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Larry Sanders 'Blocktopus' uniform? NBA reportedly considers nicknames on jerseys

Bucks center Larry Sanders, known as "Blocktopus," "The Sandman" and "Colonel Sanders." Photo: Image by TODAY'S TMJ4 | Video: YouTube

Larry Sanders 'Blocktopus' uniform? NBA reportedly considers nicknames on jerseys

By Jay Sorgi and the Associated Press. CREATED Sep 24, 2013

A Larry Sanders Milwaukee Bucks jersey with "Blocktopus?"  A Lebron James Miami Heat jersey with "King James" on the back?  

It could reportedly happen.

Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear "nickname jerseys" in at least one of their four matchups this season.

The NBA has not announced the plan, but teams apparently have been aware of the likelihood of it happening for at least several weeks.

For now, only the Heat and the Nets would be taking part. It's unclear how many times those teams would wear the nickname jerseys, or if they would ever wear them against other opponents.

We'll see if Coach Larry Drew would allow a spinoff of the mollusk family of mammals on one of his team's jerseys.