The Story Behind Every NBA Team’s Name

Were the Charlotte Bobcats named by Bob Johnson after himself? What’s a team called Jazz doing in Utah and what the hell is a Knick?

After the Hornets left for New Orleans, The Bobcats name was picked for Charlotte’s new team as a result of a contest in 2004. Other finalists were Flight and Dragons. The final choice wasn’t too popular with the fans and there were rumors that team owner and BET President Bob Johnson named the team after himself. Flight would be very fitting today considering Michael Jordan’s current ownership is the most (if not the only) marketable thing about the team.