NBA Background Checks: The Meaning Behind Every Team's Nickname

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NBA Background Checks: The Meaning Behind Every Team's Nickname
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Not many people pay attention to the titles of professional basketball's thirty teams, but if you take the time to ponder them, you'll find yourself asking, "Why in the world are they called that?"

Team nicknames usually have some probable cause or an interesting background, and this is certainly true in the NBA.

For those of you who are wondering and don't know why your team plays under a seemingly absurd title, I've discovered the reasoning behind the madness.

 Note: If you are also interested in NCAA, NFL, NHL, and MLB nicknames, check out my profile for the articles.

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