MIAMI -- Thanks to Spike Lee, the first image of the so-called "nickname" Miami Heat jerseys became public this week.
Lee posted a photo on his Instagram account of the jersey that Ray Allen plans to wear when the Heat play the Boston Celtics on Jan. 21. The name "J. Shuttlesworth" on the back is in reference to Jesus Shuttlesworth, Allen's character in Lee's 1998 movie "He Got Game."
Ray Allen will wear "J. Shuttlesworth" on back of his jersey for a few games this season (via @SpikeLee) » pic.twitter.com/1G3gQCI3nuThe Heat and Brooklyn Nets have the jerseys planned for this season and will wear them when they meet March 12 and April 8.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 18, 2013
Fans can purchase their own versions of the jerseys starting Jan. 14 at a price of $109.95.
The league and the players have been a little secretive about what nicknames have been chosen. It seems pretty obvious that LeBron James will have "King James" on the back of his jersey, Paul Pierce with have "The Truth" and Jason Terry will have "Jet."
Shane Battier has said he chose to have "Battle" on his back instead of his nickname of "Batman" to honor a family name that was changed by a mistake when his father enlisted in the Army.
Information from ESPN.com's Darren Rovell contributed to this report.