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Top 10 Coolest Names In Sports

Joaquin Phoenix isn't the only person who has a unique name. We found 10 athletes who have some pretty creative 'rents. While some of these athletes are not All-Star players, they sure have All-Star names. Take a look at who has the coolest names in the world of sports!

#10. Best Sports Names - Deuce McAllister

Deuce McAllister's name sort of sounds like it could be a character in a Bond movie. That, or an Austin Powers movie! This running back for the New Orleans Saints got his nickname from his high school coach.

#9. Best Sports Names - Mia Hamm

The name just has a good sound it, doesn't it? This womens soccer legend is married to Boston Red Sox star Nomar Garciaparra, who also happens to have a pretty cool name himself.

#8. Best Sports Names - Pokey Reese

This former MLB outfielder got his nickname "Pokey" (because he was chubby) from his grandmother at a very young age. Pokey Reese spent eight years in the Majors from 1997 to 2005.

#7. Best Sports Names - Majestic Mapp

Majestic Mapp was indeed basketball royalty as he ruled the basketball courts of New York City as a high schooler. He went on to star at the University of Virginia (1999-04), but injuries ended his promising NBA career. Apparently, cool names run in the Mapp family - Majestic also has a brother named Scientific Mapp.

#6. Best Sports Names - Milton Bradley

Anytime you have the same name as a toy company, it's automatically funny. But don’t tease this Oakland Athletics outfielder about his name - he's known to have a bit of a temper.

#5. Best Sports Names - Mookie Blaylock

Mookie Blaylocks’ name is so cool that Pearl Jam thought of naming their band after this former NBA All-Star. He played 13 seasons in the NBA (1990-02) on three different teams.

#4. Best Sports Names - Babe Ruth

One of the greatest sports figures of all time also happens to have a really catchy name. The "Babe" won four World Series Titles and is thrid on the all-time home run list at 714. He also has a candy bar named after him!

#3. Best Sports Names - Tiger Woods

Tiger, Tiger Woods, y’all! A great golf player, and an even greater name. At just over 30 years old, Tiger continues to dominate the golf world.

#2. Best Sports Names - World B. Free

How cool of a name is that? It sounds flashy, flamboyant and cool – three things that World was. He played 13 seasons in the NBA (1975-88) - his best year being the 1979-80 season, where he was named to the All-Star Team. His given name is Lloyd, but as a teen he was nicknamed “World” for the high-flying dunks he would do on the playgrounds of New York City.

#1. Best Sports Names - God Shammgod

You have a lot to live up to when your name is God. Unfortunately for God Shammgod, he fell a little short, as played only one season in the NBA (Washington Wizards, 1997-98). Regardless, I dare anyone to find a more unique name in sports, or in the world for that matter.

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