Athlete name changes

12 JAN 1995: J.R. HENDERSON OF UCLA IN ACTION DURING THEIR 75-57 WIN OVER THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AT THE PAULEY PAVILLION IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/ALLSPORT

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Some athletes have changed their names because of religion, some just had a nickname that stuck with them, and others just do whatever they want and we can’t explain why. Here are some of the notable name changes and aliases in the world of sports.

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