So You’ve Got a Problem with Pelicans?


The New Orleans Hornets are planning on changing their nickname to The Pelicans starting in the 2013-2014 season.

There are some people out there who are not happy about this, at all.  Apparently pelicans aren’t tough/scary/intimidating enough.  The name is just to lame for these folks.

Let’s take a look at the toughest/coolest NBA nicknames in the league with incredibly simple analysis on each name.

The Oklahoma City Thunder

cloudy day

Thunder without lightning is just a noise that scares young children.

The Denver Nuggets


It’s a golden fruity pebble.

The Orlando Magic


Scary scenario:  Someone comes up to you and says “Hey!  I do Magic!”

San Antonio Spurs


Look at those rounded edges on the silly wheel that you wear on the back of your cowboy boots.

The Philadelphia 76ers


Are you shaking?  Their team is named after a year in history.

The Miami Heat


Uncomfortable climate.  When I think of heat I think of swimming pools.

The Brooklyn Nets


It’s a net.  That’s what their name is.   You catch butterflies in nets.

I repeat — IT’S A NET.

So in conclusion:  Pelicans are not scary enough.

1 Comment

  • Reply December 7, 2012


    Pelicans sometimes eat baby birds.

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