Heat, Nets Wear Nickname Jerseys

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Washington Wizards v/s Miami Heat December 18, 2010

The Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat had some fun with their jerseys Friday night, wearing new jerseys with nicknames on the back, instead of the usual attire which just has their last name on the back.

Some of the jerseys were commonly used nicknames, such as “King James” on LeBron James’ jersey and “D. Wade” for Dwyane Wade’s jersey.  But, there were also some new nicknames we hadn’t heard before, such as Michael “B Easy” Beasley and Mario “Rio” Chalmers.

Ray Allen comically sported the nickname “J. Shuttlesworth,” and Norris Cole’s jersey read “Cole Train” on the back of it.  A full list of the Heat’s nicknames are below.

Ray Allen: J. Shuttlesworth
Chris Andersen: Birdman
Joel Anthony: Doc
Shane Battier: Battle
Michael Beasley: B Easy
Chris Bosh: CB
Mario Chalmers: Rio
Norris Cole: Cole Train
Udonis Haslem: UD
LeBron James: King James
James Jones: JJ
Rashard Lewis: Sweet Lew
Roger Mason Jr.: Moneymase
Greg Oden: G.O.
Dwyane Wade: D. Wade

Meanwhile, the Nets also partook in the fun, albeit their nicknames aren’t as widely known. Paul Pierce sported “The Truth” on his back, while Mason Plumlee’s read “Plums.” The Nets’ full list is below.

Andray Blatche: Dray Live
Alan Anderson: Double
Brook Lopez: Brooklyn
Deron Williams: D-Will
Jason Terry: JET
Joe Johnson: JJ
Kevin Garnett: The Big Ticket
Mason Plumlee: Plums
Mirza Teletovic: MT3
Paul Pierce: Truth
Reggie Evans: Joker
Shaun Livingston: S Dot
Tornike Shengelia: Tokomotiv
Tyshawn Taylor: Tee_Y

Unfortunately, many of the more uppity NBA fans didn’t enjoy the lightheartedness of Friday’s game. It’s a little disappointing that sports have to be taken so seriously all the time.

Hopefully, the NBA will listen to the majority of fans who actually did enjoy the nickname jerseys and will have more games with the nickname jerseys in the future.

[Photo Credit: Keith Allison]

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