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Rating every Nickname in the League (B.J)

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Rocketboi, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Rocketboi

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    http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2013/...ranking-every-nickname-in-the-nba/#more-50659

    All that in mind, here we go. Again, too many names to explain each, but will answer specific questions in the comments or on Twitter. (And yes, this will be my final name-related list. No middle names or wife names or derogatory Skip Bayless nicknames to follow.)

    81 Iggy (Andre Iguodala)
    80 Junkyard Dog (DeMarre Carroll)
    79 EJ (Eric Gordon)
    78 Big Al (Al Jefferson)
    77 Bogey (Andrew Bogut)
    76 McBob (Josh McRoberts)
    75 Superman (Dwight Howard)
    74 The Man From Sudan (Luol Deng)
    73 Boss (Ed Davis)
    72 CP3 (Chris Paul)
    71 Joker (Reggie Evans)
    70 Black Falcon (Harrison Barnes)
    69 Pooh (Derrick Rose)
    68 Il Mago (Andrea Bargnani)
    67 Super Mario (Mario Chalmers)
    66 Swish (J.R. Smith)
    65 Young Money (Brandon Jennings)
    64 Born Ready (Lance Stephenson)
    63 Batman (Danny Granger)
    62 Bassy (Sebastian Telfair)
    61 Novakaine (Steve Novak)
    60 Sarge (Bernard James)
    59 Serge Protector (Serge Ibaka)
    58 Sweet Lou (Lou Williams)
    57 The Dream (Hasheem Thabeet)
    56 JerBear (Jerry Stackhouse)
    55 Candyman (Lamar Odom)
    54 Chuck Wagon (Chuck Hayes)
    53 Big Ticket (Kevin Garnett)
    52 Captain Kirk (Kirk Hinrich)
    51 Mini-LeBron (Eric Bledsoe)
    50 Dragon (Goran Dragic)
    49 Human Pogo Stick (Jeremy Evans)
    48 Flight (James White)
    47 Sideshow Andy (Anderson Varejao)
    46 The Beard (James Harden)
    45 Big Turkey (Enes Kanter)
    44 Big German (Dirk Nowitzki)
    43 Captain Jack (Stephen Jackson)
    42 B-Easy (Michael Beasley)
    41 Fresh Prince (Luc Richard Mbah a Moute)
    40 Linsanity (Jeremy Lin)
    39 Mel Mel the Abuser (Jamaal Tinsley)
    38 Red Rocket (Matt Bonner)
    37 Roddy Buckets (Rodrigue Beaubois)
    36 Durantula (Kevin Durant)
    35 Boobie (Daniel Gibson)
    34 J-Smoove (Josh Smith)
    33 Jet (Jason Terry)
    32 Juice (OJ Mayo)
    31 Air France (Mickael Pietrus)
    30 Boogie (DeMarcus Cousins)
    29 Mr. 500 (Lavoy Allen)
    28 Michael Jordan of Turkey (Hedo Turkoglu)
    27 Chandler Bang (Chandler Parsons)
    26 King James (LeBron James)
    25 Pierre (JaVale McGee)
    24 Vanilla Gorilla (Joel Przybilla)
    23 The Rooster (Danilo Gallinari)
    22 STAT (Amar’e Stoudemire)
    21 Black Mamba (Kobe Bryant)
    20 Brazilian Blur (Leandro Barbosa)
    19 Polish Hammer (Marcin Gortat)
    18 Rip (Richard Hamilton)
    17 Unibrow (Anthony Davis)
    16 Big Fundamental (Tim Duncan)
    15 Jesus Shuttlesworth (Ray Allen)
    14 Crash (Gerald Wallace)
    13 Mr. Big Shot (Chauncey Billups)
    12 Psycho T (Tyler Hansbrough)
    11 The Villain (Evan Turner)
    10 Half-Man, Half-Amazing (Vince Carter)
    9 Birdman (Chris Andersen)
    8 Z-Bo (Zach Randolph)
    7 Manimal (Kenneth Faried)
    6 The Matrix (Shawn Marion)
    5 Swaggy P (Nick Young)
    4 AK-47 (Andrei Kirilenko)
    3 Big Baby (Glen Davis)
    2 Tuff Juice (Caron Butler)
    1 The Truth (Paul Pierce)
     
  2. J Sizzle

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    The best nickname has been, is, and always will be Joel "The Vanilla Gorilla" Pryzbilla and this is simply undebatable.
     
  3. BleedRocketsRed

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    Where is Pat Pat?

    Who calls Thabust The Dream??
     
  4. Orange

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    Did you just call thabust the dream?????? Please ban this man
     
  5. RedDynasty

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    This x100000. This is fact. If you deny it, I will curse your family for generations.
     
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    Hahahaha Pierre. Javale McGee is such an idiot...

    Also wtf hasheem the dream thabeet? Unacceptable
     
  7. BleedRocketsRed

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    Pat Pat and Black Pat were robbed
     
  8. ch0c0b0fr34k

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    Really....Stopped reading and 1 star at Thabeet.
     
  9. J.R.

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    Lame list.

    Players with previously used nicknames(Superman, The Dream, etc.) move to the bottom.
    Players whose nicknames are their initials &/or number(CP3, AK47) move to the bottom.
    Players with self-appointed names move to the bottom.

    EJ? Bogey? McBob? Boss? Young Money? Born Ready? JerBear? Mini-LeBron? Linsanity? Michael Jordan of Turkey? Swaggy P? Tuff Juice? :eek:

    Big Turkey? Big German? I guess Motiejunas is Big Lithuania. :rolleyes: Who is Big USA?
     
  10. Patterned919

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    AK47 is one of the better nicknames. Not like CP3 at all. CP3 is literally just his initials and jersey number.
     
  11. rocketsfeeva

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    Hasheem "The Dream" Thabeet? :confused:
    Durantula has been a favorite of mine recently
     
  12. VBG

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    The Truth is a good number 1. My favorite nickname in the NBA.
     
  13. Ziggy

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    Two of those nicknames belong to Mario Elie.
     
  14. Jugdish

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    I'd have to go with Two Sandwiches.
     
  15. MourningWood

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    What about Kevin "The Big Ticket" Garnett?
     
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    AK47 is one of the best nicknames I have seen. The fact that he is Russian, combined with his initials and jersey number matches up with the most famous Russian weapon of all time.... That's pretty neat.
     
  17. VBG

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    I don't understand why Z-Bo is so high.

    I honestly think JET should be higher.
     
  18. The Situation

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    Anyone who gives themselves a nickname should be banned from this list




    Am lo
     
  19. The Situation

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    Fixed
     
  20. Ricksmith

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    Lame. Was hoping for Top 10 to include the Bi-Racial Facial (Blake Griffin), Ghostface 'Billa (Joel Pryzbilla), and Black Pat (Patrick Beverly).

    Chandler Bang, the Chuckwagon and Air France should be higher.

    Edit-Maybe I made it up, but I thought Dirk was The Germanator (The Terminator)?
     

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