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Top 10 All-Time NBA Nicknames

There have been many fantastic nicknames given to players in the NBA. Some good, and some not so good. Here are my top 10 greatest NBA nicknames of all-time.

10.) "Pistol" Pete Maravich

Not only did "Pistol" Pete Maravich have a sharp name, but he also had a sharp game!

9.) Durantula - Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant's nickname was something new and exciting. I always have liked the Durantula!

8.) Wilt the Stilt - Wilt Chamberlain 

Along with his 100 points came his awesome nickname. One of the best to play the game.

7.) Clyde the Glide - Clyde Drexler

It's a bird! It's a plane! Nope, just Clyde! Another classic nickname.

6.) Black Mamba - Kobe Bryant

Kobe has been known as the Black Mamba for quite some time. Bryant lives up to his name as he has struck opponents with no mercy!

5.) The Glove - Gary Payton

Gary Payton was famously known for his defense. The Glove is a simple but powerful nickname!

4.) The Answer - Allen Iverson

The Answer. No explanation needed!

3.) The Mailman - Karl Malone

Special delivery! Something you probably didn't want to receive! Mailman Malone was a dominate player for Utah. Solid nickname.

2.) The Dream - Hakeem Olajuwon

Another great player during his time. Hakeem "The Dream".

1.) Magic - Earvin Johnson

Everybody called him "Magic" Johnson. You hardly ever heard Earvin Johnson. One of the greatest if not the greatest point guard of all time!

Now you are probably wondering where Dr. J and Air Jordan rank. Yes those are great nicknames and you could argue those for being on the top 10. This is just a list of my favorites! Comment or tweet me your top 10. My Twitter handle is @CoachAndTheKid