Nicknames are much more prevalent in the NBA than other sports. Not to say there isn’t good nicknames in other sports, but the NBA has been the leader in this department for quite some time. It seems as soon as a great player touches the hardwood, it becomes just a matter of time before a nickname is coined for him. A great nickname stands by a player, and adds to his mystique. Often times these players gain nicknames when they’re young hoopsters playing pickup ball at the park. Whether it be at the legendary New York City playgrounds and parks, the backyards of the midwest, or the sunny black top courts of California, one thing basketball has in common everywhere, is the nickname. 283 days
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