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Old 08-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

Like European teams? Imagine at the back of jerseys:

Shaq
LeBron
Kobe
etc.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

Yao
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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Yao
His first name is Ming.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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Like European teams? Imagine at the back of jerseys:

Shaq
LeBron
Kobe
etc.

like european jerseys, what the **** are you talking about, is you high?
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

They did allow Pete Maravich to wear a jersey with his nickname:


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Old 08-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

Kobe needs "SHE HATE ME"
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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Default Re: Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

If they did I bet you players would want to use their twitter handles next lol.

Ngl first names and nicknames would be pretty sick to see "LeBron," "Melo," "Kobe/ Mamba", etc.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #9
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Default Re: Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

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like european jerseys, what the **** are you talking about, is you high?

I have my first name in my jersey, in Europe.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #10
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Default Re: Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

Because if most first names are usually more common than last names. Of course, there are exceptions like the Kobe's and the Lebron's but it primarily holds true.

Plus do you want to see an Ovinton J'Anthony on the back of a jersey?

And you can't put "O.J." in there since that's a nickname. If you allow nicknames then it won't take long before some dickwad names himself "g0@+"
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

Nene had his first name.

Weren't you allowed to use nicknames in the XFL?
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #12
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Nene had his first name.

Weren't you allowed to use nicknames in the XFL?
Brazilians can legally change their name to a single one, usually when they hit it big. Like Pele the soccer legend.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #13
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Default Re: Why don't the NBA allow first names on jerseys?

Based on a Yao Ming bio, Yao asked to have "Yao Ming" but the league said only one or the other (last name or first name).

Somehow they allowed Isiah Thomas to have both?
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #14
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Always wanted to know why he rocked the first name for that little bit in '87. There were no other players named Thomas on that roster until '92.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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Always wanted to know why he rocked the first name for that little bit in '87. There were no other players named Thomas on that roster until '92.

It looked fresh regardless.
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