List of nicknames used in basketball

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This is a list of nicknames in the sport of basketball. Most are related to professional basketball, although a few notable nicknames from the U.S. college game are included.

Players[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

C[edit]

D[edit]

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

I[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

N[edit]

  • Steve Nash – "Captain Canada", "Hair Canada", "Nashty", "Mr. 50 40 90", " The Magician"[102] "Floor General" "Stevie Wonder"
  • Fred Neal – "Curly"[8]
  • Jameer Nelson – "Mighty Mouse",[103] "Crib Midget"[103]
  • Dirk Nowitzki - "Mr. 30,000", "The Dunking Deutschman", "Tall Baller From The G", "Ghostface Drillah", "Dirty", "Swish41", "German Jesus", "The German Racecar", "Bavarian Bomber", "Dirk Diggler", "The Berlin Tall", "German Wunderkind", "Dirk Savage", "The Germinator", "The Big German"
  • Jusuf Nurkić - "The Bosnian Beast"

O[edit]

P[edit]

R[edit]

S[edit]

T[edit]

V[edit]

W[edit]

Y[edit]

  • Yao Ming – "Ming Dynasty", "Chairman Yao",[54] "Shaquie Chan",[54] "The China Man", "Great Wall of China", "Beast from the Far East"
  • Nick Young – "Swaggy P" ,[141] "Uncle P", "Bean Burrito"

Z[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Teams[edit]

College[edit]

Professional[edit]

During the 2004–05 season, the Pacers got involved with one of the largest fan-player incidents in the history of American sports, known as Pacers–Pistons brawl, a.k.a. Malice at the Palace

Cleveland Cavaliers - The Veterans (Deron Williams,Kyle Korver,Richard Jefferson,Channing Frye,LeBron James,James Jones,J.R Smith)

International[edit]

Locations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  183. ^ New Hornets Jerseys on Sale at Cable Box
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