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joro
06-14-2004, 01:40 AM
Some of you know I always refer to the Lakers as the "Fakers" and the Miami Heat as the "Warmth." I'm trying to come up with an appropriately snide name for each of the others. So . . .

Here's a quick list of NBA team names with an alternate for each, except the Pacers, of course. Some are pejorative. Some are silly. Each is a twist on the original name.

Any other ideas? Maybe this board could establish it's "official" alternate names list?

Atlanta Hawks. . . . . . . . . Doves
Boston Celtics. . . . . . . . . . Micks
Chicago Bulls. . . . . . . . . . .Steers
Cleveland Cavaliers. . . . . .Gay Blades :o
Dallas Mavericks . . . . . . . Twerps
Denver Nuggets . . . . . . . . Lumps
Detroit Pistons. . . . . . . . . Crankshafts
Golden State Warriors. . . . Slap-Fighters
Houston Rockets. . . . . . . . Parachutes
Los Angeles Clippers . . . . Scows
Los Angeles Lakers . . . . . Fakers
Miami Heat . . . . . . . . . . . Warmth
Minnesota Timberwolves . .Woodchucks
New Jersey Nets. . . . . . . . Airballs
Memphis Grizzlies. . . . . . . Pandas
Milwaukee Bucks. . . . . . . .Ewes
New Orleans Hornets. . . . .Honeybees
New York Knicks. . . . . . . . Kneepants
Orlando Magic. . . . . . . . . .Sleight-of-Hand
Philadelphia 76ers . . . . . . 69ers :o
Phoenix Suns . . . . . . . . . .Moons
Portland Trail Blazers . . . .Lemmings
Sacramento Kings . . . . . . Queens
San Antonio Spurs . . . . . .Cattle Prods
Seattle SuperSonics. . . . . SubSonics
Toronto Raptors. . . . . . . . Crows (if “raptor” is a bird of prey)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trilobites (if “raptor” is a prehistoric animal)
Utah Jazz. . . . . . . . . . . .Rap
Washington Wizards . . . Sycophants

joro

Young
06-14-2004, 01:49 AM
The Portland Lemmings should be the Portland 420 because thats all they do is smoke pot.

And how about the LA Rip because Rip is riping them up.

And the NY pricks.

And that other team from LA, the LA who? Is it LA 2?

Wait, its the Clippers. I remeber there name only from a joke, its the only reason people go to Clippers games is because they think its a place to get there hair cuts.

Young
06-14-2004, 01:55 AM
And its the Cleveland James because well I think he is there only player.

And I would never use the word Rap in the same sentance as Utah unless thats where G-Unit spends there free time or something.

smoothie
06-14-2004, 01:57 AM
i may kick myself for letting this out. a good altered name for the rockets is the rockettes (sp?). ya know the girls with the high kicks?

kerosene
06-14-2004, 01:58 AM
an anagram:

golden state warriors = wrong trade i lose star
- robeson

Snickers
06-14-2004, 02:04 AM
i may kick myself for letting this out. a good altered name for the rockets is the rockettes (sp?). ya know the girls with the high kicks?

:laugh:

Crankshafts.... Cattle Prods.... great stuff, joro! :D

wintermute
06-14-2004, 07:04 AM
how about:

houston firecrackers
la rowboats (the former clippers)
minnesota timberpups
memphis teddybears
orlando hocus-pocus (sleight of hand sounds too dignified :D )
phoenix sunsets
washington witches
or washington squibs (harry potter fans would know this :cool: )

Doug
06-14-2004, 08:57 AM
Dallas Mavericks . . . . . . . Twerps

How about "Geldings"?

able
06-14-2004, 09:11 AM
Dallas Mavericks . . . . . . . Twerps

How about "Geldings"?

in that case make it "gits"

:D

indygeezer
06-14-2004, 11:59 AM
LA Clippers.........The Wannabes
Miami Heat........ Los Caliente
Minni.................. Me's
NJ......................Vagabonds
Milwaukee..........Does (ewes are sheep)
Philly.................Cream Cheese
Seattle...............StarBucks....(rename the arena the Coffehouse and give it that natural flavor)

Toronto..............Kemosabes
Washington........Muggles


Indiana.............Hicks (well, they're gonna call us that anyway)

pollardfreek
06-14-2004, 12:22 PM
What about the Bobcats? We can't leave them out. :laugh:

indygeezer
06-14-2004, 01:11 PM
Thinking of more business ties...

Atlanta......Coke......(uh no maybe that isn't such a good idea)

Boston.........Doc Workers

Chicago......L's
Cleveland....Mistakes
Dallas..........Cubanos
Denver........Minors (no age limit)
Detroit.........Flames
Houston.......Witneys
Los Angeles...Afterthoughts
Los Angeles....Nicklesons (might as well name em after him too)
Phoenix........Snow Birds (nobody is from there anyway)

maybe more later

Grey
06-14-2004, 11:48 PM
Two that I use a lot:

Orlando Tragic and Mylanta Hawks.