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BuddhaMONK
07-04-2012, 11:52 PM
What is the worst team name in the NBA?

justinnum1
07-04-2012, 11:53 PM
jazz

fadedmario
07-04-2012, 11:53 PM
The Jazz.

Only because of where the team name should be (New Orleans). Lakers is right up there too.

TrAv=MaGiCfReAk
07-04-2012, 11:55 PM
I gotta go with my own team.. the magic ... Its just lame and boring ... I get it cause we are by disney and all but still ... G. A. Y

koreancabbage
07-04-2012, 11:55 PM
i'm a raptors fan but raptors take the cake. this is not jurassic park LOL

lakers4sho
07-04-2012, 11:55 PM
pistons

Hellcrooner
07-04-2012, 11:56 PM
1 raptors
2 grizzlies
3 thunder

black1605
07-04-2012, 11:57 PM
Charlotte not even on the list? I'm honored!

It just came out tonight that we are making a big push to sign Dragic. He would be great for us. We need a tall pass first point guard desperately.


Marc J. Spears: Bobcats making hard run at HOU free agent G Goran Dragic, source tells Y! Dragic spoke to CHA exec Rod Higgins tonight. Hou,PHX still in mix Twitter

I doubt we get him, but it's awesome to see us pursuing players of his caliber.

EDIT: I swear I read the thread title five times as "worst team in the NBA". Either way, I'm shocked that Bobcats isn't on the list.

SportsFanatic10
07-04-2012, 11:58 PM
theres alot of bad ones imo. jazz is the worst though. 76ers/bobcats/spurs/lakers are pretty bad

pd7631
07-04-2012, 11:59 PM
I gotta go with my own team.. the magic ... Its just lame and boring ... I get it cause we are by disney and all but still ... G. A. Y

Using the word gay to mean dumb or stupid....NOT COOL. It's not creative. It's offensive to gay people. And you're better than that.

Think B4 you speak.


Had to do it lol.

BALLER R
07-05-2012, 12:00 AM
Why is there only 4 options. The poll doesn't fit the Title.

pd7631
07-05-2012, 12:01 AM
theres alot of bad ones imo. jazz is the worst though. 76ers/bobcats/spurs/lakers are pretty bad

Your list sucks. Bobcats are the only dumb team name out of the 4.

popo85
07-05-2012, 12:02 AM
Using the word gay to mean dumb or stupid....NOT COOL. It's not creative. It's offensive to gay people. And you're better than that.

Think B4 you speak.


Had to do it lol.

Will you be signing with the Lakers Mr Hill:p

black1605
07-05-2012, 12:03 AM
Bobcats is awful, hence my title.

BuddhaMONK
07-05-2012, 12:03 AM
Your list sucks. Bobcats are the only dumb team name out of the 4.

spurs is pretty bad...

YouCan'tBeatLA
07-05-2012, 12:04 AM
The pisstons.

pd7631
07-05-2012, 12:05 AM
I can't decide between Raptors and Wizards, but they're definitely the worst 2.

SportsFanatic10
07-05-2012, 12:05 AM
Your list sucks. Bobcats are the only dumb team name out of the 4.

in your opinion

*Superman*
07-05-2012, 12:06 AM
Nuggets, Jazz, Bobcats

Wizards and Magic are pretty kiddy too.

SportsFanatic10
07-05-2012, 12:06 AM
I can't decide between Raptors and Wizards, but they're definitely the worst 2.

your list sucks those are both good names

pd7631
07-05-2012, 12:11 AM
your list sucks those are both good names

No way dude, your list sucks

Gritz
07-05-2012, 12:11 AM
Thunder, named after a sound, wtf

DeyAce
07-05-2012, 12:12 AM
Bobcats and Thunder

Ty Fast
07-05-2012, 12:16 AM
the wizards and its not even close

Slimsim
07-05-2012, 12:20 AM
Knicks lol

JWO35
07-05-2012, 12:20 AM
Lakers & Clippers

Bulls_fan90
07-05-2012, 12:21 AM
Bring back the Washington Bullets. Best name in the NBA.

soonabooma
07-05-2012, 12:22 AM
Pistons, without a doubt.

fadedmario
07-05-2012, 12:23 AM
Bring back the Washington Bullets. Best name in the NBA.

