Pics: Heat, Nets Wear Player Nicknames on Jerseys

Miami Heat King James Lebron

The NBA’s latest uniform experiment took place last night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn at the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets both had their players wear their nicknames in place of last names on the back of their jerseys.

Miami reportedly came up with the idea before the season and  approached the NBA seeking an opponent to go along with the plan, Brooklyn being the “it” team this season was naturally chosen.

Miami Heat Nickname Jerseys 2013-2014

The full list of which player wore which nickname below:


LeBron James “KING JAMES” #6
DeWayne Wade “D.WADE” #3
Norris Cole “COLE TRAIN” #30
Roger Mason Jr “MONEYMASE” #21
Joel Anthony “DOC” #50
Chris Andersen “BIRDMAN” #11
Mario Chalmers “RIO” #15
Michael Beasley “B-EASY” #8
Chris Bosh “CB” #1
Rashard Lewis “SWEET LEW” #9
James Jones “JJ” #22
Shane Battier “BATTLE” #31
Ray Allen “J. SHUTTLESWORTH” #34
Udonis Haslem “UD” #40


Kevin Garnett “BIG TICKET” #2
Reggie Evans “JOKER” #30
Andray Blatche “DRAY LIVE” #0
Jason Terry “JET” #31
Mason Plumlee “PLUMS” #1
Joe Johnson “JJ” #7
Alan Anderson “DOUBLE” #6
Shaun Livingston “S DOT” #14
Tyshawn Taylor “TEE_Y” #10
Andrei Kirilenko “Кириленко” #47
Mirza Teletovic “MT3” #33
Deron Williams “D-WILL” #8
Paul Pierce “TRUTH” #34

Some photos of how the jerseys with nicknames looked in action:

King James LeBron James Miami Heat Jersey 2014


Shaun Livingston S Dot Brooklyn Nets Jersey 2014

Sweet Lew Rashard Lewis Miami Heat Jersey 2014

Mirza Teletovic MT3 Brooklyn Nets Jersey 2014

Norris Cole Cole Train Miami Heat Jersey 2014

Chris Bosh CB Miami Heat Jersey 2014


Jason Terry Jet Brooklyn Nets Jersey 2014

Chris Andersen Birdman Miami Heat Jersey 2014

King James B-Easy LeBron James Michael Beasley Miami Heat Jersey 2014

Moneymase Roger Mason Jr Miami Heat Jersey 2014

Kevin Garnett Big Ticket Brooklyn Nets Jersey 2014

Rashard Lewis Sweet Lew Miami Heat Jersey 2014

It was announced yesterday that this is only the first of three more such “nickname on jersey” games this season… the Nets and Heat will do this again on March 12 and April 8 in Miami. Miami will also wear them at home against the Boston Celtics (who we’re not sure if they’re also wearing nicknames) on January 21st.