The Best/Worst Name Changes in Sports History

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The Best/Worst Name Changes in Sports History
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"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet." — Juliet

That may be true, William Shakespeare, but not always so when it comes to athletes.  Chad Ochocinco is raising the question with his possible second name change.

Whether it was to fulfill religious or marketing motives—or something different altogether—name changes have defined careers for better or for worse and are always followed by opinion.

Here are some of the best and worst name changes in sports history.

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