, Jax, The Rhino
Josh Smith – J-Smoove
J.R. Smith – The Prodigy
Eric Snow – E-Snow, The Snowman
Darius Songalia – Gypsy Number 9
Jerry Stackhouse – Stack
DeShawn Stevenson – The Lock Smith, Poppa Smurf
Amare Stoudamire – Stat
Rodney Stuckey – RS3, Hot Rod
Robert Swift – Big Redhead
Stromile Swift – Stro
Wally Szczerbiak – Wally World

T
Sebastian Telfair – Bassy, Seabass, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Seba
Jason Terry – JT, The Jet
Eton Thomas – Uncle Eton
Kenny Thomas – K9
Kurt Thomas – Dirty
Tim Thomas – T-Tom
Tyrus Thomas – Free Money, TNT, T-Time
Alando Tucker – Doe
Hedo Turkoglu – Glu, Turk, Turkey Glue

V
Anderson Varejao – Wild Thing, Sideshow Bob
Charlie Villanueva – Skillanueva, CV, CV3, C-Elite, Big Smooth
Sasha Vujacic – The Machine

W
Dwyane Wade – D-Wade, Flash, Pookie
Antoine Walker – ‘Toine, Employee #8, A & W
Ben Wallace – Big Ben, Beast from The East, The Body
Gerald Wallace – G-Force, Crash
Rasheed Wallace – Sheed, Roscoe
Luke Walton – Little Wheats
Hakim Warrick – Hak, Helicopter
Martell Webster – The Definition
Bonzi Wells – The Bonz
David West – D-West, The X-Factor, DX
Delonte West – Red, Redz, Donuts
Aaron Williams – A-Train
Deron Williams – D-Will, Kingpin, Slick, D-Nasty
Jason Williams – J-Dub, J-Will, White Chocolate
Mo Williams – The Hitman
Shelden Williams – The Landlord
Julian Wright – Ju-Ju, Raptor

Y
Nick Young – Bean Burrito, The City

For nicknames by team, click on one of the links below:
Part I (Atlantic Division)
Part II (Central Division)
Part III (Southeast Division)
Part IV (Pacific Division)
Part V (Southwest Division)
Part VI (Northwest Division)

309 Responses

  1. Brandon Bass: The Animal

    “Hornets.com: Your teammates call you “The Animal.” Where did that come from?
    Bass: Coach came up with that name. I guess because I’m so aggressive down low… People always have nicknames that they made up for themselves, but it’s better to have someone else call you a nickname. It’s a great nickname too; it’s great to be called an animal in the NBA.”

  2. Nick Young: The City, Nickm Cannon
    Oleksiy Pecherov: The White Hole

  3. Actually, Hedo is Turkoglu’s nick, his first name is Hidayet. Since that is very hard to pronounce in English I guess his nick became like his name.

  4. Mehmet Okur: “Money Man”
    Deron Williams: “Slick,” “D-Nasty”

  5. Awesome work. I was in fact, looking for nicknames this very morning. I came across a strange one that I don’t know if it’s true because I’ve never heard it. Andres Nocioni: The Big Glue Factory.

  6. Thanks guys, I updated the names.

    Re pembici: I didn’t include nicknames that everyone assumes are someone’s first name (Turkoglu, Smush Parker, Speedy Claxton, Peja, etc.)

  7. Kevin Durant – Kid Delicious

  8. You misspelled “piece of trash” next to Carlos Boozer’s name

  9. Varejao: Sideshow Bob

    And for some reason, I couldn’t stop laughing at “Shaqie Chan”.

  10. Dalembert is Canadian, not Haitian

  11. Reggie Evans was known as the Joker in Denver

  12. Ben Wallace: The Body

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  14. Ron Artest – The Straitjacket

  15. Sammy Dalembert IS actually Haitian.

    His nicknames also include: Sammy, Slammin Sammy D, Bert, D-Bert, Slammin Sammy

  16. Andre Iguodala actually hates being called Iggy.

  17. Ben Wallace – Big Ben, Beast from The East, White Chocolate
    Isn’t White Chocolate JWill?

    Plus,
    Dirk – Dirty, Uberman
    Nash – Nasty
    Finley – Fin, Filthy

  18. I think that Pierce has another nick: P-Double!

  19. “Ben Wallace – Big Ben, Beast from The East, White Chocolate
    Isn’t White Chocolate JWill?”

