World Peace looks cool on the back of Metta's jersey, but "King James" on the back of LeBron's could be even cooler.
Miami Heat players may have their nicknames stitched to the backs of their jerseys during at least one of their four matchups against the Brooklyn Nets this season, pending NBA approval, ESPN reports.
Heat shooting guard Ray Allen gave his thumbs up to the idea and is reportedly leaning toward "Shuttlesworth," a nod to the character he played in the Spike Lee movie "He Got Game."
"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," Allen told the Associated Press.
Players were asked to submit what names they would want on the jerseys. Dwayne Wade is lucky enough to have several to choose from, with "Three," representing both his jersey number and championship ring count, being his current favorite.
Heat forward Shane Battier -- who is less than thrilled with the nickname idea -- said he wanted to wear "Batman" on his jersey, but was told that Warner Bros. holds the rights to that name, according to The Associated Press.
Here are a few of the nicknames you just might see at the AAA this season:
LeBron James: King James, and definitely not a serpentine but unprintable nickname popular among Miami fans
Dwayne Wade: Flash, Three, D-Wade, WOW (blech!), MV3
Chris Andersen: Birdman
Ray Allen: Jesus, Shuttlesworth
Norris Cole: Cole Train, Chuck Norris Cole
Shane Battier: Batman, Shane-O, Batti Boi, Horsetronaut (our "Batti-yay!" never did catch on)
Udonis Haslem: UD, The Mayor
Mario Chalmers: Rio, or as Dwyane Wade recently typed, Mario "Charmers"
Joel Anthony: The Warden
Michael Beasley: Super Cool Beas. Obviously.