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