From 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. For now, only the Heat and the Nets would be taking part. It's unclear how many times those teams would wear the nickname jerseys, or if they would ever wear them against other opponents. Players were asked to submit what names they would want on the jerseys."
Apparently Ray Allen intends to go with "Shuttlesworth." Shane Battier says he'd like to have "Batman" on his jersey, although he likely won't be able to due to copyright issues. The idea of seeing Miami's #6 allowed to wear "King James" on his back makes me a little nauseous, but I have to say this is a very cool idea. My guess is people will love it, it will sell a ton of merchandise, and the league will expand it to include every team the following season. I'd like to officially start the campaign to see "Game Changer" and "Iron Man" Celtics jerseys in 2014-2015.
Follow Mark on twitter @LucidSportsFan Mark Van Deusen 9/24/2013 01:45:00 PM Tweet Edit