Posts Tagged ‘Roger Mason Jr’

The Miami Heat Hit The Nail Salon

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I remember as a kid reading an interview with Julius “Dr. J” Erving, who talked about how he would regularly get manicures. His reasoning, as I recall, was that he made a living using his hands, so it only made sense to make sure his hands were in the best shape possible.

Apparently this same logic applies to the Miami Heat. Yesterday, several members of the Heat took to social media to document an off-day in Los Angeles at a nail salon getting manis and pedis. As LeBron James tweeted, “Getting this great pedicure/foot massage+ shoulder/neck massage at the same dang time! Have to take care of your dogs Men! It’s part of our life blood!”

As Udonis Haslem wrote on Instagram, “Getting a lil work done on my dogs with @kingjames, @moneymase8, @rayn34. Ray (Allen) says this is one of the keys to having a lengthy career. Hell if I knew wrapping my feet up like peanut butter and jelly was gon help get me 18 years I could’ve been trying this at home. Lol.”

The Miami Heat Perform Karaoke

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night down in Miami, Heat forward Shane Battier hosted his annual Battioke event, where the Miami Heat players take turns performing karaoke to raise money for charity. And thanks to the Heat’s Instagram account, we have a treasure trove of videos from the vent, featuring plenty of off-key singing and performances. Little pitchy, dawg? Little pitchy, dawg.

Let’s start with Battier, Greg Oden and actor Ken Jeong performing the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”…

Norris Cole and James Jones went with Jay Z and Justin Timberlake‘s “Holy Grail”…

Newest Heat member Toney Douglas went with Montell Jordan‘s “Let’s Ride,” while LeBron James and James Jones did some background dancing…

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Roger Mason Jr. To Add Suffix To Jersey

Miami Heat Media Day 2013

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — What’s in a name? Plenty, if you’re an NBA player. For instance, consider the Heat’s Roger Mason, Jr. Named for his late father who passed away at a young age, according to the Miami Herald for years Mason Jr. made sure announcers and box scores included the “Jr.” after “Mason,” as a tribute to his father. But the NBA had never allowed suffixes on jerseys, and so “Mason Jr.” had to be just “Mason.”

But as we found out late last week, after lobbying the League with the help of the Heat franchise, this season Mason Jr. will become the first NBA player to have a suffix on his jersey. Perhaps this is something of a movement among sports leagues, as last season the NFL allowed Robert Griffin III to become the first NFL player to wear roman numerals on a jersey.

According to the Herald

Mason will wear his newly fashioned jersey on Tuesday in the Heat’s regular-season opener against the Chicago Bulls. He debuted his new jersey Friday in the Heat’ final preseason game.

“It was very thoughtful of this organization to come to me and ask me,” Mason said. “They know the story and they know my father died at a young age. … The league did it, and I appreciate the league doing it, and I appreciate this organization pushing for it.”