Putting Nickname On NBA Jersey’s Is “Foolish”
According to sources the NBA is considering putting nicknames on the back of players jerseys during one of the four meetings between the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets (this season).
Even though no official announcement has been made to this point, sources are telling us that the idea is being heavily considered. Which means for one night, instead of us seeing the name Garnett written on the back of Garnett’s jersey, we may possibly see KG written instead.
Now if this happens, the NBA would really be taking a step backwards. One of the best things about the NBA is their professionalism, and the high standards that they’ve come to expect from their players. Adding a street element (of any sort) could possibly add a stain the leagues reputations.
The NBA needs to leave the nickname calling to the street basketball leagues. We can accept Brandon Jennings being called “Hard to guard” in some streetball league, because in one of those types of leagues, Jennings may actually be hard to guard. However in the NBA he’s just a good NBA player, (future All star,(maybe), but certainly not hard to guard (just ask the Miami Heat).
However this isn’t about Brandon Jenning (at all), this is about the NBA being able to sell the same jersey to a fan twice! Because if a fan is willing to buy and wear a Brooklyn Nets jersey with Garnett name written on the back of it, that same fan is likely to buy and wear the same jersey, with the letters, KG written on the back of it.
Which concerns me and should concern all NBA fans,because if we accept this; what’s next? (putting middle names on jerseys)
One never knows, but what we do know is the NBA is to classy of a league, to stoop down to the level of one of those non professional basketball leagues.We really don’t need to see a future Hall of Fame player like Paul Pierces, running around the court with a jersey that says The Truth on it.