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101 Funny and Clever Fantasy Basketball Team Names

Updated on September 26, 2017

NBA Fantasy Basketball Team Names

Another NBA basketball season is upon us and the first requirement for a successful fantasy basketball year is a clever, funny, and witty team name, but sometimes it's hard to think of one that best fits your style. Don't worry if you can't think of one because you have come to the right place. There are over 100 names to chose from here ranging from snarky to goofy and everything in between. Have fun checking them out, and hopefully you can find a name that works for your 2017-2018 fantasy basketball team.

Reader Polls

For fun, I am conducting several reader polls in the weeks leading up to the NBA season to determine the most popular fantasy team name on the list, so be sure to check back regularly and vote. The Championship Round poll will be conducted the week before the NBA season begins.

Reader Input

Feel free to put your team name ideas in the comments section and I will add them to the list under the Reader Suggestion heading.

Steph Infection

Steph Curry, SG, Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry, SG, Golden State Warriors | Source

Championship Round: Best of the Best

What is your favorite NBA fantasy team name from this list?

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Wiggins Out

Andrew Wiggins, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves | Source

Reader Poll #1 Results

The winner of the first reader poll, which ended on 9/18/2017, was Bros Before Hawes with 22% of the vote followed by Atomic Biyombos with 11% and Afflalo Creed with 10%. 514 people participated in the poll. The top three names from each poll will battle it out the week before the season starts to determine an overall team name champion.

Bros Before Hawes

Spencer Hawes, C, Milwaukee Bucks
Spencer Hawes, C, Milwaukee Bucks | Source

Reader Poll #2 Results

The winner of the second reader poll, which ended on 9/25/2017, was James of Thrones with 23% of the vote followed by Linsane in the Membrane with 20% and Danilo Ice with 12%. 459 people participated in the poll. The top three names from each poll will battle it out the week before the season starts to determine an overall team name champion.

Linsane in the Membrane

Jeremy Lin, PG, Brooklyn Nets
Jeremy Lin, PG, Brooklyn Nets | Source

Reader Poll #3 Results

The winner of the third reader poll, which ended on 9/25/2017, was Blurred Lins with 24% of the vote followed by Battiers Not Included with 22% and The Darko Knight with 12%. 250 people participated in the poll. The top three names from each poll will battle it out the week before the season starts to determine an overall team name champion.

The Dream Shakers

Hakeem Olajuwan, NBA Hall of Famer
Hakeem Olajuwan, NBA Hall of Famer | Source

Reader Poll #4 Results

The winner of the fourth reader poll, which ended on 9/23/2017, was The Granger Zone with 24% of the vote followed by Wake & Blake with 22% and Hinrich Maneuver with 18%. 104 people participated in the poll. The top three names from each poll will battle it out the week before the season starts to determine an overall team name champion.

