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NBA May Allow Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to Stitch Nicknames on Jerseys
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NBA May Allow Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to Stitch Nicknames on Jerseys

Sep 24 2013, 12:41am CDT | by

In a fascinating development, the NBA may actually allow the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to stitch players' nicknames on their uniforms.

The NBA is considering allowing the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to wear their players' nicknames on their jerseys. According to a September 23 update on the NBA's official website, the league is...

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NBA May Allow Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to Stitch Nicknames on Jerseys

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In a fascinating development, the NBA may actually allow the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to stitch players' nicknames on their uniforms.

The NBA is considering allowing the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to wear their players' nicknames on their jerseys.

According to a September 23 update on the NBA's official website, the league is considering granting permission to the two teams to do this for their four-game regular season series in 2013. The plan has not been formally announced by the NBA, but word has reportedly spread among its teams.  

It still remains unclear whether the other teams will follow suit, per the update. As for the Heat and Nets, they were asked to submit the nicknames they would want on their uniforms. 

Four-time MVP LeBron James is expected to use "King James" while the other component of the Heat's vaunted Big Three, Dwyane Wade, may wind up using "D-Wade." Sharpshooting guard Ray Allen plans to use "Shuttlesworth," a reference to his role as Jesus Shuttlesworth in the 1998 movie "He Got Game" which stars Denzel Washington.

The Nets have close friends Paul "The Truth" Pierce and Kevin "The Big Ticket" Garnett.

Allen thought the move is a reflection of the NBA's growth and flexibility.

"It shows growth in our league and it shows we do adapt to what's going on around us. And we're still kids, playing a kids' game. Even though we're now men playing a kids' game, we still remember where we come from. Everybody had a nickname and it's a way to let the fans in a little bit more.

"Fans will like it and so will a lot of the players. Guys will get a good kick out of it."

An issue may arise regarding players such as Shane Battier, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson, who have no prominent nicknames. Battier hinted he wanted to use "Batman" but was turned down as it's copyrighted by Warner Brothers.

Stefan Bond of the New York Daily News writes Battier wound up taking "Shaneo."

Go figure.  

 

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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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