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    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
    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
    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    an anagram:

    golden state warriors = wrong trade i lose star
    - robeson

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    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?


    Crankshafts.... Cattle Prods.... great stuff, joro!
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    how about:

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

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    Dallas Mavericks . . . . . . . Twerps
    How about "Geldings"?
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    Dallas Mavericks . . . . . . . Twerps
    How about "Geldings"?
    in that case make it "gits"

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    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)
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    What about the Bobcats? We can't leave them out.

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    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
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    Two that I use a lot:

    Orlando Tragic and Mylanta Hawks.

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