Minnesota Timberwolves: Shabazz Muhammad to change name to simply ‘Bazz’

SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 05: Shabazz Muhammad (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 05: Shabazz Muhammad (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Timberwolves may no longer have Shabazz Muhammad, they soon may just simply have Bazz.

The Minnesota Timberwolves played their first overtime game on Monday evening in an eventual win over the Miami Heat. While the Timberwolves needed an extra frame of basketball to claim victory, a member of their bench is shortening things up considerably.

According to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, Shabazz Muhammad will soon be changing his legal name to simply ‘Bazz’. A one name star, in the eyes of the law, potentially, anyway.

While a lot of stars in recent NBA history have been known by a single name (Kobe, LeBron, Dirk, Shaq) none have legally changed their name to simply just a single name. This is uncharted territory, friends.

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Bazz told Zgoda that everyone calls him ‘Bazz’ anyway, so he might as well change it. Bazz did not know how long the legal process would take to change his name, though. Let’s hope this epic move happens soon.

Just imagine, soon you’ll be able to get a Timberwolves jersey with Bazz on the back. So, frankly, this needs to get done by Christmas so I have something to put on my list.

Bazz has not had the greatest of seasons coming off the bench for Tom Thibodeau. So far he is only averaging four points a game. Bazz has only scored over four points in a game once so far in seven games for the Wolves this season, Bazz scored 14 against the Indiana Pacers in a game that saw his minutes increase with the absence of Jimmy Butler. The UCLA product has only grabbed more than two rebounds in one game this season and has only totaled three assists in seven games.

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It is clear that the artist formerly known as Shabazz Muhammad needs to pick it up while coming off the bench for the Wolves. What is also clear is that Bazz is soon going to have the best name in all of the NBA.