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Top 60 Basketball Inspired Dog Names For Your Cute Puppies

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When you’re picking out a new dog, one of the first things you need to decide is what to name it.

If you’re athletic, or just enjoy playing around, you might be inspired by basketball players for your dog’s name.

Here are some of our favorite basketball-inspired names for dogs!

Male Basketball Dog Names

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Names Notes
Ewing After Patrick Ewing
Hakeem
After Hakeem Olajuwon
Spud
After Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb
Chief
After Robert “The Chief” Parish
Legend
After Larry “Legend” Bird
Crash
After Gerald “Crash” Wallace
Duncan
After Tim Duncan
Isiah
After Isiah Thomas
Carter
After Vince “Air Canada” Carter
Robinson
After David “The Admiral” Robinson
King
After LeBron James, “The King”
Puggsy
A play on Tyrone Curtis “Muggsy” Bogues
Alcindor
Lew Alcindor, before his name change to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Pierce
After Paul “The Truth” Pierce
Muttumbo
A play on the name Dikembe Mutombo
Wade
After Dwayne Wade
Harden
After James Harden
Dogkembe
A play on the name Dikembe Mutombo
Iverson
After Allen “The Answer” Iverson
Webb
After Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb
Worm
After Dennis “The Worm” Rodman
Kareem
After Lew Alcindor, as in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Admiral
After David “The Admiral” Robinson
Durant
After Kevin Durant
Drexler
After Clyde “The Glide” Drexler
Doc
After Doctor Julius Erving
Diesel
After Shaquille O’Neal, “Diesel”
Bryant
After Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant
Russell After Bill Russell
Biggo
After Oscar “Big O” Robertson

Female Basketball Dog Names

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Names Notes
Schayes
After Dolph Schayes
Kidd After Jason Kidd
Parish
After Robert “The Chief” Parish
Klay
After Klay Thompson
Logo
After Jerry “The Logo” West
Kemp
After Shawn “The Reignman” Kemp
Miller
After Reggie Miller
Barker
A play on Jabari Parker
Scottie
After Scottie Pippen
Dunn After Kris Dunn
Jordan
After the greatest, Michael Jordan
Cousy
After Bob Cousy, “The Houdini of Hardwood”
Dipper
After Wilt Chamberlain, “The Big Dipper”
Barkley
After “Sir Charles” Barkley
Monroe
After Earl “The Pearl” Monroe
Payton
After Gary “The Glove” Payton
Kawhi
After Kawhi Leonard
Reggie
After Reggie Miller
Pistol
After “Pistol” Pete Maravich
Magic
After Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Bird
After Larry “Legend” Bird
Puppen
A play on Scottie Pippen
Mamba
After Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant
Lew
After Lew Alcindor, before his name change to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Pearl
After Earl “The Pearl” Monroe
Reign
After Shawn “The Reignman” Kemp
Malone
After Moses or Karl, take your pick
Penny
After Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway
Dominique
After Dominique Wilkins
Thunder
After Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins

We hope this list of names has helped. And don’t forget, if you can’t find the perfect name on our list, be sure to check out our other naming resources on sport dog names for even more ideas.

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