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Best Sports Nicknames

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Many athlets are known by their nicknames. We'll see here the most famous ones.

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Michael "Air" Jordan Report Abuse
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Mike Tyson - "Iron Mike" Report Abuse
Mike Tyson is one of the best heavyweight boxers ever. He won his first title when he was only 20. His powerful punch got his “Iron Mike” nickname.
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"Sugar Ray" Leonard Report Abuse
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"The Miracle on Ice," Al Michaels call in Olympic hockey Report Abuse
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"Hands of Stone," Roberto Duran Report Abuse
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Tiger Woods Report Abuse
Eldrick Woods is the best paid athlete in the world. He is a professional golf player. His nickname was given by his father in honor of a Soldier who fought in Vietnam with him.
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“Magic” Johnson Report Abuse
Earvin Johnson got this nickname even before his career started. His colleagues called him Magic when he played basketball in high school.
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"Shoeless" Joe Jackson Report Abuse
Joseph Jefferson Jackson was an American baseball player. He got his nickname playing once without shoes, because of many blisters on his feet.
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"The Thrilla in Manila," Ali-Frazier boxing match Report Abuse
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"Phi Slamma Jamma," University of Houston men's basketball team 1982-84 Report Abuse
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"The Immaculate Reception," Pittsburgh Steeler's pass play 1972 Report Abuse
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Wayne Gretzky - "The Great One" Report Abuse
Wayne Gretzky was the most famous ice hockey player and probably the best player ever.
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The Cincinnati "Big Red" Machine Report Abuse
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Craig "Ironhead" Heywood Report Abuse
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"Purple People Eaters," Minnesota Vikings defensive line 1970s Report Abuse
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Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch Report Abuse
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"The Splendid Splinter," Ted Williams Report Abuse
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"Sweetness," Walter Payton Report Abuse
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"Steel Curtain," Pittsburgh Steeler's defense Report Abuse
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"Charlie Hustle," Pete Rose Report Abuse
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