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kdspurman
09-23-2013, 07:31 PM
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.

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.

Shane... :laugh2:


http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/9714385/nba-miami-heat-brooklyn-nets-wear-nicknames-jerseys

Stunner
09-23-2013, 07:39 PM
Lmaoo

Gators123
09-23-2013, 07:41 PM
Where is Corey Maggette? Bad Porn!!

-Kobe24-TJ19-
09-23-2013, 07:43 PM
horrible

Bruno
09-23-2013, 07:58 PM
i dont like it.

Dade County
09-23-2013, 08:13 PM
Nice

Spacolie716
09-23-2013, 08:16 PM
stupid

kdspurman
09-23-2013, 08:22 PM
i dont like it.

Not too crazy about the idea either, but at least it's only 1 game... I think it'd be cool for the all star game though

lilchuckdoubles
09-23-2013, 08:25 PM
^all star game would be cool. regular season is too much.

Cubby
09-23-2013, 08:35 PM
That's just dumb, but the two teams involved as a possibility aren't really surprising to be honest.

bearadonisdna
09-23-2013, 10:33 PM
Maybe the factory is trying to get rid of all the misprints in their wearhouse that say diva.

Cool007
09-23-2013, 11:07 PM
I would like to see Derrick Rose wearing "Unicorn" nicknamed jersey.

JerseyPalahniuk
09-23-2013, 11:32 PM
What's Oden's jersey gonna say? DNP?

DallasTrilla23
09-23-2013, 11:53 PM
The allstar game would be the perfect place for this but if I had to pick 2 teams to do try nickname deal it would be these two.

UPRock
09-24-2013, 12:11 AM
No no and no, lame *** idea.

da ThRONe
09-24-2013, 12:21 AM
All the stuff that's wrong with the NBA and they waste 5 seconds coming up with this pointless idea.

John Walls Era
09-24-2013, 01:34 AM
No one sane could think of this...

ManningToTyree
09-24-2013, 01:56 AM
This is pretty dumb. I like the idea of it for an all star game but not the regular season.

*Silver&Black*
09-24-2013, 02:04 AM
Wonder if they would allow AK47?

Iso Joe would be funny if some had a sense of humor.

Sadds The Gr8
09-24-2013, 02:12 AM
****ing stupid

carlthack
09-24-2013, 03:26 AM
No nicknames for the jersey fronts? How about the New Jersey Punks and the Miami *****es.

JK guys.

ddt
09-24-2013, 06:27 AM
Here's a full story if you guys are interested. http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/9714385

I do not like this for regular season games. It takes out the "special"-ness out of the jerseys. I'd have them put it on their practice jerseys or under shirts if they wanted these to sell. Or even during the All-Star game. Now, that's a jersey worth waiting for.

I can't remember any long nicknames out there right now but I'm sure there are some and just a thought out there, if Barkley was still playing and they implement this, would his jersey at the back say "Round Mound of Rebound" instead of just Barkley? Just saying..

ddt
09-24-2013, 08:28 AM
I think this will be great! This move by the nba is surely for the fans.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1209285_10200753438174699_873728270_n.jpg

NYKnickFanatic
09-24-2013, 08:33 AM
I would like to see Derrick Rose wearing "Unicorn" nicknamed jersey.

Pooh.

ATX
09-24-2013, 09:09 AM
I think this is a rather dumb idea. I can see how it could bump a few jersey sales, but it just takes away from the seriousness of the league. As someone suggested, for the All Star game...Okay, but not during the regular season.

SteBO
09-24-2013, 09:30 AM
I think this is a rather dumb idea. I can see how it could bump a few jersey sales, but it just takes away from the seriousness of the league. As someone suggested, for the All Star game...Okay, but not during the regular season.
Yeah hate to sound like a curmudgeon, but I think enough of the seriousness has been gone from the game already, particularly in the regular season. Like you, this is a stupid idea to me.

Slug3
09-24-2013, 09:38 AM
So this is actually real? Or have I failed to get the joke?

D-Leethal
09-24-2013, 09:43 AM
Don't think anyone in their right mind could defend this move as anything but insanely stupid and borderline embarrassing.

sep11ie
09-24-2013, 10:22 AM
Bosh's will say, MRS. JAMES

C_Mund
09-24-2013, 10:52 AM
One of the worst ideas ever. Maybe for all-star or some kind of exhibition game, but this is ridiculous. You'll have players just making up their own nicknames, which is the dumbest thing ever. YOU CAN'T GIVE YOURSELF A MOTHERF***ING NICKNAME, DWYANE

KnickaBocka.44
09-24-2013, 11:02 AM
Here's a full story if you guys are interested. http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/9714385

I do not like this for regular season games. It takes out the "special"-ness out of the jerseys. I'd have them put it on their practice jerseys or under shirts if they wanted these to sell. Or even during the All-Star game. Now, that's a jersey worth waiting for.

I can't remember any long nicknames out there right now but I'm sure there are some and just a thought out there, if Barkley was still playing and they implement this, would his jersey at the back say "Round Mound of Rebound" instead of just Barkley? Just saying..

It would probably say, "Sir Charles"

jstone0716
09-24-2013, 11:10 AM
See no reason not to think this is cool. I'd love a "Birdman" jersey

Rockice_8
09-24-2013, 11:40 AM
Not everyone has a nickname so it's a really weird idea. I get it with guys like "King James" and "The Truth" but what do you call Lopez "Big Disney" or a guy like Norris Cole?

jstone0716
09-24-2013, 03:59 PM
Norris Cole?

"Flat Top" or "The General"

Byronicle
09-24-2013, 04:42 PM
i like it...i dont know why but i do

durantula

ddt
09-25-2013, 02:27 PM
If they're goin to do this. It should be for all the team. Not the nets and heat only. Imagine. "Bobbie" Gibson. "Psycho T" Hansbrough. Haha :horse:

Bruno
09-25-2013, 02:46 PM
Not too crazy about the idea either, but at least it's only 1 game... I think it'd be cool for the all star game though

all-star weekend would be the most appropriate time for something like this, i agree.

Big Zo
09-25-2013, 04:01 PM
Pete Maravich wore "Pistol" on the back of his jersey like 40 years ago. Nothing new. Some of you need to get over yourselves.

DR_1
09-26-2013, 09:05 PM
No no and no, lame *** idea.

This. As if LeBron needed a bigger ego. My biggest gripe is, how others have already said, it takes away from the seriousness of the league.

Goose17
09-27-2013, 05:33 AM
I don't mind it, not a fan of it but whatever. Maybe just limit it to the alternate jerseys or something?

Pistol_Pete
09-27-2013, 02:10 PM
This is a terrible idea. For one, a lot of name probably wouldn't be allowed to be use, like Shane Battier's Batman example. For another, I'm sure most nicknames are just for the teams. Is anyone going go care about the rest of the players beyond the superstars?

They're not concerned with stupidity though, they're concerned with money, and this is just another way to make money.