Before the start of the NBA season, the use of “nickname jerseys” was approved by the league. The jerseys will allow players to select the names that are displayed on the back of their jerseys, which opens the league up to some XFL-style “He Hate Me” jerseys.
The Miami Heat are one of the teams that will be rocking the nickname jerseys and we now have a look at the jersey that will be worn by Heat shooting guard Ray Allen, thanks to Spike Lee.
Lee posted photos of Allen’s Jesus Shuttlesworth jersey that will be worn when the Heat bust out their new look.
Here are the images that Lee posted:
Miami will wear the jerseys against the Boston Celtics (Jan. 21) and Brooklyn Nets (Mar. 12, Apr. 6) this season.
The “J. Shuttlesworth” name is a reference to his character in Lee’s movie He Got Game.
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