NBA registers potential team names

NBA registers potential team names

There are 46 comments on the News 9 Oklahoma City story from Jul 25, 2008, titled NBA registers potential team names. In it, News 9 Oklahoma City reports that:

The NBA has registered six potential team names for Oklahoma City's new NBA franchise.

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Justin Smith

Edmond, OK

#1 Jul 25, 2008
PLEASE pick either Barons or Marshalls.

Obscure weather indicators should not be a name for an NBA franchise.
Jayde

United States

#2 Jul 25, 2008
I agree, what would be the mascot for 'thunder'?
UnimpressedOkie

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Jul 25, 2008
These names suck. The Wind?? So the first couple years we're going to both blow and suck? Is that right? The Energy? How influential is Chesapeake, I mean really. Bison? It's already taken by the Baptists. Thunder? How threatening is thunder? It's lightning that kills people. Thunder only scares dogs. That leaves us with the Marshals. One "L." Two "Ls" and we might as well go back to elementary school. What about the OKC Oilmen? The OKC Cyclones? The OKC Tree Frogs. The OKC Sonic Drive Ins!!! Anything but the choices listed.
Question: If the WNBA's Seattle Storm come to Tulsa, since the city has the Golden Eagles and the Golden Hurricane, could the team be called the Golden Showers?
Stephanie

United States

#4 Jul 25, 2008
I like Cyclones...
UnimpressedOkie

Oklahoma City, OK

#5 Jul 25, 2008
And I just looked up the word "Baron." It's defined as, "a member of the lowest grade of nobility." Nice. The Roughnecks. The Ratlers. THE VENOM. SOMEBODY SAVE US BEFORE WE BECOME THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NBA!!
Jason

Sapulpa, OK

#6 Jul 25, 2008
I think we should be called the Oklahoma City Tornadoes cause we get alot of Tornadoes here. Also it gives our state a real name cause we are famous for Tornadoes.
unhappysooner

Goltry, OK

#7 Jul 25, 2008
how about something like the sharks or the roughriders. these names suck
Paul from Edmond

Edmond, OK

#8 Jul 25, 2008
What other than the Wind exemplifies Oklahoma better. It's fast, strong and leaves you wondering what happened!
Brooke

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Jul 25, 2008
energy could be a great name but what would the mascott look like ??

lets be the thunder and we can call our cheerleaders the bolts with a z (blotz)

so dudes vote for thunder!
Brooke

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Jul 25, 2008
all you people that live in okc is what this really matters to
Paul from Edmond

Edmond, OK

#11 Jul 25, 2008
I feel the Wind exemplifies Oklahoma better than any of the other choices.It's speed,strength and silence can kick your backside before you know what happened!
Brooke

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Jul 25, 2008
Jayde wrote:
I agree, what would be the mascot for 'thunder'?
hey deal with it u dont even live here
Brooke

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Jul 25, 2008
thunder is still wayyyy better
Patrick

United States

#14 Jul 25, 2008
I like a name that has ring to it. Let's have a name like the barons that would be a lot better than thunder.
Sheri

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 Jul 25, 2008
I STILL like Stealth.....but nobody asked.....
LaDonna

United States

#16 Jul 25, 2008
I think Tomahawks or Arrowhead would have worked better.
Patrick

United States

#17 Jul 25, 2008
also on the entry #2 for that definition would be found in the American Heritage Dictionary: A Baron can also be a man with great power in a particular field. We must read the whole thing to get the full understanding for this word.
EPA

Overbrook, OK

#18 Jul 25, 2008
I've always question if Oklahoma can even support a N.B.A. team when we can hardly support a N.F.L. team. I understand we are doing this for Economics but money wise, I don't think we can support it. We have enough troubles with our highways and bridges. We don't need to spend any of our money on a N.B.A. team.
LaDonna Davis Okla

United States

#19 Jul 25, 2008
Oklahoma Twisters or Tornado's why not scissortale's, or Roadrunner's
Alisa

Bethany, OK

#20 Jul 25, 2008
I feel that whatever name is chosen, it should mean something to our state. Oklahoma is in the process of making changes and adding an NBA team is a positive addition. We are a state full of Native American history, it would be fitting that the name chosen for our team reflects that history.

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