The AP reports that the NBA is considering using nicknames on jerseys next season. Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear "nickname jerseys" in at least one of their four matchups this season. The NBA has not announced the plan but teams apparently have been aware of the likelihood of it happening for at least several weeks. For now only the Heat and the Nets would be taking part. It's unclear how many times those teams would wear the nickname jerseys or if they would ever wear them against other opponents. "It shows growth in our league and it shows we do adapt to what's going on around us" said Allen the Heat guard who plans to wear Shuttlesworth on his jersey a nod to his character from the "He Got Game" film. "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." Players were asked to submit what names they would want on the jerseys. via NBA may have Heat Nets wear nicknames on jerseys. In short if you like nicknames you will like these jerseys if you do not like nicknames you will hate these jerseys. The end. I think it's nickname-dependent. I'm lukewarm on "King James" for LeBron James and would prefer "Chosen One." Dwyane Wade should really quit trying to get away from it and just accept "Flash." "The Truth" is good but the original name and "The (Expletive) Truth" would be better. "KG" is ot a nickname. It's his initials. I would subscribe to "Ticket" across KG's back though.
Nets, Heat to sport nickname jerseys next year
CBS Sports | Sep 24