Every athlete in the world wants to be so successful that they are given a nickname.

We don’t understand why but they all do!

Probably because in the modern day, a nickname can be the start of becoming a brand and an actual business.

Here’s 17 of the most iconic sporting stars who have fully embraced their hilarious nicknames.

 

17. Shaun ‘The Flying Tomato’ White

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With his famous long red hair, Snowboarder White was known as the Flying Tomato through his career for obvious reasons.

16. Marshawn ‘BEASTMode’ Lynch

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Known purely for his ability to almost switch into a ‘beast’ when he gets the ball, Lynch has fully embraced his nickname.

He recently released a whole line of apparel entitled ‘Beastmode’.