Ron Artest: Providing Great Fantasy Team Names Since 1999

Better than Gatorade.

It usually takes me quite some time to think of a name for my fantasy teams. I’m often in the draft room with a team named “TBA” or “TBD”.

Sometimes, the makeup of roster dictates the team name. One season, a roster that had Jason Kidd, Dirk Nowitzki, Kirk Hinrich, Andrew Bogut and Manu Ginobili was named “4 ½ White Guys”. You get the idea.

The NBA is near-perfect for coming up with great fantasy names, because of the many varied characters in the league. But Ron Artest is in a class by himself.

Twice have I names teams after Artest. Once a team was named Tru Wariers, after the hilariously (and intentionally) misspelled words Artest had shaved into his head. Another was “Flying Plastic Cups” in reference to the famous brawl in Detroit.

Now, Artest has provided us with more fantasy team name fodder after admitting he used to drink during halftime when he was with the Bulls.

My recommended team name: Halftime Hennessey

Any other suggestions?

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