The 100 Best Nicknames in Sports History

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The 100 Best Nicknames in Sports History
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Is the art of the nickname dead?

With the popularity of nicknames that incorporate initials or the shortening of an athlete's name (see A-Rod, D-Wade, etc.), it would seem that some of the creativity has been sucked out of the catchy renaming of our favorite athletes.

A truly memorable nickname should be three things: It should be original, it should become synonymous with the athlete to the point that the nickname itself is iconic and it should reflect the personality, style or abilities of the player in a clever way.

These are the 100 best nicknames in sports history.

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