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The 5 Best Nickname Ideas for This Season's Golden State Warriors
Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Nicknames have always been a major part of NBA basketball. Individual players enjoy the bulk of the creative monikers—like "King James" for LeBron James and "The Durantula" for Kevin Durant—but entire teams have occasionally earned some pretty clever handles, too.

The Detroit Pistons of the early '90s were dubbed the "Bad Boys" for their gritty and often downright dirty defensive tactics. Those Pistons even had bylaws to go with their apt nicknames; those were known as the "Jordan Rules," which basically mandated the attempted decapitation of Michael Jordan anytime he left the ground.

The L.A. Lakers of the '80s earned the "Showtime" label, partly for their flashy fast breaks, but also in honor of their Hollywood home.

Even the Golden State Warriors, who never enjoyed consecutive championship wins like the aforementioned nicknamed squads did, earned their own catchy label a couple decades ago. "Run TMC" was comprised of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin. Those three Warriors, under recently inducted Hall of Famer Don Nelson, made the run-and-gun style all the rage in the Bay Area during the early '90s.

Unfortunately, that era didn't last long, although the somewhat fruitless effort to outscore opponents without playing defense persisted for another 20 Warriors seasons.

Twenty years is a long time. Too long, really, to go without a decent nickname. So let's try on the five following nickname ideas for this season's Golden State Warriors to see how they fit.

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