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20 Best Nicknames Among Active NBA Players 2016-17

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“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce 

We stayed away from shortening of names like “Melo” and “CP3” or initials like “KD” focusing simply on the best nicknames. But, at the same time – we might have included those in the other notable nicknames if the player was considered.

Check our list of the Best 20 Nicknames Among Active NBA Players

20. Anthony Davis "The Unibrow"

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19. Jamal Crawford "J Crossover"

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18. Victor Oladipo "Mr. 540"

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17. Nik Stauskas "Sauce Castillo"

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16. Nick Young "Swaggy P"

Photo By  Robert Casillas / Daily Breeze

Photo By Robert Casillas / Daily Breeze

15. Giannis Antetokounmpo "Greek Freak"

Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

14. Marcin Gortat "The Polish Hammer"

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13. Rudy Gobert "The Stifle Tower"

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12. Tyler Hansbrough "Psycho T"

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11. Chris Andersen "Birdman"

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10. Jameer Nelson "Mighty Mouse"

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9. Joe Johnson "Iso Joe"

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8. Dwyane Wade "Flash"

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7. DeMarcus Cousins "Boogie"

Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

6. LeBron James "The King"

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5. Stephen Curry "Chef Curry"

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4. Kyrie Irving "Uncle Drew"

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3. Vince Carter "Vinsanity"

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2. Kenneth Faried "Manimal"

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1. Paul Pierce "The Truth"

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