The 10 Best Nicknames in Sports, Ranked

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Are you wondering what the best nicknames in sports of all-time are? Let's talk about it!

Sports heroes are a special type of pop culture icon. Often, fans and media use nicknames to describe and address their favorite players.

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In some instances, the moniker outgrows the athletes' actual name, and they are forever remembered by it. There is nothing more exciting than when a new player ascends into the next level of their sport and has an epic nickname to pair with it.

Here are my picks for the 10 best nicknames in sports of all-time.

1. 'Magic' Johnson

2. 'Babe' Ruth

3. 'Dr. J'

4. 'Broadway' Joe Namath

5. Michael 'Air' Jordan

6. William 'The Fridge' Perry

7. 'Pistol' Pete Maravich

8. George 'The Iceman' Gervin

9. 'Sugar' Ray Robinson

10. 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson

Is there a name we missed on our best nicknames in sports list? Shoot us a message on Twitter @137pm and let us know!

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