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td0tsfinest
02-05-2009, 04:40 PM
Like the title says.

I've always liked the Mavericks and Warriors.
The Thunder has got to be one of the worst names for a team.

abe_froman
02-05-2009, 04:42 PM
worst name:new orleans hornets,with those two hard s's right after each other,that does not roll off the tongue well

DrDEADalready
02-05-2009, 04:43 PM
There's alot of dumb names. Like what the hell is a Laker? a Celtic?or a trailblazer? a Jazz? a Knick? a Pacer? what are those things?

jrodmesche
02-05-2009, 04:49 PM
well celtic is irich and there theme is like that so that names not bad and the lakers were originally in minasota i think and theres alot of lakes there so there

abe_froman
02-05-2009, 04:51 PM
There's alot of dumb names. Like what the hell is a Laker? a Celtic?or a trailblazer? a Jazz? a Knick? a Pacer? what are those things?

laker is from back when they were in mn.(land of 10,000 lakes)
celtics:from the celtic isles,a nod to the large irish pop on boston
trailblazer:another name for a pioneer,and nod to pioneers that traveled the oregon trail west(oregon where portland is)
jazz:because they were from n.o.,which is known for jazz.but loses meaning in utah,where i bet there's no one playing jazz in the entire state
knickerbocker:19th century term for nyers

_Sn1P3r_
02-05-2009, 04:55 PM
Thunder is the worst name IMO. 'Mavericks' sounds sick.

Trouble87
02-05-2009, 04:57 PM
There's alot of dumb names. Like what the hell is a Laker? a Celtic?or a trailblazer? a Jazz? a Knick? a Pacer? what are those things?

Minneapolis Lakers - cause of the great lakes in that area.... team name didnt change when the moved

Boston Celtic - Reps for the large Irish immigrant population that was in boston at the time

Portalnd Trailblazer- that one is self explanitory its makes perfect sense

NY Knicks aka Knickerbockers - It reps for the oldest families of NY residents (mostly immigrants) who referred to themselves as Knickerbockers... had something to do with a character in a old story

New Orleans Jazz - Just like the Lakers the team name didnt change when they changed cities

Indiana Pacers - I'm assuming they set the pace in games? I have no idea but it might have something to do with game tempo. Like a pace car in a race... it sets the standard

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Best Name - Warriors

Worst Name - Thunder

Iggydelphia
02-05-2009, 04:58 PM
best: nuggets

worst: Hornets

Punkindrublic03
02-05-2009, 05:03 PM
Best: Supersonics

worst: Thunder

pippsux
02-05-2009, 05:04 PM
Best name Boston Celtics
Worst name Utah Jazz

The_905
02-05-2009, 05:20 PM
Best name is the New York Knickerbockers

Worst name is the Toronto Raptors
- its such an expansion type name and has nothing to do with the city..

DrDEADalready
02-05-2009, 05:28 PM
OKC thunder is by far the dumbest name though. I was thinking they should have been called OKC Outlaws. Now thats a sick *** name.

Tulanehockey
02-05-2009, 05:31 PM
OKC thunder is by far the dumbest name though. I was thinking they should have been called OKC Outlaws. Now thats a sick *** name.

They would be leading the league in memorabilia sales if they were called the Outlaws.

DrDEADalready
02-05-2009, 05:32 PM
I'd but a OKC jersey if there name was OUTLAWS.

Punkindrublic03
02-05-2009, 05:43 PM
a better name for OKC woulda been the OKC Uniballers!

carter15
02-05-2009, 05:46 PM
how bout the new jersey Nets....there my fav team..but i never got y they were the nets.

DrDEADalready
02-05-2009, 05:47 PM
If you could rename your own favorite team. what name would you choose?

ink
02-05-2009, 05:49 PM
Best names:

Celtics
Knicks
Bulls
Pistons
Suns
Magic is pretty good

Worst names:
Thunder
Raptors
Bobcats
Bucks
Most of the animal names except the Bulls

ink
02-05-2009, 05:50 PM
how bout the new jersey Nets....there my fav team..but i never got y they were the nets.

Think hoop. ;)

Lone Maverick
02-05-2009, 09:45 PM
Best: Mavericks

Worst: Thunder

Thunder just doesn't sound right.

