Basketball loves its nicknames. From "The Big Ticket" to "Showtime" to the "Bad Boy Pistons," no team or player in hoops can shy away from being given its moniker.
The 2012 NBA season will be one of the most anticipated seasons in years, with another talent-rich rookie pool entering the league and players flocking to new teams as well. These new beginnings bring on nickname opportunities. We're sure not to miss out on it.
"The Brow" will make his first NBA appearance, but what will his young team be called? What about this new Laker team that shoring up on the West Coast?
I can think of a name for those two, and 28 more. The rest of the Association is not safe from my label maker.