A History of Athlete Name Changes

Shammgod Wells to God Shammgod

Sport: Basketball
Year: 1993

Not a name change in the most conventional way, but prior to attending Providence College, Shammgod Wells was given an ultimatum: Legally change his name to Shammgod Wells or go by his birth name, God Shammgod. While the choice could be understandably difficult for anyone, it was an easy one for Shammgod. That's because changing your name required a $600 fee and he didn't have that type of money.

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