What makes a nickname truly great is when it becomes synonymous with a persona. In the sports arena, this is especially true because a nickname describes the admirable qualities that a player brings to the game day-in and day-out. When Earvin Johnson hit the court, ‘Magic’ became the man who is dishing out assists and putting the Lakers on his back and no name embodied Michael Jordan better than ‘Air Jordan’ when he rose to the rim to jam on his next victim. TheGrio team has compiled our favorite NBA nicknames in honor of the NBA finals. Did your favorite player make the list? Let us know what you think below.
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