The NBA has too many nicknames to count so let’s add some new ones—or at least bring back some old ones.
There have been so many iconic monikers since the inception of pro basketball, but those monikers too frequently go unused once the player carrying that nickname leaves the game. Where's the fun in that?
Really, we're in a nickname famine. There's been a drought of clever nicknames, even though there are so many current players who have some sort of epithet today. That means it's time to dig into the archives and find some old-time nicknames that might work for some present NBA players.
Air Jordan wasn't under consideration. Neither was Magic or Larry Legend. Those nicknames are too iconic to see anyone else wear them.
So don't worry, Brandon Knight. DeAndre Jordan is still not Air Jordan. Larry Sanders isn't Larry Legend. LeBron James isn't Magic.
But there are some current NBA players who do fit nicely into certain historical nicknames. Here are some of them: