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"The Nigerian Nightmare" - Christian Okoye

"Hammerin'" Hank Aaron

"The Round Mound of Rebound" - Charles Barkley

John "Diesel" Riggins

"Sweetness" - Walter Payton

William "The Refrigerator" Perry

Ed "Too Tall" Jones

"The Minister of Defense" - Reggie White

"The Galloping Ghost" - Red Grange

Steve "Forever" Young

Andre "Bad Moon" Rison

Jack "The Assassin" Tatum

Dick "Night Train" Lane

"The Wizard of Ahs" - Ozzie Smith

David "Skywalker" Thompson

Fred "Crime Dog" McGriff

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson

George "The Iceman" Gervin

"Pistol" Pete Maravich

"Mean" Joe Greene

Deion "Prime Time" Sanders

"Dr. J"

Gary "The Glove" Payton

Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon

Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch

...and in honor of Discrim's birthday

"He Hate Me" - Rod Smart

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Here are some good ones not mentioned

"The Messiah" Mark Messier

"Super Pest" Essa Tikkanen

"Godzilla" Hideki Matsui

Dave "Kong" Kingman

"Dr. K." Dwight Gooden

"The Georgia Peach" Ty Cobb

"The Bid Unit" Randy Johnson

"Le Grande Orange" Rusty Staub

Mark "Super" Duper

"Mean Joe Greene"

"Broadway Joe" Namath

Walt "Clyde"Frasier

"The Human Highlight Reel" Dominique Wilkins

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I always liked the nickname I gave to Mike Modano which never caught on....

"Cool Mo-D"

Another one I came up with that noone used was Steve Thomas - "Stevie T" or "St. Thomas"

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1. Charlie 'King Kong" Keller

2. Camille "The Eel" Henry

3. Clint "Hondo Hurricane" Hartung

4. Walter "Big Train" Johnson

5. "Cool Papa" Bell

6. Kenny "The Snake" Stabler

7. Bruno "Living Legend" Sammartino

On a lighter note, I recently saw a full page in USA Today, it had a picture of Ray Nitschke, and it said "Didn't have a nickname....didn't need one." :wink2:

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I made a couple up for the Rams hard to pronounce Hawaiian players. I think I've seen them used before, but I'm not sure others haven't thought of them...

Brandon Manumaleuna - Big M

Pisa Tinoisamoa - PisaTino, PT, Cruiser, PT Cruiser, or his real nickname: Hawaii 50 (he's number 50)

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Bill Juzda "The Honest Brakeman"

Lorran Thibeault "Larry Half-n-Half"

Alfie Pike "The Embalmer"

Bert Corbeau "Pig Iron"

Gord Pettinger "Gosh"

John Ross Roach "Little Napoleon"

Carson Cooper "Shovel-Shot"

Doug Young "The Gleichen Cowboy"

Rene Boileau "Rainy Drinkwater"

Joe Daley "The Holy Goalie"

(All ex-NHLers)

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"The Answer" - Allen Iverson

"K-Mart" - Kenyan Martin

"The Truth" - Paul Pierce

"The Franchise" or "Stevey Franchise"- Steve Francis

"Starbury" - Stephon Marbury

"Bittersweet" - Jamal Crawford

"J-Rich" - Jason Richardson

"The Matrix" - Shawn Marion

"C-Webb" - Chris Webber

"The Kid" - Kevin Garnett

"He Hate Me" - Rod Smart

"King James" - Lebron James

"'Melo" - Carmelo Anthony

"Air Canada or "Vinsanity" - Vince Carter

"Magic" - Earvin Johnson

"Larry Legend" - Larry Bird

"Pistol" - Pete Maravich

"The Admiral" - David Robinson

and my two personal favorites of all time --

"T-Mac" - Tracy McGrady

"MJ" - Michael Jordan

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