Remember the days when everyone on your street or in your neighborhood had a nickname, even your parents, it seems some NBA players would prefer to use their nickname on their jersey instead of their last name…at least for one game.

That’s right, the NBA is considering letting the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets wear “nickname jerseys” during at least one of their four regular season match-ups.

What makes them so special? Why not just have ‘nickname jersey day’ in the NBA…just a thought.

“It shows growth in our league and it shows we do adapt to what’s going on around us,” said Ray Allen, the Heat guard who plans to wear Shuttlesworth on his jersey, a nod to his character from the He Got Game film. “And we’re still kids, playing a kids’ game. Even though we’re now men playing a kids’ game, we still remember where we come from. Everybody had a nickname and it’s a way to let the fans in a little bit more.”

So coming to an NBA game near you, be prepared to see “King James,” “Jesus Shuttlesworth,” “The Truth”, “Three” and “KG” coming to a court near you.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English