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Nickname Game...

Updated: Aug 28


On January 14th 2014 the Miami Heat played a road game against the Brooklyn Nets. Nothing special about this game on paper except for the fact that every active player had a nickname on the back their jersey. It was the first and only time the NBA played a game with nicknames on the backs of jerseys. If your looking for some context as to what what each player had on the back here it is :


Heat

Dwyane Wade: D. Wade

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.


Nets

Deron Williams: D-Will

Andray Blatche: Dray Live

Alan Anderson: Double

Brook Lopez: Brooklyn

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

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