Can You Guess The Nicknames Of These NBA Superstars?

Can You Guess The Nicknames Of These NBA Superstars?
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The Dream. Big Aristotle. The Human Highlight Film. Greek Freak.

The NBA is home to some of the most creative athlete nicknames of any sport on the planet. They are featured on posters, shoe commercials, and ads for everything from Gatorade to GoDaddy. Some classic NBA nicknames easily rank as the best in sports history, but how many can you name?

In this quiz, we'll give you the player and challenge you to choose the correct nickname. Spoiler alert: the four aliases we mentioned above are NOT in the quiz, but belong (respectively) to Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Dominique Wilkins, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Good luck!

Paul Pierce What is Paul Pierce's nickname?
The Process
The Truth
“The Truth” moniker was given to Paul Pierce by Shaquille O’neal after he torched the Lakers for 42 points.
PP
The Stopper

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Isiah Thomas What is Isiah Thomas's nickname?
I.T.
Mr. Thomas
The King
Zeke
Thomas has several nicknames, including "Zeke," Pee Wee," and "Mr. Wonderful."

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Tim Duncan What is Tim Duncan's nickname?
Duncan Donuts
The Mailman
The Big Fundamental
Duncan wasn't flashy, but had some of the most solid fundamental skills in the game. His classic bank shot jumper was a prime example.
The Big Ticket

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Allen Iverson What is Allen Iverson's nickname?
The Answer
Iverson's nickname dated back to his high school days, where he was routinely the answer to whatever questions were asked of his team.
King of Philly
The Request
The Truth

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George Gervin What is George Gervin's nickname?
Frosty
The Snowman
The Postman
The Iceman
Gervin was nicknamed "Iceman" for his cool demeanor on the court.

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Larry Bird What is Larry Bird's nickname?
Birdman
The Dream
Larry Legend
Bird was known primarily as “Larry Legend,"" along with “The Great White Hope."
The Pearl

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Jason Williams What is Jason William's nickname?
White Chocolate
Williams was given the nickname ""White Chocolate"" due to his flashy style of play.
The Professor
Handles
Smooth Chocolate

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Gary Payton What is Gary Payton's nickname?
The Coat
The Truth
The Mitten
The Glove
Payton was given the nickname “The Glove” for incredible defense and ability to tally steals!

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LeBron James What is LeBron James' nickname?
The Prince
The Jester
The King
LeBron James was dubbed “The King” in high school after shattering numerous state records. It's also a play on "King James."
Bronny

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David Robinson What is David Robinson's nickname?
The Chosen One
The Admiral
Robinson served two years in the Navy before the NBA, so he was given “The Admiral” nickname.
The Iceman
The Reignman

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Bryant Reeves What is Bryant Reeves' nickname?
The Big Man
Big Man On Campus
Big Texas
Big Country
Big Country is right. Reeves was a 7'0", 275 pound rancher from Arkansas. Enough said

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Kobe Bryant What is Kobe Bryant's nickname?
Black Snake
Black Mamba
"The Mamba can strike with 99% accuracy at maximum speed, in rapid succession. That’s the kind of precision I want to have." - Kobe
Jellybean
Mr. 81

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Shawn Marion What is Shawn Marion's nickname?
Neo
SM31
The Flash
The Matrix
Marion was nicknamed “The Matrix” after his above-human capabilities started to resemble Neo from the sci-fi film series.

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Glen Davis What is Glen Davis' nickname?
Big Daddy
Mini Shaq
Big Baby
Due to Davis’ big size as a child, he often had to play with older kids. He also whined to the refs a lot, thus the “Big Baby” moniker.
Killer

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Rafer_Alston What is Rafer Alston's nickname?
AND1
Skip to my Lou
Alston was named ‘Skip to my Lou’ after one of his famous moves he performed at Rucker Park and in AND1 Mixtapes.
Mixtape
Blender

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Kevin Garnett What is Kevin Garnett's nickname?
The Big Ticket
Garnett was named “The Big Ticket” because he was able to fill an arena despite the Timberwolves being at the bottom of the standings.
The Big T
Train
Tricycle

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Ray Allen What is Ray Allen's nickname?
3pt King
Jesus Shuttlesworth
Ray Allen starred in the film 'He Got Game,' where he played high school star Jesus Shuttlesworth. A nickname was born.
Ray Ray
He Got Game

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Pete Maravich What is Pete Maravich's nickname?
Gun
Shotgun
Pistol
The legendary point guard often shot the ball from his side, which is the origin of his “Pistol Pete” nickname.
Handgun

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Kevin Durant What is Kevin Durant's nickname?
Cupcake
Serpent
Mac and Cheese
KD
Kevin Durant has many nicknames - “KD” is simply his initials. He also goes by “Durantula” and “Slim Reaper.” Or "snake" from his haters.

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Julius Erving What is Julius Erving's nickname?
Dr. J
As a kid, Erving was coined the doctor after he would slice through the defense and operate on his opponents. Thus, Dr. J.
Z-Bo
The Black Panther
The Slammer

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Dwyane Wade What is Dwyane Wade's nickname?
French Freak
Flash
After Shaquille O'Neal joined the Miami Heat, “Superman” decided his sidekick needed a nickname and called him “Flash.”
Captain America
D The Great

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Muggsy Bogues What is Tyrone Bogues's nickname?
Handles
T-Time
Buggsy
Muggsy
Bogues got the nickname “Muggsy” for being smaller than his opponents, which gave him an advantage at stealing the ball.

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Penny Hardaway What is Anfernee Hardaway's nickname?
Run TMC
Quarter
Penny
Hardaway’s grandma called him Pretty, but in the countryside, that comes out as "Pweddy." People just took it from there.
G-Money

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Steph Curry What is Steph Curry's nickname?
SC30
Baby Faced Assassin
He was given the nickname “Baby Faced Assassin" because he was the kindest, cutest kid but could turn into an explosive basketball threat.
Mr. Under Armour
Cookin Curry

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Robert Horry What is Robert Horry's nickname?
Big Shot Bob
Horry earned the name “Big Shot Bob” after draining multiple shots in clutch scenarios, en route to seven championships.
The Big H
The Chief
Ace

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Michael Jordan What is Michael Jordan's nickname?
Dr. J
Space Jam
Magic
Air Jordan
Jordan was given the “Air Jordan” nickname for his association with the Nike brand, as well his gravity defying dunking ability.

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Earl Monroe What is Earl Monroe's nickname?
The Pearl
He earned his nickname ""Earl The Pearl"" on the streets of Philly.
The G.O.A.T
Moose
Mailman

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Vince Carter What is Vince Carter's nickname
Dunkasaurus
Air Canada
Vinsanity's (another good name) early years with the Raptors provided numerous highlight reel dunks, prompting the "Air Canada" nickname.
Captain Canada
The Dino

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Jerry West What is Jerry West's nickname?
Hound
Stackhouse
Westwood
The Logo
Jerry West was a well-known and respected player in the NBA. His silhouette is currently the NBA logo.

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Karl Malone What is Karl Malone's nickname?
The Mailman
Malone earned the nickname “The Mailman” because he always delivered.
The Postman
The Iceman
Chairman of the Boards

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