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Can you name the NBA Players by their Nickname?
Enter a player (last names acceptable) in the box below
Correctly named players will show up below
Click any empty Nickname or Player to answer for that location
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The Black Mamba
The Big Aristotle
The Big O
The Big Cactus
The Big E
The Big Ticket
The Chosen One
The Big Shamrock
Half Man, Half Amazing
Skip to My Lou
The Human Highlight Film
The Reign Man
The Pocket Rocket (and no, it's not Shawn Kemp)
The Boston Strangler
Great White Hope
The Dunking Dutchman
Half Man, Half a Season
The Round Mound of Rebound
The Little General
Hick from French Lick
The Kangaroo Kid
The Brazilian Blur
The Big Fundamental
The Serbian Sniper
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Guess the NBA Players by their Nickname Quiz
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Jun 3rd, 2011 at 22:12 GMT
Amare STOUDEMIRE* not stoudmire
Jun 3rd, 2011 at 22:27 GMT
fixed it. thanks.
Jun 3rd, 2011 at 23:18 GMT
There was also a Hot Rod Hundley and a Hot Rod Williams, both of whom were much more well known by that nickname than Rod Strickland, who I've never heard referred to as such
Jun 3rd, 2011 at 23:50 GMT
kenny smith - you have kenny smth
Jun 4th, 2011 at 00:37 GMT
@Ben Goldberg: hm. I may change that one. my main source was SLAM Magazine's 500 Best Ever mag, so blame them.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 00:38 GMT
@myphonesucks: well he is pretty well known, being on tv all the time on an Emmy winning program.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 00:55 GMT
I'm pretty sure @myphonesucks means that you have it spelled Kenny Smth as in the letter i is missing.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 02:06 GMT
Dwayne Washington was also known as the "Pearl" - although Earl is by far the most deserving of the nickname.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 02:51 GMT
@SNash_13: oh thanks. btw, Nash is my favorite player too (I'm assuming he's yours be your screen name).
Jun 4th, 2011 at 02:54 GMT
question for people who took the quiz: is the time enough? too much? too little? and
Jun 4th, 2011 at 05:06 GMT
I thought "great white hope" was Chris Mullin's nickname? And I don't think itd hurt to shave off a couple minutes!
Jun 4th, 2011 at 05:48 GMT
Kenny Walker was also very well known as "skywalker"
Jun 4th, 2011 at 08:54 GMT
Could Mark Madsen be used for "Mad Dog"?
Jun 4th, 2011 at 11:21 GMT
Kenny Smith or Kenny Smth, who cares? The real, original "The Jet" is Chet Walker!
Jun 4th, 2011 at 12:02 GMT
How about The Hick from French Lick? Junkyard Dog?..and my all time favorite , the Plastic Man.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 12:15 GMT
great suggestions. I'll make some updates. thanks.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 18:12 GMT
Its amazing how many nicknames Shaquille O'Neal has. I only got 32
Jun 4th, 2011 at 18:21 GMT
John Williams should also be acceptable for "Hot Rod". I thought it was awesome how you put so many Shaq names in, by the way. Very fitting tribute to his career.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 18:34 GMT
Shaq is definitely one of my all-time faves.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 18:42 GMT
Plastic Man should be Stacey Augmon, not Larry Bird.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 19:17 GMT
dwight howard is not superman, shaq is. Also, never ever refer to lebron as the chosen one.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 19:41 GMT
I have never heard Larry Bird called Plastic Man. It should be Stacey Augmon.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 19:54 GMT
surprised you have no Jordan on here, seeing as he IS the greatest of all time
Jun 4th, 2011 at 20:41 GMT
sorry, I just assumed Plastic Man was Bird. can't believe I did that. -Dwight goes by Superman now and I didn't figure calling him D-Ho would go over well on this site. -I didn't give him the nickname. it's tattooed on his back. -I didn't think MJ was that creative but I'll add it anyways. -as usual, thanks for the feedback.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 21:31 GMT
I was expecting 99.9% of the people to get MJ, not 4%
Jun 4th, 2011 at 22:07 GMT
@vikZ: I only added MJ about an hour and a half ago.
Jun 5th, 2011 at 00:13 GMT
you could add "hater" for pippen.. cuz thats what he should be known as from now on
Jun 5th, 2011 at 00:19 GMT
@runDTC52: maybe. that's a good one though.
Jun 5th, 2011 at 01:08 GMT
Greatest NBA nickname ever isn't on here: Joel Przybilla, the Vanilla Gorilla.
Jun 5th, 2011 at 01:12 GMT
@XYlophonetreeZ: WOW! never heard that one. I'll be sure to add that. awesome.
Jun 5th, 2011 at 01:34 GMT
Great quiz. Less time would be appropriate. Here are some additional nicknames.... "Hibachi" "Legend" "Mr. Big Shot" "Rip" "Durantula" "Grandmama" "The Polish Rifle" "The Serbian Sniper" "Il Mago" "Stevie Franchise" "Big Baby" "Jesus Shuttlesworth" "Hair Canada" "I-block-ya/Iblocka" "The Custodian" "Magic" "Buck" "The Big Fundamental" "Captain Jack" "Employee #8" "Apollo 33" "Big Z" "Captain Kirk" "The Machine" ... to name a few
Jun 5th, 2011 at 02:09 GMT
@lnelson89: wow, looks like I forgot some. I'll have to add some more. almost to 100.
Jun 5th, 2011 at 02:17 GMT
nice to see "the boston strangler" andrew toney on here. amazing how many of these players have nicknames...i knew a lot of them (57) but didnt even really think about it til i saw them all on one quiz.
Jun 5th, 2011 at 03:19 GMT
I loved "Half man-half a season" for Carter, that's hilarious and true.
Jun 5th, 2011 at 04:58 GMT
this quiz was too long and had too many nicknames. you should try and shorten it because i stopped around halfway through because i was bored
Jun 5th, 2011 at 15:52 GMT
this quiz needs George "The Bird" Yardley
Jun 7th, 2011 at 04:55 GMT
I'm REALLY shocked that only 3.9% know who "Magic" is. Only 28.7% know who "MJ" is?? Seriously?! Either a lot of these quiz takers are very young or they aren't that into the NBA.
Jun 7th, 2011 at 19:25 GMT
There are many "The Jet"(s) in the NBA. Chet "The Jet" Walker for example.
Jun 7th, 2011 at 19:29 GMT
@Ibarez: I added them after I published the quiz. that probably affected the stats.
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