Found September 23, 2013 on Pass The Pill:

According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, the NBA is considering the idea of having nicknames on the backs of players jerseys for one of the 4 meetings between the Heat and Nets. What does this exactly mean? It means that “King James”, “Flash”, “Jesus Shuttlesworth”, “KG”, “The Truth”, and perhaps even “Bostrich” may be on the backs of players jerseys for one game! I’m personally alright with the idea. In a league where each team plays 82 games, anything to make one of those games more entertaining and interesting I’m all for. Think about how fun it would have been to have seen Julius Erving wear a jersey with the name “Dr. J” on the back of it, Charles Barkley with “Sir Charles”, Gary Payton with “The Glove”, and Karl Malone with “The Mailman”. It would have been way fun and entertaining for the fans to watch just one game out of the year. The league hasn’t formally decided to go through with this, but let’s sure hope they do. Especially if they force the announcers to refer to the players by their respective nicknames during the course of the game. —Ben Parker: follow me on twitter @nba_lord  The post NBA Considering Nicknames On Backs Of Jerseys appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.

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