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The Origin Stories of Every NBA Team's Name
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Most teams have some pretty interesting stories surrounding their names.

The announcement that the New Orleans Hornets would be changing their name to the Pelicans shocked the NBA world a few weeks ago. However, it also shed a little light on some interesting NBA history and how each team got its name.

Most NBA teams have pretty fascinating origin stories surrounding their names, whether it has something to do with the surrounding region, has a lot of historical precedent or was chosen by the fans.

Whatever the case, the story is almost always interesting and sometimes even a little crazy.

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