    Yeah, it must have got messed up when I was putting this together. Ben Wallace is definitely not “White Chocolate” : )

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  22. Travis Outlaw’s new nickname is Mr. Fourth Quarter.

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  24. Rodney Stuckey – Fiddy. I mean he looks so much like 50 cent

  25. Two more for your list…

    Kevin Durant: The Durantula
    Rashard Lewis: The Quiet Man

  26. tell me Nick Young: Not old Nick, isnt SICK

  27. I hear they’re calling Chris Kaman “White Howard” these days.

  28. I think you’re thinking of David Lee aka Da White Howard

  29. For Lebron–how about LeBreezy. That’s what he called on the street

  30. Primoz Brezec: Slovenian Butterfly

    That’s what some Charlotte fans referred to him as while he was there.

  31. Where’s some love for my main man, Caron Butler? A.K.A CB3 or Tough Juice.

    Oleksiey Pecherov is also called “Greasy”

  32. Oh yeah and Darius Songalia is called “Gypsy Number 9″

    I read that here:

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2008/01/pecherovs_brozer_from_anozer_m.html

  33. “Manu” is actually a nickname too, the dude’s name is Emanuel Ginobili. Sort of akin to “Shaq” for Shaquille O’Neal.

  34. leandro barbosa is also called “the brazilian blur”

  35. Nash – Captain Canada, The Nash Rambler, Nashy,

  36. Andrew Bogut: “the bogey man”

    we actualy call him that

  37. Manu Ginobili – Obi-Wan Ginobili

  38. The best is Chris Anderson- The Birdman!!

  39. TD for Tim Duncan, Dre for Andre Iguodala, The Glove for Gary Payton and Irk for Dirk Nowitzki. I think u missed those ones

  40. Some Rucker earned names:
    Kobe Bryant: Lord of the Rings
    Steve Francis: The Answer [yeah they called him this]
    Stephon Marbury: The Franchise [^^]
    Jamaal Tinsley: Mel Mel the Abuser

    Damn there’s some more, I’ll have to get back on that.

    In SLAM they called Josh Howard: Jurassic 5

  41. Come on, Smush is Grim Reaper, probably top ten in the NBA right now. Too bad you can’t say the same about his game!

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  43. Kevin Martin … Speed Racer
    Dwayne Wade … Wade County
    Al Harrington … Baby Al
    Jameer Nelson … Meer Meer
    Juan Carlos Navarro … JC

  44. john aka little, bittle, bittles, bobby hill, hitndajz

  45. also john balls, i will arrest you

  46. Vladimir Radmanovic – Vlade – Vlad Rad

  47. Sasha Vujacic – The Machine, Shasha Vucavich

  48. I heard Bill Walton call Sasha Vujacic pronuncing it Shasha Vukavich…not sure if that’s a nickname though.

    Also:

    ry- feek, foota

  49. Bruce Bowens – Bruise Bones
    Vince Carter – Wince Harder, Half-Man, Half-Season
    Dirk – Irk…no D
    Chris Kaman – HulKamania
    Lebron James – Lebronze, The Global Icon
    Quentin Richardson – Q-Tip
    Nate Robinson – Nasty Nate
    Sam Cassell – E.T., Gollum
    Jason Kidd – Wife-beater
    Dwyane Wade – D-Whistle
    Bonzi Wells – Super BonBon
    Ronaldo Balkman – Osama Bin Ballin’

  50. I remember hearing that Jorge Garbajosa was called ‘The Porn Player’ in Europe :S

  51. Greg Oden – Bill Russel’s Father

  52. michael redd is also the left handed asassin

  53. barbossa- the blur

  54. Thank you!! This is great.

    Under LeBron you might want to include

    L-Train

    That’s what Austin Carr calls him.

  55. Dalembert – Dally
    Ben Gordon – Notorious BG
    Haslem – Udon
    Eddie Jones – Mr. Jones
    Kyle Korver – Ashton
    Okafor – Mecca
    Jermaine O’neal – Babyface
    Morris Peterson – Mo-P
    Charlie Villanueva – Charlie V

  56. Ricky Davis – Young Buck
    Sasha V.- the Machine

  57. Monta ellis – Mont Teezy

  58. Troy Hudson – Ziggy

  59. V. Radmanvich – Space Cadet

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  61. jamario moon – moonshine
    and there are plenty more i cant remember right now

  62. jose calderon – the spanish fly

  63. Dwight Howard – The Centaur
    i dont know if that’s an official nickname, but thats what me and my friends call him and I think it’s great.

