The NBA today filed for rights to six nicknames for the Oklahoma City franchise. The names are Barons, Energy, Bisons, Marshalls, Thunder and Wind.
Wind?! Wind is such a horrible team nickname that it makes Energy seem cool. Obviously the team nickname doesn't have any influence on how good the team is, but it would be hard to seem intimidating with either of those two choices. And please don't tell me that they want to use the name Energy and have green uniforms, because that whole "Going Green" movement is really starting to get more commercial than meaningful.