Best jerseys too

nicegoing
07-05-2012, 12:23 AM
Using the word gay to mean dumb or stupid....NOT COOL. It's not creative. It's offensive to gay people. And you're better than that.

Think B4 you speak.


Had to do it lol.

Grant Hill has a PSD account??

fadedmario
07-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Thunder is really stupid too.

LA_Raiders
07-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Dont forget about Dallas...

bholly
07-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Spurs is one of the great team names. No idea how some of you guys came to think the way you do, but I'm glad it didn't happen to me.

bholly
07-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Using the word gay to mean dumb or stupid....NOT COOL. It's not creative. It's offensive to gay people. And you're better than that.

Think B4 you speak.


Had to do it lol.

+1. Good man.

nicegoing
07-05-2012, 12:25 AM
What's a Knickerbocker is my question.

JWO35
07-05-2012, 12:25 AM
That commercial is hilarious, "Your moves are just gay"

Who the **** says that :laugh:

D-Leethal
07-05-2012, 12:26 AM
Bobcats

D-Leethal
07-05-2012, 12:27 AM
What's a Knickerbocker is my question.

First Dutch pilgrims who settled in NY.

Gators123
07-05-2012, 12:28 AM
I hate all NBA team names.

--23--
07-05-2012, 12:34 AM
Bobcats, Raptors & Wizards

LA_Raiders
07-05-2012, 12:35 AM
I hate all NBA team names.

x2

Structures
07-05-2012, 12:40 AM
Clippers and Thunder for me.

I hate the clippers colors/logo. A blue/red basketball? I know it's some sort of boat but it seems so tacky. They should change things up, new colors and logo.

Thunder because it sounds like a WNBA name.

BuddhaMONK
07-05-2012, 12:42 AM
Don't get why everyone thinks bobcats is such a bad name...they got bobcats in north carolina...There's far dumber names than that like memphis (doesn't have grizzles), or Toronto raptors (raptors weren't in Toronto even when they did exist)

Sinattle
07-05-2012, 12:44 AM
Best names: Celtics, Bulls, Nets, Wolves

Worst: Cavs, Thunder, Bobcats, Grizzlies, Wizards, Raptors

greg_ory_2005
07-05-2012, 12:54 AM
I can't lie, whoever came up with the Raptors team name was an idiot.

mvb815
07-05-2012, 12:56 AM
what a stupid thread

"what's the worst team name out of the 4 i think are the worst" -op

Toastyy
07-05-2012, 12:57 AM
The future hornets name, spirits or angels... Sounds like a WNBA game

Shareeb_omac2
07-05-2012, 12:58 AM
Bobcats and Thunder.

BoSox47
07-05-2012, 01:01 AM
I was always confused why celtics are prounounced incorrectly

aztr0
07-05-2012, 01:03 AM
Nuggets.

tht_one_guy
07-05-2012, 02:11 AM
What's a Knickerbocker is my question.

knickerbocker describes the type of pants the first dutch settlers wore which were pants tht were rolled up to just below the knee aslo known as knickers

tht_one_guy
07-05-2012, 02:13 AM
Raptors, Wizards, Nets

BuddhaMONK
07-05-2012, 02:22 AM
what a stupid thread

"what's the worst team name out of the 4 i think are the worst" -op

I wanted to add more but someone voted before I could edit it.

jmoney85
07-05-2012, 02:23 AM
lakers

iamsteel
07-05-2012, 02:30 AM
knickerbocker describes the type of pants the first dutch settlers wore which were pants tht were rolled up to just below the knee aslo known as knickers

This, by far, is the worst name. A word that's hundreds of years old and that few people even know what it means.

popo85
07-05-2012, 02:34 AM
lakers

obsession

Pens_fan_21
07-05-2012, 02:37 AM
Why is Raptors one of the choices? Am I missing something here?

jmoney85
07-05-2012, 02:38 AM
obsession

stop stalking me before I tell my parents

bearadonisdna
07-05-2012, 02:38 AM
What the heck is a heat?

I dont think raptors is that bad. They have built some good talent but everybody bolts. V.Carter, TMac, and Bosh.

xk4
07-05-2012, 02:39 AM
Clippers
Mavericks
Cavaliers
Trail Blazers
Pacers
Nets
Kings

.....oh and Rockets.

