The Timberwolves’ newly remodeled Target Center locker room designed to impress both current players and future free agents alike arranges lockers circularly. Each includes a lighted plate bearing the player’s first and last name.
Except for one: 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.
When told the one-name thing worked pretty well for Elvis and Prince, Muhammad laughed and said, “Those are some pretty big shoes to fill.”