"I'm a Thunder"

Singular names are weak imo.

JJ81
02-05-2009, 09:46 PM
Best: Lakers, Warriors
Worst: Bobcats, Thunder

VCaintdead17
02-05-2009, 10:19 PM
I always liked the supersonics, the hawks are a little bland

philab
02-05-2009, 10:19 PM
Best: Knicks, Lakers, Cavaliers, Jazz, Trailblazers, Spurs, Supersonics -- oh, wait.

Worst: Magic, Thunder, Timberwolves

Lizard King
02-05-2009, 10:46 PM
Maverick's would've sounded much more badass, if it wasn't for Palin.

I like the Rocket's name.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-05-2009, 10:53 PM
I don't like Pacers, Thunder, Bobcats, and a couple others

I either like everything else or they are okay

I like Knickerbockers. IMO Sounds better than just knicks

jacquewho?
02-05-2009, 10:58 PM
Nets, Hawks, Bobcats, Hornets, Bucks, Pistons, and Spurs are bleh.

I really like Magic, Cavs, Jazz, 76ers, and Blazers.

Vinny642
02-05-2009, 11:01 PM
LOL Wuts so bad bout the Hornets?
Names that suck are... Thunder Pacer... Laker... Clippers( Wut r they barbers?)

LanceUpperCut
02-05-2009, 11:33 PM
Grizzlies,Magic,hornet's don't like
Knicks, Celtics, Pistons I like, even though if an expansion team tried to use a name like lakers or knicks we all probly find it kind of dumb.

Theanswer76
02-05-2009, 11:34 PM
im surprised no one said it but i hate the wizards name but there my fav team. Id rather have bullets

td0tsfinest
02-05-2009, 11:41 PM
You know whats weird, reading everyones comments, the lowest common denominator happens to be Thunder. Seems like no one likes that name, so why did the organization chose it?

philab
02-05-2009, 11:52 PM
how bout the new jersey Nets....there my fav team..but i never got y they were the nets.

. . . because there is a net on a basketball hoop and the owners were not creative.

iangallagher29
02-05-2009, 11:58 PM
. . . because there is a net on a basketball hoop and the owners were not creative.
no they wanted it to rhyme with surrounding teams in the NY are like the Mets and Jets. Best: Pistons Worst: clippers

sacgiants1213
02-06-2009, 12:05 AM
thunder is a horrible name. I like the 'celtics' the best.

Kaptain Kanada
02-06-2009, 12:07 AM
Bobcats is the coolest because the owner's name is Bob.

The Toronto Teacher'sPensionFundCats just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Big Zo
02-06-2009, 12:07 AM
Best: Miami Heat.

Worst: Utah Jazz. Sorry, but mormons aren't exactly known for jazz music.

Kyben36
02-06-2009, 12:08 AM
Im surprised Nobody has said anything bad about the 76ers, What is their mascot, a Number. Nets, I thought about that in bed. are they actualy The basketball NET. Im not a fan of the Knicks. Id be cooler as the Kicks. I think the Timberwolves is pretty Dumb. Why Timber wolves and not just wolves. I personaly hate the heat, not because of their Name, but more because of their Mascot. Doesnt it look like a Penis.

No other name realy pisses makes me mad.

MooseWithFleas
02-06-2009, 12:13 AM
Excluding my home team...

Best: Rockets
Worst: Thunder, Bobcats

dre1990
02-06-2009, 12:19 AM
Best: Piston AND Celtic's, has to do with the city's history

Worst
Magic

carter15
02-06-2009, 12:21 AM
Think hoop. ;)

lol its just strange..u dont c a baseball team called the bats...or a hockey team the sticks...usually its not an item from the sport :p..in fact i think the nets r the only ones.

hotpotato1092
02-06-2009, 12:22 AM
How is the Thunder not the worst name? They sound like a ****ing WNBA team, and they play like one too. Knicks, Celtics and Lakers are best just because they're so classic.

pd7631
02-06-2009, 12:23 AM
Best- 76ers

Really good- Celtics, Lakers(when it applied), Knicks, Supersonics, Rockets, TrailBlazers, Nets, Warriors, Pacers, Pistons......and any other team name that applies to the city they play in

Awful-Thunder, Raptors, Hornets, Bobcats, Wizards.......basically any name that was basically just thrown in there and has nothing to do with the place they play in

hihellohi765
02-06-2009, 12:25 AM
I think Thunder is alright personally. Its better than a lot of names out there.

