Friday, January 26, 2007

NBA: Names Bloody Apt

I don't like the sport but I am a fan of NBA team names. Though most of these teams were born at different points in time, the names seem to belong to one family. They are evocative, thoughtful and very, very appropriate. If an Extra Terrestrial were to study these names, he might just come to the conclusion, that all these creations are products of one skilled naming consultant...

The Team Names

Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Charlotte Bobcats
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warrirors
Houston Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
New Jersey Nets
New Orleans Hornets
New York Knicks
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers
Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Seattle SuperSonics
Toronto Raptors
Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards

The only Indian team name that I find as good is Mambalam Mosquitoes (a cricket club founded in the 1940s). Anyone who's lived in West Mambalam will love the buzz the name generates :-)

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