Basketball Team Names

Looking for some basketball team names to get your players and fans excited? Check out our assortment below.

The Best Basketball Team Names

Traditional Favorites

  • Shooting Stars.
  • Basket Junkies.
  • The Crush.
  • Jayhawks.
  • Savage Storm.
  • Panthers.
  • Matadors.
  • Hoosiers.
  • Seminoles.
  • Flight Time.
  • Cream.
  • The Crossovers.
  • The BB’s (Basketballers)
  • Dooms Day Devils.
  • Ball Stars.
  • Dip and Dazzle.
  • Gothams.
  • The Wingfoots.
  • The All-Americans.

Funny Basketball Team Names

  • Hoops I Did It Again!
  • Nothing But Nets.
  • LeBron’s Tutors.
  • Gang Green.
  • BasketBrawlers.
  • Geeks N Sneaks.
  • Basket Hounds.
  • Soup-a-Stars.
  • High-Top Hoopsters.
  • Team Cyclops (Tall, but a bad shooting eye).
  • The Caucasian Invasion.
  • Jump Balls.
  • And One.
  • Average Joes.
  • Bricklayers.

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Sometimes you can draw inspiration from professional leagues.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

  • Boston Celtics.
  • New Jersey Nets.
  • New York Knicks.
  • Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Toronto Raptors.

Central

  • Chicago Bulls.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Detroit Pistons.
  • Indiana Pacers.
  • Milwaukee Bucks.

Southeast

  • Atlanta Hawks.
  • Charlotte Bobcats.
  • Miami Heat.
  • Orlando Magic.
  • Washington Wizards.

Western Conference

Northwest

  • Denver Nuggets.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Utah Jazz.

Pacific

  • Golden State Warriors.
  • Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Phoenix Suns.
  • Sacramento Kings.

Southwest

  • Dallas Mavericks.
  • Houston Rockets.
  • Memphis Grizzlies.
  • New Orleans Hornets.
  • San Antonio Spurs.

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ABA Team Names

  1. Baltimore Claws.
  2. Denver Nuggets.
  3. The Floridians.
  4. Indiana Pacers.
  5. Kentucky Colonels.
  6. New York Nets.
  7. Pittsburgh Condors.
  8. San Antonio Spurs.
  9. San Diego Sails.
  10. Spirits of St. Louis.
  11. Utah Stars.
  12. Virginia Squires.

D League Basketball

  • Delaware 87ers.
  • Canton Charge.
  • Iowa Energy.
  • Utah Flash.
  • Tulsa 66ers.
  • Huntsville Flight.
  • Arkansas RimRockers.
  • Fayetteville Patriots.
  • Roanoke Dazzle.
  • Austin Toros.
  • Reno Bighorns.
  • Dakota Wizards.
  • Maine Red Claws.
  • Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
  • Texas Legends.
  • Fort Worth Flyers.

More D League

  • Westchester Knicks.
  • Albuquerque/New Mexico Thunderbirds.
  • Idaho Stampede.
  • Greenville Groove.
  • Santa Cruz Warriors.
  • Erie BayHawks.
  • Mobile Revelers.
  • Charleston Lowgators.
  • Florida Flame.
  • Colorado 14ers.
  • Columbus Riverdragons.
  • Springfield Armor.
  • Bakersfield Jam.
  • Austin Spurs.
  • Asheville Altitude.
  • Anaheim Arsenal.
  • Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
  • Grand Rapids Drive.
  • Sioux Falls Skyforce.
  • Oklahoma City Blue.
  • Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Basketball League of Canada

  1. KW Titans.
  2. Niagara River Lions.
  3. London Lightning.
  4. Windsor Express.
  5. Orangeville A’s.
  6. Cape Breton Highlanders.
  7. Saint John Riptide.
  8. Island Storm.
  9. Halifax Hurricanes.
  10. Moncton Miracles.

South Africa Basketball National League

  1. Duzi Royals.
  2. Eastern Cape Windbreakers.
  3. Egoli Magic.
  4. Free State Golden Warriors.
  5. Kwazulu Marlins.
  6. Limpopo Pride.
  7. Mpumalanga Rhinos.
  8. Northern Cape Zebras.
  9. North West Eagles.
  10. Soweto Panthers.
  11. Tshwane Suns.
  12. Western Cape Mountaineers.

American Basketball League

  • Fort Lauderdale Sharks.
  • Orlando Lightning.
  • Pompano Beach Piranhas.
  • Orlando Whalers.
  • Corpus Christi Clutch.
  • Davie Stars.
  • Emerald Coast Knights.
  • Heartland Eagles.
  • Lone Star Law.
  • Palm Beach Hurricane.
  • Panama City Breeze.
  • Pompano Beach Cobras.
  • South Texas Revolution.
  • Sugar Land Legends.
  • Texas Surge.
  • Twin City United.

Tobacco Road Basketball League

  • Atlantic Dragons.
  • Auburn Pro Elite Flyers.
  • Big Texas.
  • Blue Ridge Bison.
  • Burlington Knights.
  • Carolina Gladiators.
  • Chapel Hill Blue Force.
  • Charlotte Elite.
  • Fayetteville Crossover.
  • Georgia Kings.
  • Hoopforlyfe.
  • Johnston County Nighthawks.
  • Lumberton Showstoppers.
  • Neuse River Basketball Club.
  • Palmetto Flight.
  • PrimeTime Players.
  • Queen City Express.
  • Savannah Cavaliers.
  • South Carolina All-Stars.
  • Spartanburg Silver Lakers/Hill City Lakers.
  • Triangle Run and Gun.
  • Winston-Salem Team Certified.
  • Wilmington Sea Dawgs.

