If there’s one universal truth in fantasy basketball, it’s that teams that use auto-generated names always suck.
I’ve never seen an Aaron’s Awesome Team that was actually awesome. If there’s a Gordon’s Genius Team in your league, you can be 100% certain Gordon is not a genius.
Instead, use this fresh batch of fantasy basketball team names for 2023. Don’t be the auto-name guy – it’s embarrassing for everyone.
I love fantasy basketball because it’s the weirdest of all the fantasy sports. Rotations change, and players frequently develop out of nowhere.
It can be confusing at times, but it’s never dull.
This fantasy basketball team name is for those who like contemporary music and classic players. Also, it's funny to picture Karl Malone with horrible face tattoos.
We've got more Anthony Davis fantasy basketball names below.
This is probably my favorite fantasy basketball team name on this list because I love history. That is also probably why I like LeBron so much.
That fantasy basketball name idea can be either a reference to the Raptor’s OG Anounoby, or to the fact that you’re just old.
That’s how the Thunder’s coach started his explanation of why they got their ass kicked worst than any team ever.
Any other 80’s kids out there whose parents were too poor to buy them Transformers?
I think of this idea as an Anthony Edwards fantasy basketball name. But it works for Anthony Davis too.
It could even work for Greg Anthony if you’re a big TNT fan.
I'm undecided when it comes to the best basketball movie ever. But I'm confident about the worst one: Space Jam - A New Legacy.
It’s a film about Looney Tunes playing basketball and made by people that understand neither Looney Tunes nor basketball. And yes, it's worse than both Celtic Pride and Air Bud.
In all fairness to Space Jam - A New Legacy, I haven’t revisited Juwanna Mann. Something tells me it probably hasn’t aged well, especially in a time when men can now play women's sports.
But at least it has the excuse of being from the '90s.
Liberty City Penetrators is by far the funniest basketball team name from the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Other name ideas from GTA include:
No one said your fantasy basketball team name has to be some lame dad joke. It can also be a super-cool dad joke.
Oh man, I hope Bones Hyland has a successful career. His name is just perfect for creating fantasy basketball team names.
I love punting categories. It gives extra value to players with weaknesses, makes the game more interesting, and simplifies things.
Life is just easier when you say "The heck with it, I’m just not dealing with turnovers".
This fantasy b-ball team name idea is an Anchorman reference that’s perfect for a punt field goals build.
I generally wouldn’t recommend punting the defensive stats. But you do you, baby.
I love this idea as a team name for fantasy hockey too.
These last few fantasy basketball team name ideas are perfect if you’re punting points.
If you're looking for good fantasy hockey names, this may fit the bill.
If you can make your opponent laugh with a funny fantasy basketball team name, then you’ve already won.
Since he got hurt, Jonathan Isaac’s been writing books about how he’s God’s gift to basketball. Here’s my question: if God loves you so much, why did he give you knees that never heal?
I think of this as a Toronto Raptors fantasy basketball team name.
Cryptokeeper is what the Lakers are calling Staples these days. Also, LeBron is old enough to get a Tales from the Crypt reference.
Did you know that basketballs weren't always orange? In the early days of the American Basketball Association, the most popular color was red.
But there were also yellow, blue, and white balls.
For the fan who's trying to prove he knows the game with fantasy basketball names.
You can adapt this fantasy basketball name to basically any painter you dig: Van Gogh, Frieda Kahlo, Bob Ross - whoever. I just happen to also be a Matisse Thybulle stan.
This fantasy basketball name works because Jalen Smith was a key waiver wire pick-up for me down the stretch in '22.
These dirty fantasy basketball team names are not advisable for your average anonymous Yahoo leagues. Only pull these out in leagues with close, personal friends that you know are dirtbags (like you).
Feel free to modify this bucking name any way you see fit:
In some senses, it’s kind of a flex to think you're so hot you can cheat on a Kardashian. In more or less every other sense, it's bucking stupid.
Your opponents have will all season to figure out what your fantasy basketball name means.
Anthony Davis is one of the most well-rounded fantasy basketball players. He contributes in every category, his percentages are solid, and he doesn’t turn the ball over.
That’s an Anthony Davis and LeBron James fantasy basketball team name.
AD Bryant is an Anthony Davis and Kobe Bryant fantasy basketball team name with a bit of SNL flavor.
Here’s the least-hot take you’ll probably ever hear: Damian Lillard is the best basketball player to come out of Weber State. Just in case you don’t have Basketball Reference memorized, the second-best is Willie Sojourner.
It’s unlikely that anyone ever uses this Judy Dench plus Damian Lillard fantasy team name. But it does make me chuckle.
Lonzo Ball can be an amazing fantasy asset if you're willing to punt some categories. And if you’ve been paying attention to these intros, you know I love me some punting.
I don't utually pat myself on the back, but here we are. This basketball team name idea is basically perfect, and no one else is going to do it, so… pat pat pat.
Maybe it’s just me, but I think basketball is the sport with the best fantasy team names. The NBA fantasy community takes some Steph Curry-style deep shots and I’m here for it.
The GOAT abides.