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Funny Basketball Team Names

Publish Date: 20.08.2021
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

Your next fantasy draft is coming up and you need a kick-ass name for your team. Or maybe the season is now underway, and you need a better name to keep up with your homies. Then you came to the right place.

If you are looking for a quick fix on funny fantasy basketball names, here is a list of 10 that I feel are worth making your own.

Wet Dream Team 808s and Fastbreaks
Yao Know What I Ming?! Bob Ross in the Paint
The Averagers Maybe This Year
(The) Real MVP The Big Baller Band
Flat Earth Society Dallas Cowboys (or any non-NBA team name)

While being funny isn’t easy, puns are, and luckily the majority of most fantasy basketball names are puns. If you have an affinity for puns, making up your own name will come naturally. For those who are pun impaired, I’m sure you will find something here for you.

NBA Player Pun Team Names

One of the most common fantasy team names is that of the player-pun. This is when you take your star players’ name, typically your first pick, and make a face-palming team name. I put together a list of the top 20 fantasy draft picks for the past NBA season and their corresponding pun team name.

Player Team Name Player Team Name
Anthony Davis Bow to the Brow /Davistated /Brow Chicka Wow Wow /Brow Shakalaka Nikola Jokic Jokic It With Me /Can’t Take a Jokic /What a Jokic
James Harden Geodude used Harden / Harden’ Slow /Ice-Cold Beard /James Gives Me A Harden /It’s Harden Out Here For A Pimp Damian Lillard License to Lillard /Dame Time /Head in the Dame /Dame of Thrones
Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis This The Real Life /Freaky Friday Joel Embiid A Friend Embiid /Embiid of Some Service
Stephen Curry Curry on my Wayward Son /Steph Infection Bradley Beal Beal Me Later /Beal Me In /Pimpin’ Aint Beasley
Karl-Anthony Towns KATmandu /KATastrophe /KAT-man /KAT in the Hat Kawhi Leonard Big Girls Don’t Kawhi /Kawhi So Serious /Kawhaii Five-O /Kawhai Bother /Kawhi of the Tiger /Kawhi Me A River
LeBron James The King and I /James of Thrones /LeBrontourage /All The King’s Men Paul George Better Call Paul /Keep it PG /By George!
Kyrie Irving Kyrie On Baggage /Uncle Drew Andre Drummond Everybody Loves Drummond /Little Drummond Boy
Jimmy Butler The Butler Did It /Butler? I Barely Know Her Kemba Walker Stat Walker /Walker This Way
Nikola Vucevic Vucevictory /Scratch Your Vucevic /Can of Nikola Jrue Holiday Jrue of False /You Can’t Handle the Jrueth /Jrue Let the Dogs Out?
Rudy Gobert Gobert or Go Home /The Gobert Report Devin Booker Booker? I Barely Know Her /Booker an Uber in the Morning

Also Read: Why Are The Golden State Warriors Called The Dubs?

Basketball Pun Team Names

If you don’t want to name your fantasy team after a single player, you can keep the spirit on the pun and merge it with a general basketball term. Take a common basketball term, and then you pun it. I’ll provide some examples, but feel free to write your own.

Dunk Trunk /Slam Drunk Make It Rain Man Bob Ross in the Paint 99 Problems But A Swish Ain’t One Multiple Scorgasms
Hoop, There It Is All About that Pass, No Dribble Pass the Rock & Roll Balls To The Wall Hoops I Did It Again
Fresh Prince of Balls in the Air /Fresh Prince of Ballers Messed Around & Got a Triple-Double 808s and Fastbreaks Dribblers And Droolers Rim Jobs /Rim Shots
Ankle Breaker-Breaker 1-9 Meat Ballers Balls Deep Nothing But Net /Nothing But Netflix Soup-O-Stars
I Can Be Your Rebound, Baby Better When I Lights Out Ball Penetration Juan On Juan Wet Dream Team

Read More: Top NBA Player Nicknames

Non-Pun Fantasy Team Names

Some people just aren’t about the puns. If that’s you, then that’s okay. You can still be funny without puns, but it would just take a little more effort. Try to express a different essence of humor, like sarcasm, absurdity, or irony.

Maybe This Year Fighting Fish Redskins is a Racist Name Average Joes Cereal Killers
Dallas Cowboys(or any non-NBA team name) Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Those White Guys On The Bench Killer Koalas Wu-Tang Clan
Doing The Best I Can Defending Champions Chocolate Thunder I Wish I Was A Baller Wonder Boys
Free Agent Pool Toronto Drakes Bring Back Short Shorts Parking Lot Pimps Space Jam 2 /Space Balls 2
Easy Win Will Lose for Cash At Least I’m Not Last Yo Mamma Ball Don’t Lie

Also Read: Why Were Basketball Players Sometimes Called “Cagers”?

Basketball Meme and Pop Culture Team Names

Humor can come from all angles, but most of the time humor requires relevancy. The NBA has a handful of memes and topics which emerge from the season. Take one as inspiration and make it the namesake of your fantasy team.

Another possibility is punnifying a legendary basketball star, even though they aren’t playing right now. Giving them the homage is a great way to give them some respect.

Also, you can take any source of pop culture that you rock with, and pour some creative juices on it. Just don’t forget to throw a little humor in the name.

Big Baller Band Kareem of the Crop /Kareem Cheese Brick & Morty Dwayne Pass Me The Rock Johnson Karate Kidd
The Averagers Monster Squad Kobe Wan Kenobi Metta World Peace Pipe Run, Shoot, Steal
Flat Earth Society Cuban Miss Out Crisis Magic’s Johnson Game, Blouses Someday Starters
(The) Real MVP The Dirk Knight Practice? /Talkin’ About Practice? Duncan’s Donuts I Like It When You Call Me Big Popovich
Yao Know What I Ming?! /Sham Yao The Phil Jackson 5 Shaq Fu Blow Me In The Ear The Wolf Pack

Final Cut

Humor and comedy is also subjective, so being funny is more of a feeling than an art. Picking a funny basketball team name is a long-standing tradition in the game of fantasy sports.

Traditionally, cheap-shot puns are the go-to, but feel free to bring out your creative side and come up with something original. Whatever you choose, just make sure it brings a smile to your face, which will make it even funnier when you crush your homie in your weekly match-up.

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