Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to wear nickname jerseys

It's official: Nickname jerseys are happening

12/19/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Blog Photo - Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to wear nickname jerseysThe Heat will play a few games this year with nickname jerseys instead of their normal ones, and Spike Lee tweeted out a picture of this Jesus Shuttlesworth jersey.

This one will be worn by Ray Allen, in a nod to his role in Lee's film 'He Got Game.'

Some other players who have already had their nicknames confirmed:
LeBron James -- King James
Jason Terry -- Jet
Paul Pierce -- The Truth
Shane Battier -- Battle

Battier's nickname has been Batman, but he'll be using 'Battle' instead in honor of an old family name that was accidentally changed when his father joined the Army.

This is a pretty solid idea, and the Heat will wear them against the Celtics on January 21, as well as against the Nets on March 12 and April 8.

What do you think about the nickname jerseys? Good idea or not?
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12/19/13   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

TonyDhani wrote:
like this idea a lot, much better than those awful short sleeved x-mas jerseys

Haha yes, I agree. Those are AWFUL.

12/19/13   |   TonyDhani   |   9 respect

like this idea a lot, much better than those awful short sleeved x-mas jerseys