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40 Popular Basketball Team Names

Finding the right name for your basketball team can elevate team performance and make the competition more fun. Whether you want to show some swagger, demonstrate modestly, or just have fun, a good name can make all the difference. If you’re struggling to create your own basketball team name, consider these options from four popular categories.

Good Basketball Team Names

  1. Ball-Stars
  2. Minutemen
  3. Ball Boyz
  4. Warriors
  5. Royals
  6. Roadrunners
  7. Commodores
  8. Ravens
  9. B-52s
  10. The Profs

Funny Basketball Team Names

  1. Masons
  2. Alley Oops
  3. Slim Reapers
  4. Double Dribblers
  5. Net Positive
  6. Hoosier Daddies
  7. Soup-A-Stars
  8. Artichokes
  9. Geeks 'N Sneaks
  10. Ball Hogs

Cool Basketball Team Names

  1. Stampede
  2. Express
  3. Rebels
  4. Storm
  5. Kings
  6. Monarchs
  7. Dynamos
  8. Gladiators
  9. Vanguard
  10. Titans

Fantasy Basketball Team Names

  1. Post-Up Malone
  2. Bantam Ballers
  3. Pine Generals
  4. Hoops I Did It Again
  5. On Da Rebound
  6. Three Second Violations
  7. Goaltenders
  8. Mansplainers
  9. Pick 'N Flick
  10. Hardcore Sissies

Tips for Naming Basketball Teams

  • Know Your League - Pick a name that’s consistent with league rules
  • Know Your Team - Highlight characteristics of your team
  • Be Brief - Shorter names are easier to remember
  • Use Geography - Incorporate a local city, or landmark to show a local allegiance
  • Check Trademarks - Make sure that the name isn't trademarked by another organization