06/07/2012 08:19 am ET

The 100 Best Nicknames In Sports Today

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.

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