All 30 NBA Team Name Origins Explained


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  • It annoys me
    It annoys me  8 hours back

    Cool information but could've done without the scratchy vocal fry narration like insecure women use.

    • PIKACHU Chloe
      PIKACHU Chloe  1 days back

      The 31 team nba (fan made by me) Tallahase tigers

      • Zack Halverson
        Zack Halverson  2 days back

        Its only a matter of time until we have dragons or express wtf

        • ripsrl
          ripsrl  2 days back

          Did you notice the double step back Harden did

          • Cassie. M
            Cassie. M  3 days back

            I could never purchase a jersey that said “SKUNKS” on it. 😂😂

            • M1ST Clan
              M1ST Clan  3 days back

              San Diego needs a new team

              • Muddy Bottom
                Muddy Bottom  3 days back

                you going to the dragons game tonight

                • Ben Dover
                  Ben Dover  3 days back

                  Yo I wish it was the Boston Unicorns lol

                  • snilrach
                    snilrach  3 days back

                    here's another interesting tidbit about OKC's ties with the Sonics.


                    • 3s Are better than 2s
                      3s Are better than 2s  4 days back

                      Dude Anyone Else Think That “Minnesota Blizzard” Would Be Super Lit 🔥🔥🔥👌👌

                      • thelinedrive
                        thelinedrive  5 days back

                        It’s pronounced Shapp-per-als.

                        • Rin Okumura
                          Rin Okumura  5 days back

                          WAIT ONE OF THE INVESTORS OF THE SPURS LIVED IN SPUR TEXAS! I Lived there when I was a kid I didn’t think anyone important lived there I’m actually Surprised

                          • ben z
                            ben z  6 days back

                            austin aztecs

                            • Guiilty
                              Guiilty  6 days back

                              Imagine the guy who came up with the name Lakers. Naming it after lakes haha people prob thought it was soo stupid only to come to be one of the greatest franchises in sports

                              • pum
                                pum  7 days back

                                The Boston Unicorns sounds fucking sweet imo

                                • The AverageBroShow Podcast

                                  You didn’t explain that Bobcats was named after team owner Bob Johnson.

                                  • Cryo Genic
                                    Cryo Genic  1 weeks back

                                    Go Pelicans

                                    • Nick Carlson
                                      Nick Carlson  2 weeks back

                                      Nuggets name was changed BEFORE they joined the NBA from the ABA

                                      • Conman1130 M
                                        Conman1130 M  2 weeks back

                                        Pheonix Dudes

                                        • Harry White
                                          Harry White  2 weeks back

                                          Most where decided via a contest. Boom just saved you 10 minutes.

                                          • JBSptfn
                                            JBSptfn  2 weeks back

                                            Another possible name for San Antonio's team at the time was Gunslingers.

                                            • Hi Tech
                                              Hi Tech  2 weeks back

                                              There should be an NBA team called the Kentucky Bats

                                              • Sam vlogs now
                                                Sam vlogs now  2 weeks back

                                                Is this vid made by juksqade

                                                • Trey
                                                  Trey  2 weeks back

                                                  Boston unicorns seems cooler

                                                  • Micheal Hunt
                                                    Micheal Hunt  2 weeks back

                                                    The jazz should change there nam to the knights

                                                    • Joe Hollywood
                                                      Joe Hollywood  2 weeks back

                                                      I think Las Vegas will get a team called the Lucky Charms someday and their team colors will involve a lot of pink. LOL

                                                      • pdamt
                                                        pdamt  3 weeks back

                                                        Washington should change their name back to bullets or let Chicago take the name

                                                        • Brandon R
                                                          Brandon R  3 weeks back

                                                          0:30 another reason why they’re called the Celtics is because there’s a huge Irish population in Boston since there was a lot of Irish immigration because of the Irish Potato Famine

                                                          • Mark Beltran
                                                            Mark Beltran  3 weeks back

                                                            Phoenix Arizona choosing nickname SUNS because phoenix is the legendary Bird that living in the Sun..

                                                            • Erica L
                                                              Erica L  3 weeks back

                                                              Where tf did cactus giants come from 😂😂

                                                              • vskingkong
                                                                vskingkong  3 weeks back

                                                                The Lakers new name .... The Gangstas ..... The Smog ..... The Drive by's
                                                                New names for Utah ....The Pligs .... The rattlers .... The Bishops ..The Brewskis
                                                                New name for Portland .....The Bald Beavers .... The Big Beavers ....The Tight Beavers
                                                                New name for Denver .... The Tokers
                                                                A Las Vegas franchise .... The Bunco Squad ..... The Condoms ..... The STD's
                                                                New name for Dallas .... The Oswalds
                                                                New name for OKC .... The Twisters .... The Hicks .....The Dustsonics

                                                                • JBSptfn
                                                                  JBSptfn  2 weeks back

                                                                  Or for Dallas, you could call them the Magic Bullets after the Magic Bullet theory. As for LA, they should have changed the name to the Directors or Producers.

                                                              • Carter Craig
                                                                Carter Craig  3 weeks back

                                                                I’m so glad no team decided on the dragons, that’s such a terrible name

                                                                • Ev0 Charizard
                                                                  Ev0 Charizard  3 weeks back

                                                                  Wait, Minnesota Blizzard would've been way better

                                                                  • razzmatazz
                                                                    razzmatazz  3 weeks back


                                                                    • Nadia Passarelli Carvalho

                                                                      Utah should be named Utah Supremacy

                                                                      • Gabriel Craig
                                                                        Gabriel Craig  3 weeks back

                                                                        The Jazz name is this worst meaning of them all with no jazz in Utah.

                                                                        • Lucas Liso
                                                                          Lucas Liso  3 weeks back

                                                                          2:30 the Nuggets had that name already while in the ABA. In fact, the last All Star game in the ABA was the Nuggets vs an ABA All-Star team. They were originally the Rockets, but the name change was in 1974 and the teams from the ABA didn't join the NBA until 1976.

                                                                          • art castro
                                                                            art castro  4 weeks back

                                                                            What if NBA has an expansion team from Mexico? What will be their franchise name? TACOS? Matadors? Nachos?

                                                                            • Sea Kay
                                                                              Sea Kay  4 weeks back

                                                                              Lakers and jazz gotta change their names, they literally represent nothing about their areas lol

                                                                              • Thomas Van Alphen
                                                                                Thomas Van Alphen  4 weeks back

                                                                                Should of been Toronto woodsmen with a lumberjack for a mascot, more related to Canada then a raptor!

                                                                                • Jonathan Piedra
                                                                                  Jonathan Piedra  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I still wish they were called the Oklahoma City SuperSonics.

                                                                                  • Khai Lol
                                                                                    Khai Lol  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Why miami didnt choose miami bitches

                                                                                    • Jetanium
                                                                                      Jetanium  4 weeks back

                                                                                      They really like Express and Dragons...

                                                                                      • Huncho Bruce Wayne
                                                                                        Huncho Bruce Wayne  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Memphis Rugrats

                                                                                        • aviv harel
                                                                                          aviv harel  4 weeks back

                                                                                          The phoenix dudes

                                                                                          • MattBlue 66
                                                                                            MattBlue 66  4 weeks back

                                                                                            If I had 1 like for every time that a Naming Contest was involved...

                                                                                            I probably wouldn't have more than 60 likes.

                                                                                            • CactusTTP _
                                                                                              CactusTTP _  1 months back

                                                                                              For magic,I think that challengers was a better name😀

                                                                                              • William Mott
                                                                                                William Mott  1 months back

                                                                                                Pelicans and wizards