Boozerguy47
07-05-2012, 02:52 AM
Thunder. :)

blastmasta26
07-05-2012, 02:58 AM
Knicks are definitely up there. Pacers as well, like what is that supposed to mean? The team paces themselves to victory? Lol. Bobcats seems non-intimidating, Jazz doesn't fit, and most people probably don't know what a Clipper is.

Also, a couple people mentioned Pistons but I think that's a great name. It alludes to the automotive industry of Detroit, while providing a double entendre with a representative animal.

--23--
07-05-2012, 03:15 AM
I forgot about the Hornets & Nuggets

BuddhaMONK
07-05-2012, 03:25 AM
Why is Raptors one of the choices? Am I missing something here?

because it's an extinct dinosaur that looks like barney(F*cking embarrassing)..Also real raptors don't even look like that they got feathers, that's just what hollywood made them look like (without the red).

Philapsychosis
07-05-2012, 03:31 AM
The dude that said the 76ers probably doesn't even get the name haha. We're definitely not the worst named team of the NBA. Think that goes to either the raptors or the wizards. Sad, cus the Bullets was such a great name

JasonJohnHorn
07-05-2012, 03:33 AM
Is this a troll? Seriously? The worst teams aren't even on the list. And the Spurs? They just finished with the best record in the league?

Charlotte was the worst, and they still are.

Although, after the offseason Dallas has been having, I'm going to guess they are going to have a huge drop in the standings this season.

--23--
07-05-2012, 03:34 AM
because it's an extinct dinosaur that looks like barney(F*cking embarrassing)..Also real raptors don't even look like that they got feathers, that's just what hollywood made them look like (without the red).

:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

Korman12
07-05-2012, 04:31 AM
The Wizards is a horrific name.

Cfrey
07-05-2012, 04:40 AM
the worst team name in the league is the ****ing thunder lol lets be honest

Cfrey
07-05-2012, 04:41 AM
like is there only thunder in oklahoma city...? i swore i heard some rumblings in the sky yesterday.. must not have been thunder

Angelus™
07-05-2012, 04:57 AM
Out of those choices, i would say Wizards. Doesnt really seem to me like an NBA team name even though it in fact is

passittome
07-05-2012, 05:07 AM
Memphis grizzles. No historical, geographical significance. Actually very ironic name though i realize they relocated. the nets are a name I haven't heard mentioned. Or the timberwolves.

Bruno
07-05-2012, 05:21 AM
bobcats.

eternal slumber
07-05-2012, 05:29 AM
bobcats, and it's not even close

Vikes_Fan04
07-05-2012, 05:41 AM
From what I remember they're called the Bobcats because of the old owner Bob Johnson. He chose that name so that the team would sound like Bob's Cats.

Laker Legend42
07-05-2012, 05:53 AM
The Jazz.

Only because of where the team name should be (New Orleans). Lakers is right up there too.

agreed:)

Knicks21
07-05-2012, 05:58 AM
Is this a troll? Seriously? The worst teams aren't even on the list. And the Spurs? They just finished with the best record in the league?

Charlotte was the worst, and they still are.

Although, after the offseason Dallas has been having, I'm going to guess they are going to have a huge drop in the standings this season.

:confused:

RLundi
07-05-2012, 07:29 AM
Using the word gay to mean dumb or stupid....NOT COOL. It's not creative. It's offensive to gay people. And you're better than that.

Think B4 you speak.


Had to do it lol.

:clap:

mark1125
07-05-2012, 07:52 AM
Is this a troll? Seriously? The worst teams aren't even on the list. And the Spurs? They just finished with the best record in the league?

Charlotte was the worst, and they still are.

Although, after the offseason Dallas has been having, I'm going to guess they are going to have a huge drop in the standings this season.

Did you even read one word of the thread?

Stupid topic? Yes, but at least read what the topic is before playing mod and screaming troll.

tcav701
07-05-2012, 07:54 AM
Well Jazz in Utah makes no sense, LA doesnt have many lakes and Memphis doesnt have many grizzly bears.

So I'll go with them simply because they are illogical.

FlakeyFool
07-05-2012, 08:44 AM
How many more threads are you going to make about this?

GoPacers33
07-05-2012, 10:00 AM
Raptors

AntiG
07-05-2012, 11:05 AM
Lakers. A Laker means a Minnesotan, a resident of the state nicknamed "The Land of A Thousand Lakes."

Think about it, they are the Los Angeles Minnesotans. You don't get any worse than that.

