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Ray Allen to wear nickname jersey straight out of “He Got Game”

Dec 18, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

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If you haven’t seen Spike Lee’s “He Got Game” well, now you have some homework for tonight. The movie has Denzel Washington and a young Ray Allen in the lead role of a movie where basketball is at the heart of the plot.

This season the NBA is going to do “nickname games” where the players can wear nicknames on the back of their jerseys. Guess what name Allen chose for his? Spike Lee just leaked it on Instagram.

Jesus Shuttleworth. Love it.

Is this a ploy by the NBA to sell more jerseys? Yes. So what? This is entertainment people, it’s not international diplomacy in the Middle East. Don’t take it too seriously. These jerseys are amusing and basketball should be as well.

  1. RavenzGunnerz - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Often people forget the point of Sports in our lives. The main point is:

    FUN.

    Let’s have fun people!

    • beach305 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      I’m old school, so I would have to say top three:

      North Dallas forty

      the natural

      slap.shot

  2. bougin89 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    If He Got Game isn’t the greatest sports movie ever it’s definitely in the running for greatest sports movie ever.

    • skids003 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      Not even close.

      • bougin89 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

        What sports movie is clearly better?

      • skids003 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM

        “Pride of the Yankees.” “Major League.” “42.” “61.” “Rudy.” “The Pistol.” “Raging Bull.”

        All the Rocky movies. I could go on and on.

      • bougin89 - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

        Pride of the Yankees and Raging Bull are excellent. I guess where we disagree is I don’t think they are leaps and bounds better than He Got Game.

  3. azarkhan - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Spike Lee = a-hole.

  4. money2long - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    luv it.

  5. jcmeyer10 - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    This is one of the few ploys to sell more jerseys I am down with.

  6. dpeter11 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    nickname jerseys are a great idea. it worked so great for the XFL. hehateme was the best

  7. lolo3504 - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Remember the Titans is the best

    • dexterismyhero - Dec 18, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      Caddyshack II was better than He Got Game…….

  8. jigwig13 - Dec 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    are those foamposites

  9. nas726 - Dec 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    I loved ‘He Got Game’….

    but ‘The Mighty Ducks’ series was the bomb.

  10. longtallsam - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Hoosiers.

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