Bubba Sparxxx. Kirko Bangz. Urban Shocker.
Weird but true: one of the aforementioned names is a sports star, and the other two are awful C-list rappers.
I can’t explain it, but some of the most awesome names in sports sound like one-hit wonder emcees in the world of hip hop. They roll off the tongue like silk in the context of athletics, but if someone entered a freestyle competition with their name as an alias, the record table would skip and burst into flame.
Remember that guy who “started his own label” in college and now works at the HoJo? He was disappointed these athletes’ names were already taken.