    Kyle Korver – Ashton Kutcher.
    I know it’s been beaten into the ground..but come on. that has to be there.

    he’s not officially retired so…
    Latrell Sprewell: The Breadwinner
    to feed his family of course..

  64. can’t believe you forgot:

    Juan Dixon – The Juan and Only

    and here’s a few more:

    Jamario Moon – Moonwalker
    Jameer Nelson – Jameeracle on 34th Street, Meer Meer
    Damon Stoudamire – Mighty Mouse

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  66. another 1 for brian scalabrine

    THE GINGER NINJA

  67. Ricky Davis-Ricky Buckets

  68. Dwight Howard – Superman (sorry Shaq)

  69. Tracy McGrady – Mizzle, T-Mizzle

  70. they call biedrins GOOSE

  71. Lebron James- Lebronathon

  72. Emanuel Ginobili is:
    emulator of MJ

  73. Sergio Rodriguez “The Magician”
    Aaron McKie “Blue”
    Vitaly Potapenko “Ukraine Train”
    Shaq “Kazaam”

  74. Greg Olden (Greg Oden)
    “Skip to my Lou” I think was Rafer Alston.
    Did you have Starbury? (Steph Marbury)

    Nice list anywho.

  75. LOL i read your list again.. you had Steph and Rafer on there…. my bad.

  76. Oh and also – someone please get my man Derrick Rose a name to. He’s gonna make a big splash for… hmm…. Seattle anyone?

  77. Baron Davis: BD
    Monta Ellis: The One Man Fast Break

    Excellent list btw.

  78. Garbajosa – The Garbage-Man
    Bosh – Boshasuarus
    Bowen – Bruce Lee Bowen
    Villanueva- No Brow
    Shane Battier- Class President
    Mutombo – Deke, Says No

  79. Davis – Bodygaurd

  80. don’t we have to add pookie for d-wade? he pretty much set himself up for it.

  81. Sasha Vujacic “The Machine”
    Brian Cook “Cookie”
    Javaris Crittenton “Crittentones”

  82. lamar odom – lamarvelous
    marco belinelli – beli

  83. i live in england and often watch the best sport off a spanish website that has been translated to english these are some of the top nicknames they always mention…

    david west = the best from the WEST!
    chris paul = cp3 c’paul
    kevin garnett = the black blocker KG
    monta ellis = big bucks

  84. Shaqie Chan…Man, that’s cooooooollll!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. kob-me is weak ….. fuckin fag! stop hating !

  86. Patrick O’Bryant— Notorious P.O.B.
    Al Harrington— TMNT Harrington
    Brandan Wright— Ears
    Jason Richardson— Jrich
    Mickael Pietrus— Air France
    Andris Biendrins— Beans
    Mike Dunleavy— Dun Dun
    Leandro Barbosa— Brazilian Blur
    Michael Olowakandi— Kandi Man

  87. Tony “Pretty” Parker
    Delonte West – Red Man

  88. Tony “Pretty” Parker
    Delonte West – Red Man
    Manu Ginobili – Manudona

  89. Steve Nash “sick nashty”

  90. Rashard Lewis “Raw Lew”

  91. Steve Nash “Canadian Bomber”

  92. Kobe Bryant “The Nightmare On L.A. Street”

  93. Hey, what about Chairman Yao? That’s a good one!

  94. Andre Iguodala is also called “Dala Billz” (some spell with an s)

  95. austin croshere – the crusher

  96. Carmelo Anthony AKA – DUI

  97. Steve Nash AKA- The Canadian Ladies Man

  98. Kobe Bryant – The Lord of the Rings

    Nickname was given to him at NYC’s Rucker Park by the MC Hannibal in the Summer of 2002

  99. who is the swat?

  100. Gilbert Arenas – Captain Quirk

  101. lebron james is also nicknamed as THE L-TRAIN… ty..

  102. vince carter is also nicknamed as THE INVINCEABLE…ty…

  103. al jefferson is also nicknamed as THE BIG CLASSIC

  104. kevin garnett is also nicknamed as THE FRANCHISE

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  106. Sasha Vujacic – The Machine

    Andrew Bynum – Bynumite!

