The Miami Heat announced today that the long-awaited HEAT Name Collection will finally be unveiled. These newly designed jerseys replace the player's last name with their nickname.
The Heat will wear them for the January 10 road game against the Brooklyn Nets and at the AmericanAirlines Arena on January 21 against the Boston Celtics as well as March 12 and April 8 games against the Nets. Below is a complete list of the HEAT Name Collection identities:
#34 Ray Allen - J. Shuttlesworth
#11 Chris Andersen - Birdman
#50 Joel Anthony - Doc
#31 Shane Battier - Battle
#8 Michael Beasley - B Easy
#1 Chris Bosh - CB
#15 Mario Chalmers - Rio
#30 Norris Cole - Cole Train
#40 Udonis Haslem - UD
#6 LeBron James - King James
#22 James Jones - JJ
#9 Rashard Lewis - Sweet Lew
#21 Roger Mason, Jr. - Moneymase
#20 Greg Oden - G.O.
#3 Dwyane Wade - D. Wade
Here's more from the press release:
HEAT fans interested in purchasing a Name Collection jersey can place their order at The Miami HEAT Store at AmericanAirlines Arena, the satellite stores at Dolphin Mall and American Airlines Concourse D32 at Miami International Airport and online 24/7 at TheMiamiHEATStore.com. Some Name Collection jerseys will be available for immediate pick-up / delivery; freeshipping will be provided to all fans purchasing Name Collection jerseys that require ordering.
Beginning Tuesday, January 7, a HEAT Name Collection microsite will greet fans as they log on to HEAT.com. The microsite will feature all of the HEAT Name Collection player identities and links to wallpapers and other images fans can download to participate in the HEAT Name Collection experience. Fans should stay tuned to HEAT.com and the team's digital media channels - Facebook.com/MiamiHEAT, @MiamiHEAT on twitter and Instagram, YouTube.com/MiamiHEAT and the Miami HEAT Mobile App for exclusive HEAT Name Collection content.
Also, fans will be able to add HEAT Name Collection graphics to all elements of their digital world, including smartphones, tablets, desktops and social media platforms. Name Collection graphics can be downloaded at HEAT.com/wallpaper/wallpaper_index. The Sun Sports broadcast of Friday's game vs. Brooklyn will also feature exclusive player interviews discussing their specific HEAT Name Collection identity.