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Heat, Nets may put nicknames on jerseys

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Sep 23, 2013.

  1. J.R.

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    [rquoter]MIAMI (AP) — So long, James, Allen, Pierce and Garnett.

    At least for one game, "King James," "Jesus Shuttlesworth," "The Truth" and "KG" may be headed to the backs of NBA jerseys.

    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.

    "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.

    Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James is expected to wear "King James." Heat guard Dwyane Wade would have any number of nicknames to choose from, with "Three" — both his jersey number and championship-ring total — being his current favorite.

    Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce has been called "The Truth" for many years, and fellow new Nets forward Kevin Garnett has long been known by his initials.

    Miami forward Shane Battier — who wasn't exactly thrilled about the nickname idea — said he wanted to wear "Batman" on his jersey, though was told that Warner Brothers holds the rights to that name, and other players have also had to deal with copyright-related issues with their suggested monikers. Battier said he'll go with "Shaneo" instead.

    "Fans will like it and so will a lot of the players," Allen said. "Guys will get a good kick out of it."[/rquoter]
     
  2. mr. 13 in 33

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    I think it's cool that they do this
     
  3. Carl Herrera

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    Maybyner Hilario is way ahead of the rest of them with the nickname on jersey thing.

    So, what should the Rockets players wear if they join this trend?

    Harden: The Beard. What happens if he decides to shave?
    Howard: D12? Superman?
    Lin: Linsanity?
     
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    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    Is this a joke? The NBA doesn't need minor league gimmicks like this
     
  5. Alvin Choo

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    Agree. They should do it for the All star games, not a league game.
     
  6. ptR91

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    its awesome. brilliant. a money making idea. that's what it is, kids are gonna buy the nicknamed jerseys regardless.
     
  7. J.R.

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    :p

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  8. napalm06

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    "Three" is downright terrible.... barely even worth this post.
     
  9. DreamRoxCoogFan

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    this is a terrible idea. but profitable.
     
  10. jacoby

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    So it's a great idea.
     
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    Just terrible
     
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    This is so bush league, something you'd see in a video game.
     
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    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GZl5Z-lfRoo?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Remember when this came out and people were ragging on TNT for putting "Pistol" on the back of his jersey instead of Maravich...Awesome commercial, regardless
     
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    A little long horizontally.


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    It's been done.

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    Why dont they have a game without shirts at all

    like UFC fighters

    would be cool and make them look tougher
     
  18. ptR91

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    Lol raptor! for wade, the flash? thats what he went by didnt he? unless he has to get permission to use it, like batman.
     
  19. DocRock

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    Because Glen Davis and Boris Diaw
     
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  20. J.R.

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    Wade dropped Flash at least a year or so ago. As said in the story, he likes and goes by 'Three'. Kinda lame but whatever. Actually I think he had WoW(Way of Wade) in between 'Flash' and 'Three'.
     

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