The art of the nickname has vanished in the past decade. Team nicknames almost never catch on and players nicknames often just include a players initials or their name abbreviated (See: KG, T-Mac, D-Wade, A-Rod, LT, T.O., and the list goes on and on).
What's in a great nickname?
Originality and relevance.
I don't know if sports writers and people in general were more creative back then, but eras of the past definitely can boast the most memorable nicknames of all-time.
Here are the top 50 coolest team names in sports history.