Some of the best athletes of all time are remember to most by a name other than their own. Magic, Tiger, The Golden Bear, Primetime, Pistol Pete, The Refrigerator, and many other Hall of Famers will forever be known by these great nicknames.
It seems to me that the latest generation of athletes are without the iconic nicknames of the past. Some of today's best known nicknames are either self-given (The Black Mamba, The Big Aristotle) or frankly subpar (We really can't do any better than Superman for every dominant big man?). So I took it upon myself to find a few fitting nicknames for some of the greatest athletes of my generation. Feel free to leave a comment on your feelings about my picks, or if you have ideas of your own!