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Old 04-19-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Team names that don't fit their cities

most of these are because the team moved and never changed names.

Lakers - i have never seen a decent sized laked in LA

Raptors - i never got this one. were there alot of dinosaurs found around Toronto or something?

Jazz - this name belongs in new orleans

any more?
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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most of these are because the team moved and never changed names.

Lakers - i have never seen a decent sized laked in LA

Raptors - i never got this one. were there alot of dinosaurs found around Toronto or something?

Jazz - this name belongs in new orleans

any more?

I think the Jazz moved from another city??? Not sure though.

Are there grizzlies in Memphis?
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
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I think the Jazz moved from another city??? Not sure though.

Are there grizzlies in Memphis?

read the first line of my post
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Default Re: Team names that don't fit their cities

Lots of them, actually.

Are you going to find any Bulls in a big city like Chicago?

You'd require a fairly loose definition of "Cavalier" to find one in Cleveland.

Warriors in Oakland?

Grizzlies in Memphis?

Timberwolves are found only in the extreme north of Minnesota.

Last I checked, there aren't any monarchs in California, let alone a King in Sacramento.

What is a Supersonic?

Toronto Raptors - self-explanatory.

Utah is obvious.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Team names that don't fit their cities

the jazz used to be the new orleans jazz, they were later moved to utah.

the lakers were the minniapolis lakers near the great lakes but were later moved to LA.

you probably already knew that rezz, just pointing it out for those who dont.

i never understood why the LA named their other team the clippers. didnt all the explorers come over from the atlantic?
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:02 PM   #6
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for those who don't know... the Nets were originally a New York team based in the ABA and were named so they could rhyme with the Jets and the Mets
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the rockets really lucked out when they moved from san diego to houston "space city". also fit in nicely with the astros.

knickerbockers is just a real odd name for a sports team period. celtics is a perfect name for a boston team.
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Toronto's original NBA team had a cool name, way better than Raptors:
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toronto had an nba team before the raptors? never heard of the huskies
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ok but when you said "this name belongs in New Orleans," I wasnt sure you knew if they moved or not.
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ok but when you said "this name belongs in New Orleans," I wasnt sure you knew if they moved or not.
yeh i knew. what i meant was, that name should not be used anywhere else but in New Orleans. Utah should have changed the name or given it to the hornets.
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the spurs used to be the dallas chapperals, then when they moved to san antonio, the team held a contest for the city to name the team...a little old lady came up with the spurs and it was decided then that our san antonio team would be named such.
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yeh i knew. what i meant was, that name should not be used anywhere else but in New Orleans. Utah should have changed the name or given it to the hornets.

there is some rule that when you move teams you cannot change the name. that is why the grizzlies are still the grizzlies, the lakers are still the lakers, the jazz are still the jazz, and the hornets are still the hornets.
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the jazz used to be the new orleans jazz, they were later moved to utah.

the lakers were the minniapolis lakers near the great lakes but were later moved to LA.

you probably already knew that rezz, just pointing it out for those who dont.

i never understood why the LA named their other team the clippers. didnt all the explorers come over from the atlantic?
The Clippers moved up from San Diego, but did not change their name.
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