Say Hey has a great post today on the fact that it's a shame that The Golden State Warriors are the only NBA team that uses a state nickname as part of their official name. They look at what some other teams in the NBA would be called if they used either official or unofficial state nicknames.
Our personal favorite: Land of the Red Men Hornets.
But let's have some fun here and pretend you could move teams to other states.
If the Houston Rockets moved to Nebraska, they'd be The Beef State Rockets.
If the Orlando Magic moved to Hawaii, they'd be The Rainbow State Magic.
If the Denver Nuggets moved to Missouri, they'd be The Show Me State Nuggets.
If the Miami Heat moved to North Dakota, they'd be The Rough Rider State Heat.
Get on this Stern.