Ranking NBA Nicknames: Raptors #23
Old 09-05-2008, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Don't know how they determined this outcome, but news nevertheless.

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1. New York Knickerbockers: Unique & New York-centric.

2. Boston Celtics: Great name even without 17 titles.

3. Philadelphia 76ers: 89ers would have been good for OKC.

4. Detroit Pistons: Never heard of another Pistons.

5. Atlanta Hawks: Simple & regal.

6. Los Angeles Lakers: Makes no geographic sense but pleasing to the ears.

7. Phoenix Suns: Perfect for the desert.

8. Golden State Warriors: Great name in Philly and Frisco.

9. Charlotte Bobcats: Remarkably solid considering picked in 21st century.

10. Dallas Mavericks: Good play off Cowboys.

11. Cleveland Cavaliers: Has a nice ring to it.

12. Houston Rockets: Good tie-in to space industry.

13. Sacramento Kings: Sounds good, imagery shaky.

14. New Orleans Hornets: Not fancy, but Shinn's crew makes it work.

15. Memphis Grizzlies: Not great. Not bad.

16. Portland TrailBlazers: Almost always shortened.

17. Washington Wizards: I miss Bullets.

18. Denver Nuggets: Not crazy about mineral nicknames.

19. Chicago Bulls: Who says shorter is better?

20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Experts say Thunderbirds is too long. So why is Timberwolves OK?

21. San Antonio Spurs: No sizzle for a sizzling town.

22. Miami Heat: Best of singular names, which isn't saying much.

23. Toronto Raptors: Jurassic Park seems a long time ago.

24. Oklahoma City Thunder: Were all the plural names taken?

25. Milwaukee Bucks: Boring, boring, boring.

26. Utah Jazz: Good in New Orleans, stinks in Salt Lake.

27. Los Angeles Clippers: Nothing about this franchise works.

28. Indiana Pacers: Reference to another sport strange.

29. Orlando Magic: Tie to Disney World rather weak.

30. New jersey Nets: Rhyming with Jets & Mets doesn't make it good.
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Lakers name was because the team used to be in Minnisota and thats that states nickname.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i agree with most the writer's assesments.

Personally, i've always hated names that weren't plural. They all sound som lame. Thunder! Heat! Magic (that one is really the worst)! Lightning! Cheese!

The only one that works - and really the ONLY one that i like is Utah Jazz. It may have been unsuitable following the franchise's move, but I think it's a cool moniker.
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oh i see, a hawk is regal and a buck is not.

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like i say, times is slow in NBA media
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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New game, rename all nba teams.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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LOL @ the new game - great idea.

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Chicago Beef
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The "New Orleans Hurricanes". Sorry I couldnt resist.
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The "New Orleans Hurricanes". Sorry I couldnt resist.
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The Miami Cubans

The Philladelpfia best team in the NBA because they got Brand'ers

The New jersey Toxics
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How about the New jersey Familia
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How about the New jersey Familia
Or Sopranos.

Or on another note since Vince joined
The New jersey Pussies
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the New York Idiots

The Memphis mistakes.
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The Atlanta Outkasts

The Cleveland BronBrons
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LOL funny names

The Sacramento Sacks
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LOL funny names

The Sacramento Sacks
The Sacramento I cant beleive we traded Ron Artests
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