The Los Angeles Clippers have ended up nicknaming their bench "A Tribe Called Bench," which is honestly one of the better bench nicknames in a while. Rather than going the route of just referring to their bench as a "Bench Mob," as a handful of teams have done in the past, they did something actually creative with it.
Of course, the most popular bench in recent years has to be the Chicago Bulls' incarnation of the bench mob last season, although they were far from the first team to use that monicker.
Chicago's bench has since disintegrated, but they're reformed and still a very good bench, thanks in a huge part to Taj Gibson continuing to play well.
The biggest problem with the new squad in Chicago, however, is that they are without a nickname, and there's no way I'm going back to calling them a bench mob.
At this point, the nickname "Bench Mob" has become the de facto nickname, kind of like guys using their initials and jersey numbers (CP3, CB3, AK47, for example) as a go-to nickname, despite how dull and un-inventive it seems.
Therefore, with the best benches in the league still needing a nickname, it seems only right to dole a few out here, so why not start with Los Angeles' "Tribe?"