The 30 Funniest Names in Sports History

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The 30 Funniest Names in Sports History
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"What's in a name?" the old saying asks. In sports, names carry with them instant recognition and gravitas, familiar to millions through the use of a single word.

Kobe. Shaq. Tiger. LeBron. Brady. Manning. A-Rod. Every single Brazilian soccer player.

But names in sports are also memorable for an entirely different reason—unintentional hilarity. From crazy nicknames to tragic given names, sports have given humanity some of the funniest names possible.

So in that tradition, I have compiled 30 of the most humorous names ever found in the world of sports. Some you may have seen, and others you will not believe. As always, leave your favorites in the comments.

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