Faried Falling

Kenneth Faried, SF, Denver Nuggets
Kenneth Faried, SF, Denver Nuggets | Source

Acid Rajon

Rajon Rondo, G, Chicago Bulls
Rajon Rondo, G, Chicago Bulls | Source

Mahinmi Vice

Ian Mahinmi, C, Indiana Pacers
Ian Mahinmi, C, Indiana Pacers | Source

New Names for 2017

1. Steph Infection

2. Aminu Acids

3. Dedmon Don't Talk

4. Wiggins Out

5. Dirty Wroten Scoundrels

6. Beverley Hillbillies

7. The Dream Shakers

8. You Can Act Like a Manu

9. The Wind Cries Amar'e

10. The Love Train

11. Just Can't Kill the Beasley

12. Kick Out The James

13. Greivis Angel

14. Pargo F*#$ Yourself

15. I Speights On Your Grave

16. Melo My Mind

17. Last Chauncey Power Drive

18. Dropping the F-Biyombo

19. Loul & Order

20. Kyrie On My Wayward Son

21. Personal Favors

22. Shved's Dead Baby

23. Seraphin Addict

24. Method Manu

25. Linsane in the Membrane

26. Noel Diggity

27. Blurred Lins

28. Faried Falling

29. Gasol Train

30. Danilo Ice

31. Biz Markieff

32. Duncan's Donuts

33. Just Udoh It

34. Brokeback Motiejunas

35. Blatche Ops 2

36. Zero Darko Thirty

37. Foye Ever Man

38. Nikola Wars

39. Beal Me Later

40. Battiers Not Included

41. Odom Luck

42. Luol Rider

43. Metta Physics

44. Storm Serge

45. World B. Faried

46. James of Thrones

47. Bol Movement

48. Speights Fire

49. The Mayo Clinic

50. Loul Country

51. Barea Reef

52. Dragic Jack

53. The Darko Knight

54. Bros Before Hawes

55. Mahinmi Vice

56. When We Was Fab

57. Midnight Kawhiboy

58. Aminu Acids

59. Lin On Me

60. Calderon Cartel

61. Goran With Yourself

62. Noahwhere Man

63. Uncle Festus

64. Don't Bogut That Joint

65. Easy Ridnour

66. Blatche Sabbath

67. Kyrie On Baggage

68. Jae Walker

69. Vocal Frye

70. Welcome Back Korver

Oldies but Goodies

71. When Dunleavy Breaks

72. Apocalypse Noah

73. Strange Dragic

74. Hinrich Maneuver

75. Wake & Blake

76. The Granger Zone

77. Head on Collison

78. The Old Artestament

79. Do You Believe in Dragic?

80. Ronnie Loves Mamba

81. Maxiell Overdrive

82. Hail Amar'e

83. Afflalo Creed

84. Shock & Diaw

85. Clear and Present Granger

86. You're Noah Good

87. Howard's End

88. Long Mayo You Run

89. Get Your Zaza's Out!

90. Collison Course

91. Seed of Stuckey

92. The Mighty Okafors

93. Lone Granger

94. Heaven's Just a Lin Away

95. With All My Dwight

96. Dengnam Style

97. We Run the Knight

98. Coca Scola

99. Kobe Wan Enobi

100. Pippen on a 40

101. Mirza Virus

Overtime:

Visualize Metta Whirled Peas

Amar'e Jane

Acid Rajon

Back in Blatche

Stiemsma Cell Research

Odom and Odomer

Fine and Melo

DeMars Rover

The King and I

King of All Blatche

Friends in Luol Places

Out of My Teague

There's Something About Amar'e

The Needle and the Weatherspoon

Deliver Me From Noahwhere

Kidd Gloves

Jrue Grit

Help Me Rondo

Atomic Biyombos

Sniffing Turkoglu

Symptoms of Linsanity

Jrue Light Special

Carmelo Apples

Paint It Blatche

Metta World is Not Enough

Temporary Linsanity

A Dwight to Behold

Smokin' a Bol

High Cost of Luol Living

Noah Doubt

Blaking Bad

Too Good To Be Jrue

Luck of the Diaw

A Man Needs a Wade

The Linsane Asylum

Beauty and the Beasley

Bang Bang Pau Pau

All You Need is (Kevin) Love

You Da Bosh

I'm Batum Man

Ain't Noah Stoppin' This

Always on Deron

Sinking of the Bismack

Bogans Heroes

The Morrow Majority

Monta's Inferno

Nash It and Dash It

Dream of the Jrue Turtles

Dahntay's Peak

Rubio, Don't Take K. Love to Town

K. Love & Special Sauce

Shake and Blake

Sessions Player

Harden My Heart

Loul Level Bombers

The Rump Roasters (tribute to Daryl Dawkins)

One Love

Lin City

Pau Wow

Bismackie

Boozer Cruise

Hold the Mayo

Protected by a Silver Weatherspoon

Nowitzki or Never

The Bosh Pit

Two Live Jrue

Stuckey Pecan Log

Chronicles of Redick

Goodbye Rubio Tuesday

Everybody Deng Chung Tonight

Loul Key OG's

Chandler Parsons Project

Jrue Let the Dogs Out?

Who'll Stop the Rajon?

Milk Kawhi Blues Boogie

Afflalo 18

Tit for Gortat

Curry Up and Shoot

Melo Fellows

The Monster Nash

Love Don't Kosta Thing

Big Bosh Man

Zach it Up

Jrues for Jesus

Harkless Bastards

Bangers and Nash

Rafer Madness

Harkless Heart

Nene Hey Hey Goodbye

Reader Suggestions

Magic Raptor Nuggets (Scott)

Curious Paul George (Billy)

JHarden Superstarden (peezy)

Chris Kaman UR Face (kcandjacy)

OJ Mayo Done It (andyglean)

Fast and Curryous (JoeShmoeBro)

Harden Gay (JoeShmoeBro)

When Dwight Met Bryant (bisnar6665)

Dr. Bealgood...Huh...Huh? (The Real Beal)

RoseB4Ho's (Ryan)

Beals on Wheels (The Real Beal)

Beal Me In (The Real Beal)

Marcin Band (The Real Beal)

Fantasy Team Names for Other Sports

Also, be sure to check out my lists of fantasy team names for other sports. The links are listed below.

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      Hector 7 days ago

      Repo-sessions

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      Will Cozine 12 months ago

      LaMarc Gasoldridge

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      Will Cozine 12 months ago

      How about: I'm Hunting Babbitts?

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      theframjak 12 months ago from East Coast

      Hey everyone. Another basketball season is upon us. I can't wait to see the new names people come up with in the next month.

