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LeBron James nickname jersey

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 10: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on January 10, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA players sport nicknames on jerseys

Basketball fans are getting a quirky treat this season as, in select games, players will be wearing jerseys with nicknames instead of their legal names.