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|
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|
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|
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.