The Hornets have several players with unusual names on their roster -- Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Emeka Okafor, Quincy Pondexter -- so it's understandable that they might end up with a jersey misspelling now and again.
What's less understandable is that they'd misspell Jason Smith's name.
That shot is from the first quarter of Sunday night's Hornets-Rockets game. New Orleans was wearing its Mardi Gras uniforms for the first time this season, and someone in the quality control department apparently got a little sloppy with Smith's jersey.
But someone apparently noticed the typo toward the end of the first quarter, because Smith came out for the second quarter properly "Smith"-ized.
Incidentally, this isn't the first time a pro sports team has turned America's most common surname into smithereens. Back in 2006, Colorado Rockies infielder Jason Smith (no relation to the Hornets player) had a similar problem. Maybe the Hornets were just trying to keep up with the Joneses.