The Ultimate List: Positive and Negative NBA Nicknames

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The Beard. The King. The “Nutcracker.” NBA stars aren’t just known by their real names, most of them have more than one nickname that just about sums up their personality on the basketball court. Every player has fans and haters, so some nicknames may be more negative than others. Here is a list of some of those nicknames, some being already known and others we made up ourselves:

Draymond Green

Positive: Green Machine

Negative: Nutcracker

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Chris Paul

Positive: King Of Assists

Negative: CP0

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DeAndre Jordan

Positive: DJ The Giant

Negative: No-Shot DeAndre

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Steph Curry

Positive: Chef Curry

Negative: Choke-Curry

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LeBron James

Positive: King James

Negative: LeFlop

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James Harden

Positive: The Beard

Negative: No D Har_en

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DeMarcus Cousins

Positive: Boogie Cousins

Negative: The Tech God/DeMarcus CURSEins

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John Wall

Positive: The Flash

Negative: John Brickwall

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Rajon Rondo

Positive: The Captain

Negative: The Headache

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Dwight Howard

Positive: Superman

Negative: Dwight Coward

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Derrick Rose

Positive: The Windy Assassin

Negative: Glass-Man

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Kyrie Irving

Positive: Uncle Drew

Negative: Mr. Flat-Earth

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Tony Allen

Positive: The Grindfather

Negative: No-Point Tony

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Negative: Cupcake

Positive: The Slim-Reaper

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Russell Westbrook

Positive: Beastbrook

Negative: Westbrick

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