    Jason Kidd – Captain Chick Slapper (lol)

    Shaq – Night Stalker (lol)

  107. What’s Tyson Chandler’s nickname??

    Can’t find it on this list…

  108. Haha, I see you’ve had a couple people mention that Leandro Barbosa is known as “The Brazilian Blur” simply as “The Blur”. Steve Nash is also sometimes referred to as “M V Steve”. Robin Lopez doesn’t really have a nickname, but people have been pushing for “RoLo” and “Sideshow Rob”.

  109. sasha vujacic – the machine

  110. jamario moon – SICK WIKED AND NASTY jk i made that up

    lebron – shitface
    tim duncan – idk
    many/raja- flopp!!!!

  111. Barbosa – Brazilian Blur
    Tony Parker- France Flash

  112. Dwight Howard is also called the Superman

  113. Dirk Nowitzki- Dirkty

    lmao, supposed to be Nashty and Dirkty (at the time in Dallas)
    ..get it, nasty and dirty?

  114. Lebron James in 2004, Le’Bronze’ ..haha

  115. Tyron Lue = The Answer Machine (for D-ing up Iverson in the 2001 finals)

  116. Dikembe mutombo is also called the cookie monster

  117. Linas Kleiza – sexy boy

  118. Matt Bonner-The Penetration

  119. Joel Pryzbilla nickname, dating back to his time at the University of Minnesota, is “The Vanilla Gorilla”

    While in Portland, his nicknames have included:
    “Joel Dolla-Dolla-Billa”,
    “Przybila the Thrilla”,
    ” Joel Daddy”,
    “White Kong”,
    “Joel Zilla”,
    “Ghostface Przybilla,”
    and most notably “Przydent.”

  120. Some Bucks nicknames to add:

    Luke Ridnour: Crazy Luke
    Michael Redd: Fans are referring to him as “Max” after his contract.
    Luc Richard Mbah a Moute: The Prince; LR-MaM
    Charlie Villanueva: Charlie V
    Charlie Bell: Charlie B
    Joe Alexander: Potsie
    Ramon Sessions: Sesh
    Dan Gadzuric: Gadzooks

  121. Jamal Crawford:”The Invention”, “Raw Crawssover”
    Dee Brown: “The One Man Fast Break”
    Ricky Davis: “Bucketz”
    Derrick Rose: “Pooh”
    Bobby Jacskon: “Bo Jax”
    Joe Johnson: “The Silent Assassin”
    Dajuan Wagner: “Wag”

  122. Joe Alexander – “Vanilla Sky”

  123. -Pau Gasol= Pow!!!!
    -The connection Rudy Fernandez-Sergio Rodriguez= The Spanish Connection, The Spanish Armada.

    These are the literal translation of some of the nicknames we have in Spain for some NBA players:

    Kevin Garnett: The Shadow, The Mask
    Allen Iverson: Licence to shoot.
    Shaquille O’neall= Twister O’neall
    Tony Parker: oh la la!

  124. Knick’s Gallinari’s nickname is “Il Gallo” (the rooster)

  125. carlos boozer: booze bus
    dirk nowitzki: dirkus malurkus
    robert swift: rocky dennis

  126. lebron-L-train
    tony parker- le blur
    barbosa-the brazilian blur

  127. Here’s one that I think you missed and one of the best in the game nickname:

    Dirk Nowitzki – Dirk Diggler

  128. Oh yeah and Sasha Vujacic is also know as “The Machine” LOL.

  129. Rudy Fernandez (Is a nickname already, since his real name is Rodolfo) I have heard called (by announcers) “The Assassin” and “The Spinning Dagger.”

