A Halloween costume guide for the nation's finest athletes

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Halloween is right around the corner, so it's time to sit back and enjoy all of the ridiculous athlete costumes we'll see. This year, though, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make some suggestions on what I think these guys should dress up as.

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A Halloween costume guide for the nation's finest athletes

LeBron James: Chia Pet

It's that time of year when we all have to start paying attention to basketball again. Though I haven't been watching much preseason action, I have been following the saga of LeBron's hairline for the past few months.

Back in September it looked like he had a full head of hair, but then in early October it completely disappeared. I say LeBron should go as a Chia Pet for Halloween and rock that look all year long.

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Chris Bosh: Dinosaur

Too easy. Next?

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Steve Nash: Father Time

Last week, the Lakers announced that 40-year-old Nash would be out for the season after aggravating his back injury. The news came just about a week and a half after we heard that the Canadian had injured his back carrying travel bags.

Newsflash, Steve: That's what rookies are for. Best of luck in your recovery, old man.

(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Billy Butler: The Pillsbury Doughboy

Kansas City first baseman Billy Butler, whose nickname I recently discovered is "Country Breakfast," earned raucous praise for stealing one base in the ALDS.

Though still in the race for the World Series, I suggest Billy drops out and starts living up to his nickname by selling biscuits.

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Drake: A Jaguars Fan

We all know Drake is the biggest athlete groupie of them all, and Jacksonville could use the love. Plus, hanging out in one of the pools at Jacksonville's stadium seems like a pretty Drake thing to do.

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

Zach Mettenberger: White Goodman

Tell me this guy didn't look exactly like Ben Stiller's character in Dodgeball when he was announced as the Titans' starting quarterback last week. Some of Goodman's swag must have rubbed off on Mettenberger, who actually went 27-for-41 for 299 yards and two TDs in his first NFL start.

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Johnny Manziel: Smeagol

At this point I just kind of feel bad for the Browns' backup. Manziel has been one of the biggest duds of the draft, having only attempted one pass this season after being relegated to the second string behind the illustrious Brian Hoyer.

He's fallen out of the spotlight and probably doesn't even know what to do with himself -- I imagine he crawls around like Smeagol and tries to scratch and claw his way into the starting spot.

(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

U of A linebacker Scooby Wright III: Shaggy from Scooby Doo

You know, just to throw people off.

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kyle Orton: Someone coming out of a barbershop

If we can't get this man a haircut, we may need to ask him to keep the helmet on. Please ditch the creepy facial hair, Kyle.

(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)


Aubrey Kragen is a senior at USC majoring in Communication. She was born in San Diego and is a fan of the Chargers, the Padres and the Spurs (because she needs at least one good team to root for). Follow her on Twitter: @aubreykragen
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