These are (pretty much) all the nicknames in NBA history

These are (pretty much) all the nicknames in NBA history

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These are (pretty much) all the nicknames in NBA history

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Courtesy of the indispensable Basketball Reference, HoopsHype readers and our own efforts, we have put together a super long list of NBA nicknames throughout league history.

If you think there’s any nickname missing from NBA players past or present, please contact us at hoopshype@hoopshype.com.

Here’s what we have in alphabetical order:

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A.D. (Adrian Dantley)
A.I. (Allen Iverson)
Ace (Ariel Maughan, Leo Gottlieb)
Ack-Ack (Tom Heinsohn)
Action (Demetrius Jackson, Mark Jackson, Phil Jackson)
AD (Anthony Davis)
Agent Block (Hassan Whiteside)
Agent Zero (Gilbert Arenas)
AI2 (Andre Iguodala)
Air Canada (Vince Carter)
Air Congo (Serge Ibaka)
Air France (Mickael Pietrus)
Air Gordon (Eric Gordon)
Air Jordan (Michael Jordan)
Airplane (Dennis Johnson)
Airplane Mode Jones (Derrick Jones Jr.)
Ajax (Bob Kauffman, Buck Williams)
AK-47 (Andrei Kirilenko)
Al (Alfred McGuire)
Alaskan Assassin (Trajan Langdon)
Alek (Aleksandar Radojevic)
Alex (Boo Ellis)
Alfred (Alfredrick Hughes)
Alien (Toni Kukoc)
All-World (World B. Free)
Alphabet (Alaa Abdelnaby)
Andrew (Ashraf Amaya)
Andy (Andrew Anderson)
Angles (Ken Menke)
Ankletaker (Kyrie Irving)
Aquaman (Steven Adams)
Arch (Ryan Arcidiacono)
Art (Arthur Becker)
Asesino (Chuck Aleksinas)
Aussie Shaq (Nathan Jawai)

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