When the Miami Heat’s Ray Allen was just an NBA rookie, he got lots of attention for his performance in Spike Lee’s He Got Game as Denzel Washington’s basketball prodigy son, Jesus Shuttlesworth. Now, he’s reprising his role on the court, thanks to the recently relaxed NBA regulations regarding nicknames on jerseys.
The announcement came courtesy of Spike Lee himself, who in addition to the photo seen above on Instagram, posted the following:
For A Few Select Games My Main Man Ray Allen Will Wear JESUS SHUTTLES WORTH On THe Back OF His Jersey. The Legend Of HE GOT GAME Continues To Grow.Da Greatest Joint About BALL Ever Made.YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF
Those “select games” have been reported as the Heat’s match-ups against the Celtics on the 21st of January and against the Nets on March 12 and April 6, so tune in if you want to see the new nickname jerseys from Allen and other NBA players.