The Miami Heat already have more than enough attention on them after bringing in the "Big Three" and winning some championships. Now, they are looking to bring about even more to the team as Bleacher Report said that on Sept. 23, 2013, that the Heat could possibly put nicknames on the backs of their jerseys for the upcoming season.
Miami already tried a wide array of jersey color combinations over the past couple of years. They've tried out the traditional, road jerseys, total white, full red, entirely black, and even the Hispanic version with "El Heat" on the front.
Now, word is out that the backs of the jerseys could carry the nicknames of their stars. The nicknames would, of course, replace the last names above players' numbers on the back of their alternate-style jerseys.
As of now, the organization has given no comment on the jerseys with nicknames. The NBA would have to approve the move if the Heat decide to go through with it.
It would be the first time that an NBA team has ever done something like this, and it would be interesting. It would also be reminiscent of the Harlem Globetrotters. Some of the nicknames that could be used are:
- King James - LeBron James
- CB - Chris Bosh
- Rio - Mario Chalmers
- JJ - James Jones
- Birdman - Chris Andersen
- UD or Mr. 305 - Udonis Haslem
- Cole Train - Norris Cole
- The Warden or Doc - Joel Anthony
- D-Wade - Dwyane Wade
- Batman - Shane Battier
An update to this story is that it appears the NBA is considering nicknames on jerseys for both the Heat and Brooklyn Nets.