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.