15 Strangest Names in Sports Right Now

By Frank Ewere

15 Strangest Names in Sports Right Now

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Many athletes across the world want to be known for their performances and not anything else. But several athletes have names that will make anyone either laugh or just be left wondering what their parents were thinking. Here are the 15 strangest names in sports right now.

15. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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15. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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When Clinton-Dix isn’t making plays on the football field, he is making people laugh with his name. Although he was born as Ha'Sean Treshon Clinton-Dix, his grandmother called him Ha Ha because his first name was often mispronounced. Clinton-Dix prefers to go by Ha Ha and many of his peers and coaches call him that as well.

14. Kristaps Porzingis

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14. Kristaps Porzingis

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Kristaps Porzingis sounds like the name of a European energy drink. But Porzingis hasn’t let that get in the way. He has given energy to the New York Knicks and revitalized the fanbase.

13. Barkevious Mingo

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13. Barkevious Mingo

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Barkevious Mingo is certainly an unusual name. His first name was created by his mother who added the first three letters of her first name (Barbara) to a name she liked (Kevious).

12. Richie Incognito

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12. Richie Incognito

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Richie Incognito might have had his off-the-field problems with the Miami Dolphins, but he has played well with the Buffalo Bills. No matter where he goes, he will never be able to be incognito because of his size and his numerous off-the-field issues.

11. Metta World Peace

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11. Metta World Peace

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Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, has tried to undergo a transformation. He even changed his name to demonstrate that he is a changed person. But for someone who plays with the physicality that World peace has played with, this name isn’t appropriate.

10. Ike Diogu

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10. Ike Diogu

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Ike Diogu’s full name is Ikechukwu Somtochukwu Diogu. Luckily enough nobody has enough time to call him that. Diogu currently plays for the Shenzhen Leopards in the Chinese Basketball Association.

9. O.J. Mayo

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9. O.J. Mayo

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O.J is not only a solid NBA player, but he is also an excellent choice for breakfast as well. Maybe that is why the Bucks decided to sign him.

8. Boban Marjanovic

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8. Boban Marjanovic

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich typically has a foreign big man with a unique name. First it was Rasho Nesterovic, then it was Tiago Splitter, and now it is Boban Marjanovic. Unfortunately for Marjanovic, he probably has the strangest name out of all his predecessors.

7. Zaza Pachulia

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7. Zaza Pachulia

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Zaza Pachulia has been an unsung hero for the Dallas mavericks this year. He has given them a reliable center after they were unable to sign DeAndre Jordan. But Pachulia has also given the team a fresher spirit with his flower-like name.

6. Dong Dong

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6. Dong Dong

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Dong Dong is a Chinese male trampoline gymnast who has won medals in the Olympics.

5. DeWanna Bonner

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5. DeWanna Bonner

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DeWanna Bonner must have had a hard life. Many males have probably made fun of her for her name and have probably made some derogatory comments that would offend women everywhere.

4. Wacey Rabbit

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4. Wacey Rabbit

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Wacey Rabbit is a hockey player who plays in the Asia League Ice Hockey. But Elmer Fudd might think that it’s hunting season whenever Wacey Rabbit comes around.

3. D'Brickashaw Ferguson

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3. D'Brickashaw Ferguson

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D’Brickashaw Ferguson might have a strange name, but it wouldn’t be wise to say anything about it. Ferguson’s size matches up well with his name.

2. Chief Kickingstallionsims

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2. Chief Kickingstallionsims

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Chief Kickingstallionsims’ full name is Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims, Jr. His name might be the longest in sports history. Not only is Kickingstallionsims’ name large but so is his size. The man from the Navajo nation stands over seven feet tall and currently plays professional basketball for Gran Canion de Urique of the Mexico Liga Premier.

1. Danny Shittu

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1. Danny Shittu

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Danny Shittu may just have the most unfortunate name in sports history. If someone appears to be cursing, they may just actually be calling his name.

Frank Ewere is a Beat Writer for the New Orleans Pelicans on Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TheFrankEwere, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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