NBA may have Heat and Nets wear nicknames

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.

— Associated Press

Take a look at what the jerseys might look like.

Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James is expected to wear "King James."

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.

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.

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Nets forward Kevin Garnett has long been known by his initials, so we are assuming KG will be on the back of his jersey.

Ray Allen plans to wear Shuttlesworth on his jersey, a nod to his character from the "He Got Game" film.

Paul Pierce has been called "The Truth" for many years. This is what his jersey would look like if he opted for that nickname.

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