There have been a lot of great nicknames throughout the history of the NBA. The one that LeBron James revealed to the world last night will unfortunately not be making the cut.
In fact, it’s one of the worst ever.
From the Miami Herald:
The Heat is referring to itself as the “Heatles” — as in the Beatles — these days because of the large crowds it receives on the road, said James. “I see we sell out 99.1 percent on the road, so we call ourselves the Heatles off the Beatles, so every time we take our show on the road we bring a great crowd,” James said.
The obvious question: So who’s Paul McCartney and who’s John Lennon? “I knew that was going to be a question,” James said. “We’re just the Heatles, man.”
I just want to know who will step up and become Yoko Ono for this group.
Apparently, this love of Beatles-inspired nicknames is nothing new for LeBron and friends: in Cleveland, they used to call themselves the “Cleatles” back in the day.
Do with that information what you will.