Paul Millsap didn’t even notice it.
His jersey hung in his locker with his last name misspelled. Oh, for an extra ‘L.’
Millsap wore the ill-fated jersey to start Wednesday’s game against the Jazz. The error – with his last name spelled ‘Milsap’ – was quickly discovered by the Hawks and replaced during the first timeout.
Millsap said following the game that he was unaware of the error. He said the Hawks staff told him that he had blood on the jersey and needed to replace it. They feared not break his rhythm with the truth. Good thing. He was on his way to a 30-point, 17-rebound game.
The error was discovered by a television viewer who posted a photo on Twitter.
It was the second time this week that an NBA player had his name misspelled on his uniform. The Pistons’ Andre Drummond had an incorrect jersey – spelled ‘Drummund’ - during a game.
It appears the error was on the part of adidas, who supplies the NBA with uniforms.