Such as the Clippers, or Pacers.

td0tsfinest
02-06-2009, 12:28 AM
Best: Miami Heat.

Worst: Utah Jazz. Sorry, but mormons aren't exactly known for jazz music.

It would have been great if the team stayed in New Orleans plus that name just belongs with New Orleans.

JordanPippen
02-06-2009, 12:31 AM
I always liked the teams where you don't know what their meaning is... ala knicks, lakers.

i'd go with the knicks though

oshea225
02-06-2009, 12:39 AM
best - celtics
worst - thunder

still1ballin
02-06-2009, 12:45 AM
Best: Lakers
Worst: Celtics

jtlive2006
02-06-2009, 12:46 AM
Best: Bulls

Worst: Thunder


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Gup
02-06-2009, 12:55 AM
Best name is the New York Knickerbockers

Worst name is the Toronto Raptors
- its such an expansion type name and has nothing to do with the city..

Raptors are scary!! haha

Gup
02-06-2009, 12:56 AM
Best name - Mavs
Worst name - Suns

sguglie2
02-06-2009, 01:13 AM
gotta be the Utah Jazz, once they left NO they should have had the sense to change their name, and if not at least make the logo match up

Pau for Geico
02-06-2009, 01:15 AM
Whats a 76er? Like really?

THINKBLUE15
02-06-2009, 01:43 AM
Best- Lakers, Celtics

Worst- Thunder

KeithLBC
02-06-2009, 01:51 AM
Best- Suns, Heat, Trailblazers

Worst- Wizards, Grizzlies, Nuggets, Cavaliers

Dol-Fan
02-06-2009, 02:00 AM
You know whats weird, reading everyones comments, the lowest common denominator happens to be Thunder. Seems like no one likes that name, so why did the organization chose it?

Maybe there's a lot of thunderstorms in Oklahoma? Just like how there's a lot of Raptors in Toronto. And on my last trip to Memphis I didn't see a lot of Grizzlies...

Mavericks, Spurs, Lakers, Celtics, Knicks, Cavaliers are all cool names.

Draco
02-06-2009, 02:01 AM
Worst: Wizards.. They went from Bullets to Wizards. :rolleyes:

DODGERS&LAKERS
02-06-2009, 02:08 AM
Lakers are a cool name, but I have not seen a Lake in all my years of living in L.A.
I like the Bulls name. And their uniforms are pretty sweet as well

SunsBearsfan
02-06-2009, 02:28 AM
Worst: def would be Thunder
Best: Phoenix Suns (fits well wit state/ and being a little biased)
Dallas Mavericks

mike_noodles
02-06-2009, 07:26 AM
Best name - Warriors

Worst Name - Grizzlies (no Grizzlies in Memphis), Jazz (no Jazz in Utah) or Lakers.

Tom81
02-06-2009, 07:28 AM
Best SUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DenButsu
02-06-2009, 08:34 AM
Those in the know :smoking: know it's the Nuggets. :cool:

Tom81
02-06-2009, 08:39 AM
I like spurs too....:whistle:

JayW_1023
02-06-2009, 08:43 AM
Grizzlies is by far the worst.

FarOutIos
02-06-2009, 09:09 AM
If you could rename your own favorite team. what name would you choose?

This should be a new thread topic... could be hilarious. My team is Sacramento... so... Sacramento Shizzle? Not sure. I'm a little too old to be cool...

Tho I think LA Legit would be a cool name...
Maybe Boston Bling...

Tblaze
02-06-2009, 09:24 AM
Bad names: Thunder, bobcats, Wizards, Jazz, grizzles (Vancouver Grizzles sounded cool, but not memphis, Raptors, Clippers.

Hellcrooner
02-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Celtics: Cool and Fitting.

Knicks: Ok name.

Sixers: Historic to the city so ok.

Nets: a bit lame.

Raptors: Horrible, Jurassic park was 15 years ago, its turned old, i would change it.

Bulls: Im not much into it.

Pistons: Not a big fan of the name.