  130. We need a better nick name for Deron Williams and in Utah Paul Milsap is sometimes called window wiper and i used to think that they called Shaquille oneal shaq-attack but im not really sure

  131. Is Michael Beasly caleed B-easy? and Nate robisnon is Krypto-nate now becuase of the 2009 dunk contest.

  132. Wicked blog – the guys commenting here are full of it! I’ll be keeping up with your posts :)

  133. you should called tyson chandler the rim snachter

  134. you should called rudy gay the memphis gyser

  135. leandro barbosa- the brazilian blur

  136. Hi there,
    How would I find out who “STUFF” was? I have a pair of Celtics sneakers with “STUFF” printed on the heal, and can’t figure out WHO the hell it is??? Can you help?
    THANKS!!
    Rebecca :-)

  137. PS… they’re old, and also came with a pair of McHale’s…

    :-) Rebecca

  138. ben gordon. the microwave

  139. How can you forget Dwight Howard is call Superman

    and Michael Beasley is called B-easy and Buckets

  140. Dirk Nowitzki: The Dirkus

  141. Shaquille O’Neal- The Big Shaqtus

  142. Jose Juan Barea- The Freakin’ Puerto Rican

  143. James Posey- The PoPo

  144. Jason Kidd- The Comeback Kidd

  145. Jason Kidd- The Sundance Kidd

  146. Andre Iguodala- The Other AI

  147. Jason Terry- The Terry-Rizer

  148. Gerald Green- Hops

  149. Amar’e Stoudemire- That’s Amar’e!

  150. Ben Gordon- “The Assassin”

  151. Dirk Nowitzki:
    – Dirkules
    – German Wunderkind
    – ‘irk (That means: No defense, so a “D” is not necessary…)

  152. Amare Stoudemire – Air Force One

    Clear for liftoff.

  153. Amare Stoudemire – Hellboy

  154. Derrick Rose- Poohdini

  155. JJ Redick is NOT “The Poet”
    James Posey – “Big Game James”
    Dwight Howard – “Superman”
    Nate Robinson – “Krypto-Nate”
    Courtney Lee – “Spiderman”
    Hakim Warrick – “The Dream”
    Ray Allen is “Jesus Shuttlesworth”, not “Jesus”
    Shelden Williams – “The Landlord”
    Josh McRoberts – “The Value Meal”

  156. Joe Johnson- The Silent Assassin

  157. Zydrunas Ilgaukas- Z
    Lebron- Flight number 23
    Delonte West-Red
    Mo Williams- The Hitman, Mo

  158. Joe Smith- Joe Beast

  159. You forgot Shelden Williams “The Landlord”.He got the nickname when he played at Duke.

  160. Danny Granger = Granger Danger

  161. Devin Harris “The Cheese Factor” – he played at Wisconsin
    Omeka Okafor “The Oak Tree”
    Brandon Roy “Captain Clutch”

  162. Anthony “No Neck” Carter

  163. Chris Douglas-Roberts – “Buckets”, “CDR”
    Every memphis fan called him this because of his awkward scoring techniques

    Derick Rose – “D-rose”

    The list is awesome though!!!

  164. I just updated this for the first time in over a year – adding nicknames for some rookies and others. Keep the comments coming! I will try to update this again soon.

    – Chris

  165. wrong spelling of paul pierce’s nickname… P-Squared

  166. Devin “Blur” Harris… Devin “Daredevil” Harris

  167. Hedo Turkoglu – The Michael Jordan Of Turkey

  168. Nice List!

    Here’s a few you’ve missed:

    Jameer Nelson = Mighty Mouse
    OJ Mayo = Juice
    Derrick Rose = D-Lightning
    Mickael Pietrus = The French Jordan
    JR Smith = JR Swish
    Delonte West = The Prince of Thieves
    Kobe Bryant = K8 (back when he was sporting #8)

  169. Al Horford- The Godfather
    (That was his nickname in college)
    Dee Brown- The One Man Fastbreak

  170. Odom nickname is Candymen and Stuckey is Young 50 and Curtis Jackson jr.

  171. You forgot me! I am the polish hammer!

  172. devin harris- the blur

  173. Hedo Turkoglu – Michael Jordan of Turkey
    Lamar Odom – Candyman (Loves the candy)

  174. One more Ben Wallace is Ben Wallets for ripping off the Bulls!

  175. Oh and Corey Maggette is known as “Bad Porn” because with him there’s scoring and penetration but do you really like what you’re seeing.

  176. Kobe Bryant – The Doberman.
    Rashard Lewis – Quiet Man, Ice, Rod, Shard, Raw Lew, Lew, RL.
    Shaquille O’Neal – Shaqovic, The Big Witness, The Shaqtus, The Big Diesel, Shaqalier…and more. You’re missing a lot of his, man.
    Vince Carter – Vintage Vinsanity.
    Vladimir Radmanovic – Vlad Rad.

