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Friday, January 10, 2014
Nets, Heat unveil nicknames

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Let the name game begin.

The Nets and Heat played Friday night's game in Brooklyn with new jerseys with nicknames on the back.

Some were obvious, like "King James" for LeBron James and "D. Wade" for Dwyane Wade, but others weren't so straightforward. For instance, Michael Beasley got "B Easy" and Mario Chalmers was wearing "Rio."

The Heat's full list:

Ray Allen: J. Shuttlesworth
Chris Andersen: Birdman
Joel Anthony: Doc
Shane Battier: Battle
Michael Beasley: B Easy
Chris Bosh: CB
Mario Chalmers: Rio
Norris Cole: Cole Train
Udonis Haslem: UD
LeBron James: King James
James Jones: JJ
Rashard Lewis: Sweet Lew
Roger Mason Jr.: Moneymase
Greg Oden: G.O.
Dwyane Wade: D. Wade

The Nets and Heat will play wearing these jerseys with nicknames on the back tonight. pic.twitter.com/0SQuUFJPwa

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 10, 2014

The Nets had standards like "D-Will" for Deron Williams and "Truth" for Paul Pierce but also "Dray Live" for Andray Blatche, "Plums" for Mason Plumlee and "Joker" for Reggie Evans.

Here's the Nets' list:

Andray Blatche: Dray Live
Alan Anderson: Double
Brook Lopez: Brooklyn
Deron Williams: D-Will
Jason Terry: JET
Joe Johnson: JJ
Kevin Garnett: The Big Ticket
Mason Plumlee: Plums
Mirza Teletovic: MT3
Paul Pierce: Truth
Reggie Evans: Joker
Shaun Livingston: S Dot
Tornike Shengelia: Tokomotiv
Tyshawn Taylor: Tee_Y

Also for the Nets, Andrei Kirilenko's nickname was his last name in Russian.