Shabazz Muhammad of the Timberwolves wants to legally change his name

He wants to be known by one word.
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Shabazz Muhammad is in his fifth season with the Timberwolves.

Shabazz Muhammad is in his fifth season with the Timberwolves.

Shabazz Muhammad has apparently had enough of being called, Shabazz Muhammad.

Instead, the Timberwolves forward wants to be known as, "Bazz." 

Forget the "Sha" and see ya later "Muhammad." He's a one name kind of guy. 

Muhammad told Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune on Friday that he just likes being called Bazz and everyone already calls him that anyway, so he might as well make it legal. 

He's just Bazz to the Timberwolves

In Minnesota's newly remodeled locker rooms at the Target Center, each player has a nameplate above their locker with their first and last name, except for Muhammad. His simply says, "Bazz."

The former first-round pick is in his fifth season with the Wolves and has averaged nearly 10 points per game in his career.

Other athletes who have changed their names: 

  • Ron Artest: Metta World Peace
  • Chad Johnson: Chad Ochocinco.

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