  177. Oh, also,
    Andre Iguodala – Dre Dala.
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas – Z.
    Mo Williams – Mo Money.
    Steve Francis – Franchise.
    LaMarcus Aldridge – LA.
    Aaron Brooks – Speedy.

  178. Travis Outlaw – Catfish

  179. The Black Mamba KB-24 Kob-Me Lord Of The Rings.

    ‘Nuff Said

  180. Chris Bosh – CB4
    Elton Brand – EB, E-Beasie
    Corey Brewer – The Drunken Dribbler, C-B, C-Brew
    Ronnie Brewer – Brewdog
    Aaron Brooks – AB
    Kobe Bryant – The Black Mamba, KB-24, Kob-Me, Lord of the Rings
    Caron Butler – Tough Juice, Caronimo, CB3
    Rasual Butler – Sual Bop
    Andrew Bynum – Socks, The A-Train, Bynumite

  181. Chris Paul-Master PG

  182. Kobe Bryant-Mr.Fade away

  183. LeBron James-Mr. Clutch Shooter

  184. kobe bryant-mr.clutch free throw

  185. baaahahaha this site is straight comedy! Props to the creator!!!

    PS. Im adding it to my favorites just to read the comments.

  186. oh yah, vladimir radmanovic was being called “Air Radmanovic” over in his homeland. Heard it during a game swear to God!

  187. nowadays dwight howard calls vince carter “half man half retired”

  188. Pau Gasol – Gasoft
    Chris Bosh – Bosh “Man”

  189. pecherov is also known by few as stewie griffin

  190. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson
    Anthony Carter “Old Man River”

  191. Kobe Bryant The Master

  192. Another one:

    Mo Williams – Mogotti

  193. Might want to add a rookie to this list.

    Brandon Jennings aka….

    Mr. Excitement.

  194. Lamar odom : Lamarvellous
    Turkoglu : The Turkish

  195. Kobe Bryant – The Rapist

  196. Lamar Odom- candy man
    Shaq- big cactus

  197. Amare Stoudemire – Rim Rocker

  198. Dirk Nowitzky-referred as Dirkules and Dirkzilla
    And a big one Brandon Wright-the Bat

  199. marcin gortat- the white howard

  200. you forgot about michael jordan!!!!!come on!air jordan and his airness. mang!

  201. manu ginobili- the bat

  202. SLAM DUNK CONTEST SHANNON BROWN IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  203. ShowTime Shannon,TNT,Thunder

  204. TNT,Thunder

  205. David Lee- The Human Double-Double

  206. [...] Here’s a blog I came across who has nearly every single player’s nickname on there. Enjoy. [...]

  207. Kendrick Perkins- Oscar the Grouch
    Glen Davis- Booger (Since he doesn’t like “Big Baby”)
    Hedo Turkoglu- Turkey Burger
    Kobe- Hoe-be
    John Salmons- Keloid or Loid for short
    Rasheed Wallace- Just Blaze
    Kirk Hinrich- The Hobbit

  208. forgot d rose-poohdinie
    i heard about dwight howard sumthin like dwunkght howard
    will bynum-will the thrill and he’s actually bynumite not andrew
    tony parker-oh la la and mista longoria
    Jamal crawford-tha crawssover
    bobby jackson-bo jax
    you might wanna add these peace :D

  209. Al Horford – The Boss
    Tony Battie – Batman
    Leon Powe – The Show

  210. dURANT—durantula

  211. LBJ = the akron hammer

  212. I’m worried that the Pit bull wants a unique type of proprietor…these pet dogs, no matter how ‘adoring’ still have teeth, are nevertheless animals not having moral concepts and once they DO bite, won’t allow go. As in all animals…some tend to be a lot more suseptable to instinctual habits and time and time once again, this breed tends to do just that.

  213. Francisco Garcia is often called Cisco

  214. and how could i forget
    jason kidd- tha Wifebeater

  215. Steve Nash- Mr. Canada
    Baron Davis- The Bodyguard

  216. Danny Granger – Grange Rover
    Al Horford – The Boss, Da Boss, El Jefe

  217. Marcin Gortat- the Polish Hammer

  218. Ruben Patterson-The Pirahna
    Brandon Jennings-Young Buck, Young Money
    Carlos Delfino-Del3no

  219. kevin Garnett is the green machine

  220. [...] For a list of all great NBA nicknames, click HERE Posted in [...]

