Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets release jersey nicknames

Jan 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts after not getting a foul call that he wanted against the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday night, the Brooklyn Nets will host the Miami Heat.

For the first time, the teams will be able to put their own nicknames on their jerseys rather than using their last names.

Some of the choices had already been revealed. Heat forward LeBron James was obviously going to use the nickname he has said since a teenager – “King James.”  Ray Allen got many excited when he decided to use his name from the movie He Got Game, Jesus Shuttlesworth. Dwyane Wade was not able to use his nickname, “Flash,” because of the comic book hero, so he will used “D. Wade.”

The Nets had a couple of easy ones as well, like “D-Will” for Deron Williams, “Truth” for Paul Pierce, “The Big Ticket” for Kevin Garnett and “JET” for Jason Terry. Some of the more creative names are “Dray Live” for Andray Blatche and “Joker” for  Reggie Evans.

For a complete list of the nick name jerseys, click here.

The Heat and Nets will tip at 8:00 pm EST and the game is on ESPN.

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Deron Williams, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Garnett, Lebron James, Miami Heat, Paul Pierce

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