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      StrongasanElk 24 months ago

      Lamar shOdom a Harden

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      Regs 24 months ago

      Puff the Magic Dragic

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      JPix 24 months ago

      99 problems but A Blatche ain't 1

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      Darren 2 years ago

      Boyz N The Rodney Hood

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      Nene Hilario 2 years ago

      Watch Me Nene

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      Obum 2 years ago

      Curry me Favors

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      Noah 2 years ago

      Gobert or go home

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      2 years ago

      The Raging Hardens

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      242424 2 years ago

      Russell and Flow

      Forever24

      Can't Knock the Russell

      Lions, Tigers, and Goberts

      Home 'Dipo (Olidipo)

      There is no TY (lawson)

      D.U.I. Ty

      Ariza's Jesus

      Dieng Bang

      Run DMC (cousins)

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      ajm77 2 years ago

      Carry on Hayward Son

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      Baan 2 years ago

      Blaked All Day, Boogie All Night

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      artverduzco 2 years ago

      mine this year- NashtyKobeNda SwaggyBoozers

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      Satyam 2 years ago

      Don't drop that Dirk a Dirk

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      James 3 years ago

      Harden the paint

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      CoreyBaijel 3 years ago

      Knight in Shining Amir

      ^Brandon Knight and Amir Johnson

      BeCous I'm All About that Bass

      ^Demarcus Cousins and Brandon Bass

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      Ryan 3 years ago

      Your Love Makes Me Harden

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      jordan 3 years ago

      Better Call Gasol

      All About that Pass (No Dribble)

      Bosh.0

      Fifty Shades of Klay

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      John 3 years ago

      Lebrontourage

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      Jackson 3 years ago

      Steph curry pork

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      theframjak 3 years ago from East Coast

      Hey kansas reference, thanks for the team name. Be sure to stop by again.

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      theframjak 3 years ago from East Coast

      Paul, thanks for reading and thanks for the great suggestions!

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      Paul 3 years ago

      Pippen Ain't Beasley

      Kareem Pies

      Taking a Wiz

      Paul's Private Pierceings

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      kansas reference 3 years ago

      Kyrie on my Hayward son

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      Gasmann 3 years ago

      LaMarcus Zorro

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      Beesmif 3 years ago

      with Zoram joining Goran, 80s referencing "Double Dragic"

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      theframjak 3 years ago from East Coast

      Seano, thanks for reading and thanks for the suggestion. Be sure to check back for new names in the future.

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      Seano 3 years ago

      Tobias' Harrasers

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      theframjak 3 years ago from East Coast

      jason, cool name, thanks for reading and for the input.

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      jason 3 years ago

      PAUerman 5000!

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      Corner19footers 3 years ago

      I got Gasol but im not a Gosoldier

      Dolla Dolla Beals Yall

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      theframjak 3 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks for reading The Real Beal.

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      The Real Beal 3 years ago

      Otto's Porterhouse Steak

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      The Real Beal 3 years ago

      Beals on Wheels

      The Wall (as in the Pink Floyd Album/John Wall)

      Supper--the largest Beal of the day

      Beal Me In

      Marcin Band

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      theframjak 3 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks for reading Ryan. I'll add it to the list.

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      Ryan 3 years ago

      RoseB4Ho's

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      theframjak 3 years ago from East Coast

      Scott, thanks for reading and sharing.

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      Scott 3 years ago

      Magic Raptor Nuggets

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      kcandjacy 4 years ago

      Chris Kaman UR Face

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      Paul 4 years ago

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      peezy 4 years ago

      last season i went with JHarden Superstarden

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      Billy 4 years ago

      Curious George(Paul George)

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      andyglean, thanks for reading and also for the suggestion. I'll add it to the list.

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      idigwebsites, thanks for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

      Fun wordplay! Nice one thetramjak. Voted up and funny. :)

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      JoeShmoeBro, thanks for reading and providing some cool suggestions. I will add them to the list.

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      JoeShmoeBro 4 years ago

      how bout:

      Fast and Curryous

      Curryous George

      Harden Gay

      this is a good article...should have used one of these names for my team.

      Thanks!!!

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      bisnar6665, thanks for reading. I appreciate the compliment and the team name suggestion. I need more Kobe and Dwight references in the list.

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      John 4 years ago from Irvine, California

      LOL this is great. I would have liked a "when dwight met bryant"

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      Nice one. Thanks for reading.

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      The Real Beal 4 years ago

      Dr. Bealgood...Huh...Huh?

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      !@# 4 years ago

      don't be afflaloer

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks for reading and thanks for the suggestions.

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      Un-Beal-ievable 4 years ago

      The Real Beal

      Real Recognize Beal

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      BradBeal4ever 4 years ago

      Beal-ieve the Un-Beal-ievable/Now I'm a Beal-iever/Don't Stop

      Beal-ieving/There's No I in Teague

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      Dave 4 years ago

      twelve good men and jrue

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      Marty, thanks for reading.

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      Marty 4 years ago

      Love Hurts

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks for reading.

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      theframjak 4 years ago from East Coast

      Nice one.

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      Alex 4 years ago

      James (gives me a) Harden