  221. I’m trying to get this moving.

    Goran “The Dragon” Dragic.

    It just makes sense. Post it. Let’s get it to him, he’ll like it.

  222. Glen Davis- Ticket Stub
    Rajon Rondo- Ragin Rondo, Green Goblin
    Gortat- Polish Hammer
    Derek Fisher- The Fish that saved LA
    Brandon Roy- The Roy Wonder

  223. Lebron- Monarch of Mid-Air

  224. Rudy Gay – Fag, Butt-pirate, The Big Brown Eye

  225. Paul Pierce nick name is also P-Dub as in P-Dubble.

  226. Mo Williams – Mo Gotti
    Lebron James – Lebronze
    Shaq – The Big Freeze
    Anderson Varejao – Andy
    Antawn Jamison – The Jump Shooter
    Jamario Moon – The Rising Moon
    Anthony Parker – AP

  227. Lance Stephenson – Born Ready

  228. Nene Hilario – Brazillian Beast
    Tim Duncan – Timmy D.

  229. Danny “Texas” Granger was what his nickname was listed as on 2k8.

  230. manu ginobili – king of ruddle dazzle !

  231. Paul Pierece – “Wheelchair”

  232. cj watson = the quiet storm

  233. g-force is very nice, i love all the characters in that animated movie *”*

  234. Jared Dudley (PHO)- Deadly Dudley

  235. Miami Heat – Heatles

  236. Tim Duncan – Slam Duncan
    Shaquille Oneal – The Big Shamrock
    Chris Bosh – Uno
    Carmelo Anthony – Melo-Drama
    Blake Griffin – High Griffinition

  237. Brandon Jennings – Young Money, BJ3, Young Buck
    Luc Richard Mbah a Moute – The Prince
    Larry Sanders – Colonel
    Carlos Delfino – Del3no
    Andrew Bogut – Thunder from Down Under
    Jon Brockman – Brockness Monster

  238. Kevin “Windex” Love.
    that man cleans the glass.
    pass it on

  239. here in phoenix we call Steve Nash MVSteve!

  240. Demarcus Cousins is also known as The Notorious D.M.C.

  241. Brandon Jennings- Young Buck

  242. Blake Griffin- High Griffinition

  243. Melo also the basketball Bully or Bully, Thats what they’ve been calling him on NBA t.v and ABC.

  244. One more for Lebron James: King Travel

  245. I really think that bloggers need to be useful, and you definitely are. Thanks for the very useful posts! Hope to see some updates soon!

  246. Josh Smith – The Game

  247. I am the biggest dirk fan and live in dallas and For dirk nowitzki the three that are there nobody uses. Please add ghostface drillah and the big german thats what you hear used the most

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  249. Dirk – The Germinator

  250. Patrick mills -Patty
    Yea go Australia

  251. Robin Lopez is Boy Wonder though we in phoenix az call him side show Bob

  252. Kenneth Faried is The Manimal

  253. Paul Pierce:Captain Clutch

  254. So may going with the first initail and then an abbreviation of the name. i.e. J-Rod . Get a little more creative?

  255. Vladmir Radminovic-Vlad Rad

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  257. Jamal Wilkes-Silk
    Darryl Griffith-Dr Dunkenstein
    George Gervin-The iceman
    Dan Issel-the horse
    Walter Davis-the greyhound
    a lot of names are missing like even common ones like wilt the stilt, magic and air jordan

    • larry legend bird
      darryl dawkins-chocolate thunder
      world b free-prince of the mid air
      lafayette lever-fat
      vinnie johnson-the microwave

  258. kenneth faried – The Manimal

  259. hahaha, this is a great list! :D

  260. Metta World Peace: The Artest Formerly Known as Ron

  261. Arron Afflalo – Double A

  262. David Leee – WCW, White CHris Webber

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  267. Gerald Green – The Green Machine.
    NJ Nets announcers would say “the green machine” every time he scored.

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  273. Derrick Rose-The shitty basketball player.

  274. Andrea Bargnani – Il Mago?? Lol never really knew that was his nickname. Half of these I feel have never existed. Anyone else feel like that?

