Found September 19, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Spurs’ big man Jeff Pendergraph will be donning a new name on his jersey this season after legally changing his last name to Ayres. According to the San Antonio Express-News: Last month, Pendergraph walked into a courthouse in downtown Phoenix, his wife Raneem and newborn daughter Naomi in tow. He walked out with a new name — Jeff Ayres. Ayres is the family name of his biological father, James. It replaces the surname of a stepfather who hasn’t been in the picture since the player formerly known as Jeff Pendergraph was in high school.
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