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NBA Basketball Nicknames Quiz #2

Based on a nickname, guess the real names of these current and former basketball players.
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Last updated: November 18, 2018
First submittedOctober 21, 2011
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Nickname
Player
Dr. J
Julius Erving
Magic
Earvin Johnson
Air
Michael Jordan
Clyde the Glide
Clyde Drexler
The Slim Reaper
Kevin Durant
The Big Aristotle
Shaquille O'Neal
The Hick from French Lick
Larry Bird
The Big Dipper
Wilt Chamberlain
Penny
Anfernee Hardaway
Sheed
Rasheed Wallace
CP3
Chris Paul
The Reignman
Shawn Kemp
Nickname
Player
Jesus Shuttlesworth
Ray Allen
Vinsanity
Vince Carter
Pistol Pete
Pete Maravich
Kryptonate
Nate Robinson
The Round Mound of Rebound
Charles Barkley
The Dunking Dutchman
Rik Smits
Flash
Dwyane Wade
Zo
Alonzo Mourning
Zeke
Isiah Thomas
Uncle Drew
Kyrie Irving
The Claw
Kawhi Leonard
Brodie
Russell Westbrook
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level 77
May 1, 2014
I'm always very bad at sports quizzes but I was disappointed that a few that I actually knew didn't show up here. Like Karl "the Mailman" Malone, or Jason Williams aka White Chocolate.
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level 43
May 1, 2014
As well as George "Iceman" Gervin
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level 77
May 1, 2014
Maybe they were on #1, just realized this was a sequel, but how could you have a #1 version of this quiz and not have Jordan, Dr. J, Magic etc?
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level 39
May 1, 2014
they call him "slim reaper?"
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level 39
May 1, 2014
That's what he started calling himself...about two weeks ago.
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level 49
May 1, 2014
Well, it caught on in Feb, but he hates it. Wanted "The Servant" instead. I'll stick with KD.
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level 30
May 4, 2014
He's has many nicknames over the past years. I don't usually like Jalen Rose's nicknames for players, but he calls him Iceberg Slim, which I don't hate at all. There's also Durantula, The Servant and others.
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level 69
May 1, 2014
I seem to remember that Jerry West was "Zeke (from Cabin Creek)".
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level 77
Jul 14, 2017
Yep.
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level 43
May 3, 2014
The White Mamba (Brian Scalabrine) Durantula (Kevin Durant), the Black Mamba (Kobe), CP3
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level 23
May 6, 2014
It's actually "Rik Smits" not "Rick Smits" there is no C in his first name. I almost got it wrong as a result.
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level ∞
May 7, 2014
Fixed! BTW, you only need to type the last name.
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level 25
Nov 15, 2015
I can't believe The King isn't one of these
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level 43
Jun 5, 2016
Ya what about Lebron
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level 66
May 26, 2017
Man, what ABOUT LeBron?
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level 86
Apr 6, 2018
Lonzo Ball should be an acceptable answer for Zo
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level 80
Nov 17, 2018
No.
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level 8
Apr 16, 2018
How 'bout the snake, KD
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level 8
Apr 17, 2018
Also, what about Linsanity, Jermey Lin
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level 26
May 9, 2018
Shawn Kemp's nickname was "Reignman" not "Rainman". Small mistake but just wanted to mention it.
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level ∞
May 10, 2018
Fixed, thanks.
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level 48
Jun 26, 2018
I kept thinking of Lonzo Ball as Zo
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level 69
Nov 17, 2018
"The Big O" would seem to be an appropriate addition.
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level 61
Nov 17, 2018
Walt Frazier was also known as "Clyde the Glide" or often just "Clyde"
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level 64
Nov 17, 2018
What about "Chocolate Thunder" Darryl Dawkings
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level 80
Nov 17, 2018
QM: It's spelled Shuttlesworth.
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2018
Fixed
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level 77
Nov 17, 2018
Maybe this is intentional, but when you type in "dr j" it gives you credit for the answer. Seemed like a bit of a giveaway. Not sure why I tried it but I was surprised that it worked.
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2018
This has been fixed
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level 26
Nov 19, 2018
Isn't Shaq The Diesel?
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level 58
Feb 8, 2019
Shaq had many nick-names, many self-ascribed, and The Big Aristotle is probably not in the Top 3 of those most associated with him, but many of them have "Shaq" in them and are thus less suitable for a quiz. "The Mailman", "The Glove", "The Worm", "The Admiral", "The Black Mamba", "The Black Hole", so many good options.
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level 45
Dec 16, 2018
How did you miss out on Karl "The Mailman" Malone, or Gary "The Glove" Payton I don't have a clue. Also Vince Carter original nickname was Air Canada