Cavaliers: Ok

Pacers: Ok

Bucks: Not feeling it.

Heat: Cool

Magic: Very Lame!

Wizzards: hate it, go back to the BULLETS!!!!

Bobcats: i dont really like animal names except for the...

Hawks: :D

Lakers: Wacky, being a fan does not make me blind :p

Clippers: Even Worst

Warriors: Fine name.

Suns: Lame

Kings: Very Good.

Spurs: Good

Mavericks: Good

rockets: Very good name.

Grizllies. Second worst to the Raptors.

Hornets: well....passable

Blazers: Classy

Thunder: No comment.

Wolves: Good name.

Jazz: I like it but would make more sense smwhere else.

Nuggets: OK

Mile High Champ
02-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Indiana is called the pacers in tribute to their culture of auto racing. The Pace car is the car that leads the cars around the track under cuation, they dictate the speed of other cars on the track.. The team name Makes sense, Pacers a great name.

Mile High Champ
02-06-2009, 12:49 PM
Bobcats, Clippers and Thunder are the worst in my mind by far.

WadeCounty
02-06-2009, 01:07 PM
My favorite is gold state warriors, I hate the 76ers name and logo

and I really hate the miami heats logo too -.-

Lizard King
02-06-2009, 04:12 PM
I can't believe I forgot about the Kings. The best name out there.

EX-TREME
02-06-2009, 06:58 PM
The best : magic , philly , heat , kings , pacer , warriors, rockets

the worst : raptors , thunder , clippers

dolfan720
02-06-2009, 07:18 PM
well celtic is irich and there theme is like that so that names not bad and the lakers were originally in minasota i think and theres alot of lakes there so there

wassup jared (lepercons I got jason Richerson) I think the worst name is the knick wtf is a knick and the best is the houston Rockets it just flows smoothly!

dolfan720
02-06-2009, 07:19 PM
*** the spurs are the worst name *******

fairandbalanced
02-06-2009, 08:33 PM
I love Miami's heat baby, or maybe I am a Miami Heat fan. Which ever way you put it, the Heat is da best baby. Worst: Supersonic..........I mean what the heck is that. And the Kings are second best, simply because they are the Queens to the King.... L A Lake show..

ProdigyI
02-06-2009, 08:35 PM
what about the OKC Bombers......just kidddddddddiiin

xanderyear
02-06-2009, 08:52 PM
Like someone else mentions, I love the teams that have names that deal with their city, or ones where they came from. The Pacers, just for the record, were named that because one of the original owners was a big horse racing enthusiast (harness racing has terms referring to 'pacer' within it), and for the link to the indy 500 with the pace car.

homestarunner93
02-06-2009, 09:11 PM
Best- 76ers

Really good- Celtics, Lakers(when it applied), Knicks, Supersonics, Rockets, TrailBlazers, Nets, Warriors, Pacers, Pistons......and any other team name that applies to the city they play in

Awful-Thunder, Raptors, Hornets, Bobcats, Wizards.......basically any name that was basically just thrown in there and has nothing to do with the place they play in

Charlotte has a history of cat names for their teams: Panthers, Wildcats (Davidson), and then they added the Bobcats. Gotcha!

TURBOGOD
02-06-2009, 09:19 PM
Best: Celtics

Worst: Lakers

The Answer3
02-06-2009, 09:24 PM
Best: Heat, 76ers

Worst: Thunder

SplenidSplinter
02-06-2009, 09:26 PM
Best Name= Orlando Magic-just goes with the whole Walt Disney theme, and the whole Orlando area

Worst Name=Utah Jazz-when they moved to Utah way back when, they should have ditched the name. I have been to Utah a few times, and have yet to hear any Jazz. Then again, I dont hear Jazz most places, so this could be a mute point. Still, New Orleans Jazz makes more sense.

ink
02-06-2009, 09:37 PM
Best Name= Orlando Magic-just goes with the whole Walt Disney theme, and the whole Orlando area

Worst Name=Utah Jazz-when they moved to Utah way back when, they should have ditched the name. I have been to Utah a few times, and have yet to hear any Jazz. Then again, I dont hear Jazz most places, so this could be a mute point. Still, New Orleans Jazz makes more sense.

They should trade names back ...

NO trades Hornets name + 1st round draft pick to Utah for Jazz name back.

