The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets could wear nicknames on the back of their jerseys for one of teams’ matchups this NBA season, according to the Associated Press.
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.
“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,” Heat guard Ray Allen told AP.
LeBron James is expected to go with King James, Dwyane Wade with his new “Three” nickname. Brooklyn’s Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are expected to go with “The Truth” and “KG” respectively.
I’m always on board with playing with jerseys. Unlike the NFL, fans can clearly see who is who and rarely rely on names or numbers to identify players. Putting the nicknames fans often use to refer to their favorite players on jerseys for a game is a good way to further reach out to fans.