Maine Red Claws
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Delightful. See, most team names have a connection to an existing concept -- an animal; some kind of weather event; a grossly offended Indian tribe. But unless Skyforce is named after a mildly popular, 3.5-star rated iPhone game, this is a word they just made the fuck up.
Here’s the thing: there’s already an NBA franchise named the Washington Wizards*. But look at their current logo:
Look: it’s great that the D-League exists. An institutional structure to allow the young or the passed over an opportunity to earn their way onto the main stage? That’s America.
Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Fort Wayne, Indiana. A city I’d never even heard of until the D-League. Frankly, I’m still not convinced it exists.