That's like when the Dallas Texans moved to KC and didn't rename themselves to the Chiefs.

Hustla23
07-05-2012, 01:57 PM
From what I remember they're called the Bobcats because of the old owner Bob Johnson. He chose that name so that the team would sound like Bob's Cats.
That's so freakin' gay. :laugh:

I Rock Shaqs
07-05-2012, 02:12 PM
Worst name= Wizards, pretty sure that's what KKK members are called.
Best Name= Trailblazers, they just are.

NYSPORTSALLDAY
07-05-2012, 02:46 PM
Thunder/Wizards/Jazz/Magic sound pretty lame I think.

Blitzbolt
07-05-2012, 02:50 PM
I think the Jazz and Grizzlies should just flip names.

Memphis Elvis and music and the Utah has like a million grizzlies.

YashBoone
07-05-2012, 03:27 PM
knickerbocker describes the type of pants the first dutch settlers wore which were pants tht were rolled up to just below the knee aslo known as knickers

This, by far, is the worst name. A word that's hundreds of years old and that few people even know what it means.

What's a laker?

nicegoing
07-05-2012, 03:31 PM
What's a laker?
The name carried over from when the franchise was in Minneapolis. As in Minnesota. As in the Land of 10 000 Lakes.

At the same time it doesn't make sense for LA to have it, but they've won 16 titles so doubt it will change ever =P

Phillysports90
07-05-2012, 03:32 PM
thunder sounds like a good name for a womens soccer team.
wizards seems like it was meant to draw in small children as fans.

topdog
07-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Any team which does not have a logical plural - Thunder(s), Heat(s), Jazz(es), Magic(s) and then Bobcats especially when you consider the reason for their name.

topdog
07-05-2012, 03:43 PM
How did you pick your poll options though? I never really here the Spurs or Raptors being criticized as names.

j-bay
07-07-2012, 12:31 AM
You know, We didn't want to change the name. If it wasn't for the freakin gun shooting rate in DC, we'd probally still have one of the most bad *** names in the NBA.
And the other 4 of the final 5 names wern't even any better
Dragons, Express, Stallions, Sea Dogs

metsfanssince05
07-07-2012, 12:57 AM
Pretty much all the NBA team names suck. I hate the Knicks team nam, I mean sometimes text my friend Nick and call him Knick i swear.

I always thought Miami Hurricanes sounded pretty good.
Not the best one, but New York Eagles due to the NY flag.
Brooklyn Ballers sound pretty bad ***.

I think OKC sounds bad ***. But the meaning not so much.

*Silver&Black*
07-07-2012, 01:18 AM
For location,

LA Lakers
Utah Jazz

Losoway
07-07-2012, 01:28 AM
lmao @ the spurs

how the helll is the spurs even on the list?

*Silver&Black*
07-07-2012, 01:29 AM
I would put the Spurs as one of the best names (matches location for starters).


Can someone explain to me why an NBA team is called the Nets? They changed the name so it could rhyme with the other teams in the area (Jets and Mets). I don't see an NBA team calling themselves the Rims or the Backboards either.

Fnom11
07-07-2012, 01:30 AM
Bobcats(Just sounds lame in my opinion, Wizards(What are we 3?), Magic, Hornets(sounds like a highschool mascot or some ish) and Jazz(a genre of music, like wtf).

ACanadian
07-07-2012, 01:36 AM
Raptors...Are you freaking kidding me LMAO

*Silver&Black*
07-07-2012, 01:40 AM
If you think about it, half of the NBA teams have weird names.

All the animal ones are good (Bucks, Hawks, Bulls, Hornets, etc), though the Grizz would be better if they didn't move.

The Location themed ones are good (Mavs, Spurs, Suns), yet some are bad (the ones that moved- Lakers, Jazz)

Everything else can be debated as weird or just plain bad.

BRING BACK SUPERSONICS!

j-bay
07-07-2012, 02:21 AM
Its sad because all of Washington wants the Bullets back and it doessn't look like it will happen

Avenged
07-07-2012, 02:27 AM
Is this a troll? Seriously? The worst teams aren't even on the list. And the Spurs? They just finished with the best record in the league?

Charlotte was the worst, and they still are.

Although, after the offseason Dallas has been having, I'm going to guess they are going to have a huge drop in the standings this season.

Lol, reread the title.

Gagan136
07-07-2012, 02:36 AM
Wizards