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Ottawa NBL team abandons name, logo hours after unveiling

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Ottawa's new basketball team will be changing their name from TomaHawks after an outcry from Ottawa's aboriginal community.

The team is the latest expansion in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). The league currently has eight teams (London, Oshawa, Windsor, Montreal, Summerside, Saint John, Moncton, and Halifax)

Too bad, I kind of liked it (even if they stole the Moncton Miracles colours)

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...ge.html?cmp=rss

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I'm not surprised this was changed. I am really surprised at how "unprofessional" alot of the NCL of Canada is. The logo was, in my opinion a mess. It was not really discernable as wings.

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Is it really that offensive? There's no Aboriginal imagery in the logo and the owner has stated multiple times that they were referring to the dunk and not the weapon [which is hard to completely believe]. Even still, is it offensive when the tomahawk is used as a weapon in Call of Duty? If anything this logo is guilty of being too boring and could have drawn from Ottawa's rich history instead. Just name the team the Ottawa 1812s or something and be done with it.

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Is that lightning in the background? There are already four or five teams in the league that feature lightning in their logos.

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I just hate the whole NBA-style logos that always must have the city name with the team name, and an obligatory basketball thrown in for good measure (in case you don't know what sport it is) - always makes the logos look too "busy."

I just hope they don't go with the other rumoured name that was floating around before this one dropped... the "Ottawa Fire."

It's a great league, just too many bad names and logos...

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Wither Houston 1836

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Montreal Jazz. Pfffff, terrible, horrible, ridiculous.

Whats next? Halifax Nets? Regina Lakers?

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Should have just used this as the logo and kept the name.

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