Sports Figures Who Should Change Their Names

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Sports Figures Who Should Change Their Names
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In light of the news that San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner is prepared to legally change his last name to "Hitner," I thought it be a good idea to see which other sports figures should consider a name change.

Why should they changes their names? For some, it's because of the unfortunate pairings of the first and last names. For others, their names are too difficult to spell—or even pronounce—correctly. And a few have names that make you think of something unrelated to sports.

Here are 25 people in sports who should follow Whitner, err...Hitner's lead and change their names.

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