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What if the WNBA was a true sister league to the NBA?


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artplaya0711's recent post about the Boston Charm inspired me to begin work on a major expansion of the WNBA. Before I really get into team logos I want to ask your help in naming the rest of the league. 

The chart below shows some of the changes I've made to the NBA (because as long as I'm at it I'm going to fix the mismatched nicknames of the NBA) as well as some initial ideas for the new WNBA. Nicknames in red are nicknames that are switching cities. I want to have nicknames related to the NBA nickname, but not overly feminine, because the WNBA deserves respect, and only identifying them by their genitalia seems a bit much. 

 

...there are exceptions to that rule, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to name the Bucks WNBA affiliate the Does, after their short lived Women's Professional Basketball League.

 

Logos and maybe uniforms to follow the nicknaming of The Sister League

 

 

City NBA Current NBA New WNBA Current WNBA New
Atlanta Hawks Hawks Dream Harriers
Boston Celtics Celtics Connecticut Sun Charm
Brooklyn Nets Nets    
Charlotte Hornets Hornets   Vespas
Chicago Bulls Bulls Sky  
Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers    
Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Wings Mares
Denver Nuggets Nuggets    
Detroit Pistons Pistons   Sparks
Golden State Warriors Warriors    
Houston Rockets Rockets   Comets
Indiana Pacers Pacers Fever  
Los Angeles Clippers Clippers    
Los Angeles Lakers Longnecks Sparks  
Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies    
Miami Heat Heat    
Miilwaukee Bucks Bucks   Does
Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Lynx Lynx
New Orleans Pelicans Jazz   Brass
New York Knicks Knicks Liberty Liberty
Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder   Lightning
Orlando Magic Magic   Miracle
Philadelphia 76ers 76ers    
Phoenix Suns Suns Mercury Mercury
Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers    
Sacramento Kings Kings   Monarchs
San Antonio Spurs Spurs Stars Stars
Toronto Raptors Raptors   Owls
Utah Jazz Lakers    
Washington Wizards Wizards Mystics Mystics
Seattle   Sonics Storm Storm
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Yeah, I agree the WNBA names shouldn't be overly feminine, but I also think the names should have a cool connection to women like the Liberty and Does. So a few I'm thinking of:

 

PHILADELPHIA 20ERS- Signifies the year women were first able to vote

MIAMI SOL

LOS ANGELES CAPITANAS- Signifies a female ship Captain without having to use the term "Captainess"

PORTLAND PIONEERS or GROUNDBREAKERS

MEMPHIS FIERCE

INDIANA CHECKERS

GS BELLONAS- Roman goddess of war

DENVER GOLD

 

No doubt you'll slay it with this series, looking forward to it!

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The Tulsa Shock would be the sister team to the Thunder, but they did move from Detroit, though. You could add the Charlotte Sting, Portland Blaze, and Utah Starzz, and probably rename Utah. Memphis should have a team, too.

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14 hours ago, NSLthe2nd said:

The Tulsa Shock would be the sister team to the Thunder, but they did move from Detroit, though. You could add the Charlotte Sting, Portland Blaze, and Utah Starzz, and probably rename Utah. Memphis should have a team, too.

 

Portland actually had a team, the Fire. 

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