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The 100 Best Nicknames In Sports Today

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Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers moves the ball up court in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers moves the ball up court in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Birth names like Shaun White and Brian Wilson can only take a budding star so far before he requires a flipped script. There comes a time when birth certificates just won't cut it anymore.

Thankfully, the athletic realm has always been stocked with innovative minds who spend countless hours jotting down potential monikers for those athletes in need.

After scanning the collection of today's sportspeople with nicknames, we've compiled the 100 best.

Read the whole story at Bleacher Report

 
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