The NBA is apparently considering the usage of nicknames on jerseys, per a league-sponsored blog. The initial matchup where this might happen would be between the defending-champion Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets. No official word has been given as to the status of this concept, but the blog post quotes several prominent players, lending legitimacy to the story.
For Celtics fans, this comes a year too late for the most iconic recent nicknames associated with their team. Paul Pierce (known as “the Truth”) and Kevin Garnett (known as either “KG” or “the Big Ticket”) are now with the Nets after an offseason trade. However, it’s still interesting (and funny) to look at some of the possibilities if the Celtics ever partook in the latest league-sponsored shenanigans.
Celtics nickname possibilities (clearly worth the price of admission)
Brandon Bass: the Muscle
Keith Bogans: Bogo Stick
Avery Bradley: the Pest
MarShon Brooks: Swag, Swag Sleeves
Jordan Crawford: Sizzle
Vitor Faverani: El Hombre Indestructible
Jeff Green: Uncle Jeff
Kris Humphries: The Hump
Courtney Lee: Lucky (might need to work on that one).
Kelly Olynyk: Sunshine
Rajon Rondo: Johnny
Jared Sullinger: Smokey the Swag Bear (again, might need fine-tuning).
Gerald Wallace: Crash