  275. Kyle Korver – Hot Sauce
    Walt Bellamy – Bells
    Shaq – The Big Shamrock
    Billy Cunningham – Kangaroo Kid
    Dennis Rodman – The Worm, Rodzilla
    Michael Jordan – Air Jordan, Blackcat, MJ, Mike
    Jamal Craford – J-Crossover
    Pete Maravich – Pistol Pete
    Vinny Johnson – The Microwave
    George Gervin – Ice Man
    Omar Asik – Asik the Freak
    Jake Tsakalidis – The Human Milk Shake
    Dominique Wilkins – The Human Highlight Film, Human Highlight Reel, Nique
    Latrell Sprewell – The Landlord, Spree
    Toni Kukoc – The Waiter, Pink Panther, Croatian Sensation
    Dennis Scott – 3D
    Chuck Person – The Rifleman
    Mitch Richmond – The Rock
    Fred Hoiberg – The Mayor
    Hakeem Olajuwon – The Dream
    David Robinson – The Admiral, Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood
    Oscar Robertson – The Big O
    Elvin Hayes – Big E
    Larry Bird – Larry Legend, Hick from Frenchlick
    Jamal Tinsley – Monsters Inc.
    Kenny Smith – JET
    Charles Barkley – Sir Charles, Chuck, Round Mound of Rebound
    Corliss Williamson – Big Nasty
    Dan Majerle – Thunder Dan
    Robert Parish – The Chief
    Len Bias – The Man Child
    Derrik Rose – Pooh, Poohdinie
    Run TMC – Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Chris Mullin
    Lob City – 2010- present Clippers
    Clutch City – Houston Rockets 1994 and 1995 Champs
    Splash Brothers – Stephen Curry & Clay Thompson
    Twin Towers – Ralph Sampson & Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson & Tim Duncan
    Showtime – 1980’s LA Lakers
    Superman, Batman & Rodman – Jordan, Pippen & Rodman
    Greatest Team Ever – 72-10 1995-96 Chicago Bulls

    • Clyde Drexler -The Clyde
      Eddie Jones – Silent Assassin
      Walt Frazier – Clyde
      Daryl Dawkins – Chocolate Thunder
      Darrell Griffith – Dr. Dunkenstien
      Jason Williams – White Chocolate, eboy
      John Havlicek – Hondo
      Larry Johnson – Grandmama
      Joe Johnson – Iso Joe
      David Thompson – Skywalker
      Kenny Walker – Kenny Sky Walker
      Jerry West – The Logo, Mr. Clutch
      Gail Goodrich – Stumpy
      Elgin Baylor – the Man with 1000 Moves
      Isiah Thoms – Zeke
      Kevin Mchale – Slippery Eel
      Artis Gilmore – A-Train
      Allen Houston – H20
      Sam Perkins – Big Smooth
      James Worthy – Big Game James
      James White – Flight
      Nate Archibald – Tiny Nate
      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Cap
      Karl Malone – The Mailman
      Earl Monroe – The Pearl
      Wilt Chamberlain – Big Dipper, Stilt
      Michael Olawakandi – Candiman
      Mark Jackson – Action Jackson
      Harold Miner – Baby Jordan
      Marvin Barnes – Bad News
      Glen Robinson – Big Dog
      Earl Monroe – Black Jesus
      Cedric Maxwell – Cornbread

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  278. Jerry West
    The Logo

  279. Harrison Barnes – Black Falcon

  280. Nick Young- Swaggy P

  281. Nick Young – Swaggy P
    Jimmy Butler – Jimmy Buckets
    Serge Ibaka – Air Congo, Dr. Nasty, Serge Iblocka.
    Harrison Barnes – Black Falcon
    Anthony Davis – The Brow

  282. LeBron James” the Akron hammer”

  283. javale mcgee: tragic bronson

  284. The Dragon Goran Dragić
    Phoenix Suns

  285. The Dragon Goran Dragić
    Phoenix Suns

  286. Not an NBA star by a long shot, one of the worst nicknames I’ve heard is a local out of Atlanta: Dexter “Water” Johnson. Water Johnson just cracks me up every time. Dude even posted a webpage of himself proclaiming he’s the “best basketball player no one has ever heard of.” http://www.waterjohnson.com worth the ROFL.

  287. Kevin Durant- KD, Iceberg Slim, Slim Reaper, Durantala

  288. For Derrick rose you forgot to add the Windy City Assassin

  289. Kahwi leonard Is Now The Clow b’cause of his Huge hands!!!!

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  291. James Harden – The Beard

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