The Origin Stories of Every NBA Team’s Name

February 9th, 2013 by Luke Petkac Leave a reply »
The announcement that the New Orleans Hornets would be changing their name to the Pelicans shocked the NBA world a few weeks ago. However, it also shed a little light on something interesting—how NBA teams get their names.

Most NBA teams have pretty interesting origin stories surrounding their names. It might have something to do with the surrounding region, it could have a lot of historical precedent or maybe the fans just really like it.

Whatever the case, the story is almost always interesting and sometimes even a little crazy.

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