Soon, Muhammad will put some of that history – or at least the name associated with it – behind him.
Reserve forward Shabazz Muhammad’s just reads “Bazz” for a reason.
Muhammad said before Friday’s 119-116 victory over Oklahoma City that he intends to legally change his name to just the short, single nickname.
“I just like it,” he said. “Everybody calls me that anyway.”
He said he’s not sure how involved the process is and now long it will be before the name change becomes official and he will be introduced at Target Center and elsewhere as such.
I doubt Muhammad’s decision is as simple as he makes it sound. Name changes usually aren’t. But if he’s more comfortable as just Bazz, more power to him.