Luuuc
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All-Time Best NBL Nicknames

The results are in:

Honourable Mentions...
Good: Rob 'The Magician' Rose, Ian ‘Moose’ Robilliard, Stephen ‘Sneaky’ Hoare, William ‘Butch’ Hayes, Kendal ‘Tiny’ Pinder, David ‘Radar’ Close, Stevie 'Wombat' Markovic, Tad ‘The Microwave’ Dufelmeier, Lucas ‘Waxy’ Walker, Robert 'Baseline Bandit' Sibley, Ricky 'Rainman' Jones
Really good: Dean ‘Man Mountain’ Uthoff, Wayne ‘Dog’ Larkins, Troy ‘Truck’ Pilon, Isaac ‘Ice’ Burton, Mark ‘Hogey’ Bradtke, Clarence ‘The Elevator’ Tyson


The Top Ten Nicknames in NBL History

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Yinka Dare  
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I think andrew Parkinson also was called the microwave

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Anonymous  
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Alabama Slamma

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Beatdog  
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Rick (the bunsen burner) Brunson

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swish  
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Mean Al Green
The Ice Man (Darryl Pearce)
Phil Smyth (The General)
The Black Pearl

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Anonymous  
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Al peekaboo Green

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Anonymous  
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Nick Starvin' Marvin

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UseTaHoop  
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THE Alabama Slamma

Only 1. Never to be repeated.

Pity we missed out on The Worm and his multiple psychoses

Not from basketball. From Rugger: Nobody
Because "nobody's perfect"


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UseTaHoop  
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Dan Dan The Mountain Man Clausen

Nicknames are better with "The" in front

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UseTaHoop  
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Who was The Grasshopper again?

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Anonymous  
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Nick "check an old media guide I swear it is true" Lackovic

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Dane Suttle  
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Peter "The Grasshoper" Walsh.

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Hogwash  
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Jermaine "Dolla" Beal

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Anonymous  
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OMG the Lako one is soooo true hahaha

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Very Old  
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so Glad the NBL has posted it up twice on the same page , presumably for the slow readers.

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Luuuc  
Last year

More likely to be for the fast readers ;)

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UseTaHoop  
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Or for those with Alzheimer's

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UseTaHoop  
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I only read the link to nbl site to verify their duplicity/ duplication

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Big Ads  
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I guess Mike "Swish" McKay was only used locally. I thought that was worth an honorable mention.

"Twin Air" was not bad either (Jason and Darren Smith). Worth of mention in prelude to the actual list.

Nicknames just don't seem to be dished out much these days and if they are they don't seem to stick.

Might be worth starting a thread on the topic- "Best nicknames for current NBL players"

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Anonymous  
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I thought twin air was one of the weakest nicknames around tbh

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UseTaHoop  
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"Cool hand" Karl Luke
(Some western movie/tv show I think)

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Anonymous  
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Radar.

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Yinka Dare  
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Reminds me of the days the cats had nicknames on the back of their singlets. Think they were limited to six letters. JC, watto, etc

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Anonymous  
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THe KIte

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DJ  
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Ricky The Amazing Grace
Scott The Fish Fisher
D Train Dwayne McClain

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Anonymous  
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My favorite, Ron "the rat" Ratliff

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Anonymous  
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And Ricky "Amazing" Grace

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Anonymous  
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Can someone assist with the origin of some of these nicknames?

For starters, why is Walker called "Waxy?"

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Anonymous  
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I dunno how Bear got in the top ten list. I always thought that was a pretty ordinary nick name. Dolla Beal is much cooler

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Yinka Dare  
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Surely Sharon showtime Glover takes the cake. The irony being he was terrible

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Anonymous  
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Daniel Son of Joyce or SoJ

Phil Voldemort Smyth

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paul  
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Cecil 'I got dunked on by Andrew Gaze' Exum.

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SIXERS VOICE  
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Mark "Chairman of the Boards" Davis
Darren "The Ninja" Ng
Paul "The Big Fella" Rees (might have only been at home games).
Cal "Black Pearl" Bruton (his name wasn't included earlier).
I believe Darryl "Iceman" Pearce had the nickname first.

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Anonymous  
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I dunno how Bear got in the top ten list. I always thought that was a pretty ordinary nick name.


You know it's because he looks like Yogi? Big arse!

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Anonymous  
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Ant man

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Anonymous  
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Pocket Rocket -Derek Rucker

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Anonymous  
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Why is Walker called Waxy?

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Anonymous  
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Cat Man Doo was a good one - Martin Cattalini

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Anonymous  
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Freddy "The Panther" Cofield was a good one.

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Anonymous  
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James "The Excitement Machine" Harvey
Shawn "The Scoring Machine" Redhage
Luke "The Tower of Power" Nevill
Damian "The Shadow" Martin
Matty "The Knightmare" Knight
Jesse "The Body" Wagstaff
Greg "The Mayor of Wanneroo" Hire
Kevin "De-Lisch" Lisch

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Anonymous  
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Drew "The Sniper" Williamson. I still remember the courtside announcer calling out "The Sniper!" as Williamson was lining up one of his trademark corner 3s.

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Anonymous  
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People are now rolling out the lamest nicknames.

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Craig Westhead  
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Surely Bennie The Professor Lewis rates right up with best of them

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