Terrible NBA Team Names That Doomed Extinct Franchises

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Terrible NBA Team Names That Doomed Extinct Franchises
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No offense, Oklahoma City Thunder fans, but your team has a terrible name. Same goes for you fans out there in Miami. Or, as Deadspin framed the plural issue per these teams, "The Thunder Are a Matchup Nightmare For Copy Editors. So Is the Heat."

Considering that these might be the two best teams in the basketball, a bad name might not be such a harbinger of doom. If you happen to be a New Orleans Hornets fan who hates the "Pelicans" name change, take comfort in this.

Before our current era of poorly named team success, many badly named franchises sunk into the swamp. Every other ABA team might qualify for such a distinction. So click with me and relive some of terrible monikers of NBA past. 

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