What’s in a Name?

Posted by Rob Mahoney on April 10, 2010 under News | Be the First to Comment

The name search for the Frisco D-League team is now over, as the Mavs’ D-League affiliate for next season will be the Texas Legends. It was definitely the best of the three finalists (with the two lesser names being the Texas Shooters and the Texas Stallions), though I still think the online submission process could have produced something far better.

Still, Legends they will be, even if that name is more than a bit presumptuous. Doesn’t having a name like ‘Legends’ put a bit of pressure on a D-League team that still lacks an actual roster? If they’re anything less than legendary will the arena explode like the head of a contradiction-pondering robot? Or at the very least, aren’t they just asking for a scoff and snide remark from fans every time they drop a game?

Then again, this is the D-League. There are Red Claws, Mad Ants, and the Armor. Those names are all pretty awesome, but they’re certainly off the beaten path. Legends continues in that same vein, even if it is quite the moniker for a first-year team to live up to.