Notable Nicknames

  • Bluegolds.
  • Rams.
  • Forty-niners.
  • Yankees.
  • Jayhawks.
  • Bricklayers.
  • Savage Storm.
  • Panthers.
  • Matadors.
  • Hoosiers.
  • Seminoles.
  • Gaels.
  • Devils.
  • Fearless.
  • Skywalkers.

Prime Time

  • ThunderWolves.
  • Continentals.
  • Sea Dogs.
  • Magicians.
  • Little Giants.
  • Beavers.
  • Golden Flashes.
  • Warriors.
  • Soul Kings.
  • Lizards.
  • Rampage.
  • Red Dragons.
  • Stampede.
  • Anteaters.
  • Red Wings.
  • Raging Bulls
  • Muleriders.
  • Fighting Koalas.
  • The Right Mix.
  • And Still Champions.
  • Phoenix.
  • Rivermen.
  • Artichokes.

Good Basketball Team Names

  • Pacers.
  • The Fighting Bears.
  • Braves.
  • Tritons.
  • Phenoms.
  • Wolf Pack.
  • The Defenders.
  • Falcons.
  • The Flying Carp.
  • Clippers.
  • Chargers.
  • Wonder Boys.
  • Silverswords.
  • Billikens.
  • Blue Sharks.
  • Fusion.
  • The Wild.

Cool Teams

  • Black Cobras.
  • We Get Buckets.
  • Minutemen.
  • The Giant Gaels.
  • The SuperChargers.
  • Black Knights.
  • Bucket Patrol.
  • Knickerbockers.
  • Red Raiders.
  • Blue Tigers.
  • The Judges (are in court).
  • Bruins.
  • Gamecocks.
  • SkyForce.
  • Flying Squirrels
  • Prairie Wolves.
  • Captains.
  • Golden Bears.

Best Nicknames

  • The Oles.
  • Redbirds.
  • The Diplomats.
  • AnteLopers.
  • Golden Grizzlies.
  • Hoyas.
  • Buckeyes.
  • Storm Chasers.
  • The Groove.
  • The Shooting Coaches.
  • Majors.
  • Hilltoppers.
  • Purple Pride.
  • Zombies.
  • Aggies.
  • Uncle Drew’s Team.
  • Gorillas.
  • Hustlin’ Quakers.
  • Rangers.
  • The Blossoms.
  • Ronery Island.
  • Sea Lions.
  • Fighting Scots.

Intramural Nicknames

  • The Swishers.
  • Volunteers.
  • Sooners.
  • The Bad Boys.
  • Red Men.
  • Golden Knights.
  • Pipers.
  • Dynamoes.
  • Dragons.
  • Amigos.
  • Running Rebels.
  • Lugnuts.
  • Banana Slugs.
  • The Monarchs.
  • Jedi Masters.
  • Jumping Deer.
  • Red Devils.
  • Cowbell Fever Fanatics.
  • Terrapins.
  • Red Rockets.

Youth Basketball

  • Roaring Bearcats.
  • Huskers.
  • Dons.
  • Hornets.
  • Senators.
  • The Perfect Storm.
  • War Eagles.
  • The Defenders.
  • The Lumberjacks.
  • Crimson Tide.
  • The Miracles.
  • The Intimidators.
  • Fighting Cardinals.
  • Alley-Oops.
  • Rush Hour.
  • Barnstormers.
  • Colonels
  • The Desparadoes
  • The Mad Ants

Clever Name Ideas

  • Rising Suns.
  • Gladiators.
  • Bulldogz.
  • Lynx.
  • Jaguars.
  • Shockers.
  • Aztecs.
  • Marlins.
  • Aardvarks.
  • Generals.
  • Grasshoppers.
  • The Ferocious Wildcats.
  • Golden Eagles.
  • River Hawks.
  • Rainbow Warriors.
  • Red Storm.
  • Saxons.
  • Profs.
  • Nanooks of the North.
  • Planet Lovetron.
  • Fast & the Furious.

3 on 3 Squads

  • Superstars 4 Hire.
  • Islanders.
  • You’ve Got Next.
  • Pioneers.
  • Gentlemen.
  • Mountain Lions.
  • Cadets.
  • Leopards.
  • Paladins.
  • Vulcans.
  • Mustangs.
  • Flying Dutchmen.
  • Tarzans.
  • Broncos.
  • Blue Rebels.
  • Crimson Hawks.
  • Blue Demons.
  • Musketeers.

More Animal-Oriented Ideas

  • Falcons.
  • Cobras.
  • Wildcats.
  • Bulldogz.
  • Hawks.
  • Jaguars.
  • Flying Squirrels.
  • Huskies.
  • Tigers.
  • Stags.
  • Panthers.
  • Cougars.
  • The Ligers.

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Girls Team Names

  • Angels.
  • The Rockettes.
  • The Doe.
  • Lady Hot Shotz.
  • Fightin’ Hens.
  • Cougars.
  • Lady Mustangs.
  • Minx.
  • The Dream Team.
  • Lady Divas.
  • The Spirit.
  • (Add Lady prior to other names from above that you like).

Creative Approach

  • The Dirty Cheetahs.
  • Baseline Leaners.
  • Cereal Killers.
  • The Hammerheads
  • Llamas in Pajamas.
  • The Heatwave.
  • Patriots.
  • Diamondbacks.
  • The Rimshots.
  • Bricklayers.
  • The Defending Champs.
  • Alley-Oops.
  • Three The Hard Way.
  • Sham-Yao.
  • The Rhythm.
  • Showtime.
  • The Union.
  • Riverhounds.
  • Leapin’ Lizards.
  • The Whirlwinds.

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