A History of Athlete Name Changes

Warren Edward Armstrong to Warren Jabali

Sport: Basketball
Year: During college (1965-68)

While at Wichita State, Warren Edward Armstrong decided to make a change that would reflect his African roots. Known as a stout defender throughout his playing days, Armstrong switched up his name to Warren Jabali, which in Swahili means "rock." Still, Jabali doesn't necessarily confirm that as being the reason for his choice in surname. Sadly, we'll never know the real meaning behind the change since Warren died in 2012 at 65.

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