NYMetros
02-06-2009, 09:39 PM
I like the Knicks, Mavericks and Celtics names.

MiamiHeat
02-06-2009, 09:40 PM
my favorite of course is Heat :)
I also like the Warriors, Kings

worst names
Thunder,Bobcats

JerzeyFresh
02-06-2009, 09:47 PM
why are the 76ers called the 76ers

braveniler58
02-06-2009, 09:52 PM
Best: Magic, Suns (biased ftw), Celtics

Worst: Thunder (:pity:), Clippers, Lakers.

dolfan720
02-06-2009, 09:56 PM
I think Thunder is alright personally. Its better than a lot of names out there.

Such as the Clippers, or Pacers.

agreed agreed or the spurs thats a horrible name

pd7631
02-06-2009, 10:29 PM
why are the 76ers called the 76ers


It's called basic US history folks......what year did we declare our independence?.......if you guessed 1776 you would be correct, if you did not know that and you're from America, you need help...

anyway, Philadelphia was the location of the First Continental Congress which made it's home in Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed....

So, the name 76ers comes from the year 1776, just like the 49ers team name comes from the California gold rush in 1849.....the name 76ers was picked in a contest when the Syracuse Nationals became the 76ers

USMCLaker
02-06-2009, 11:27 PM
Best names in order:

1. Warriors (Why, Warriors nuff said)
2. Lakers (Gotta be a homer sometimes)
3. Knicks (Just sounds cool)
4. 76ers (Patriotic value)
5. Nets (For being the most basketball related)
6. Bulls (Tough and rugged animal)
7. Hawks (Just sounds cool)
8. Kings (Just fun to call them the queens)

Worst

In no particular order:

Clippers (Weak)
Rockets (Sounds too much like Pocket Rocket)
Wizards (Gay)
Hornets (Named after a bug, don't get that)
Bobcats (Weak)

Korman12
02-07-2009, 03:52 AM
Yeah, I really would have liked OKC better if they were the Outlaws, that being said I still don't think the Thunder is the worst name, even if it's still pretty bad.

I think the Wizards is far and away the worst team name. One because they were the Bullets, one of the best professional sports team names I've ever heard. And two, Hell a Wizard is just lame. There's nothing remotely threatening about a Wizard to any adult human being.

Master Mind
02-07-2009, 03:57 AM
Miami Heat---The logo's awesome too...

Roy31
02-07-2009, 04:13 AM
best Chicago Bulls
worst Detroit Pistons

Iron24th
02-07-2009, 04:22 AM
there's alot of dumb names. Like what the hell is a laker? A celtic?or a trailblazer? A jazz? A knick? A pacer? What are those things?

loool

Iron24th
02-07-2009, 04:24 AM
Best: Supersonics

worst: Thunder

Agree with those two.

ModusOperandi
02-07-2009, 05:35 AM
You seriously don't know what a Celtic is? It should be Celts; there's a lot of history behind it man.

Just an EDIT; but I agree about the Raptors. I dig the logo but it would be more fitting for the franchise to have been called the Huskies.

mvp24crp
02-07-2009, 06:43 AM
Best name: Los Angeles Lakers..... Duh !!!

mvp24crp
02-07-2009, 06:48 AM
Best name: Los Angeles Lakers..... Duh !!!

td0tsfinest
02-07-2009, 01:37 PM
You seriously don't know what a Celtic is? It should be Celts; there's a lot of history behind it man.

Just an EDIT; but I agree about the Raptors. I dig the logo but it would be more fitting for the franchise to have been called the Huskies.

definitely agree with you. The franchise should have kept the Huskies name. They should have a throwback game and wear those jerseys.

ATX
02-07-2009, 02:30 PM
Not to be homer, but I honestly have always loved the name the Heat. It's a double entendre, and that's always cool. It's one of like seven teams in all the four proffesional sports that doesn't end with an s.

I have to agree that the Thunder is just bad, cheesy....but that's what I'd expect from those clever Okahomans.

xabial
02-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Whats a 76er? Like really?

The franchise is located in philadelphia, and is named the 76ers..Hmm? add 1 and 1 ;P
Its Named after the year 1776
(decleration of independence, Formation of our nation happened in philidelphia)