The NBA is calling the new conference names, but that’s not the only way to pronounce it.
The league announced on Tuesday that it would adopt a number of new names to be used for all 16 teams in the NBA.
These new names are not yet finalized.
The new names will be announced in early 2019.
The league has long used the word “Nba” for its teams, and the league’s official website says it will use the “NBA” for all teams.
However, it did not announce the new names until now.
In some instances, the new name could be used to refer to the league.
For example, the Miami Heat, whose name began as “Mickael Pietrus,” will be called “The Heat.”
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be referred to as “Thunder.”
And for the New Orleans Hornets, they will be named the “Lions.”
The league’s announcement comes after a lengthy legal battle, in which the NBA sued the NCAA and other sports leagues to prevent them from using their own names.
The teams filed suit in September 2015 to stop the use of their own name for their conferences, and in November 2015 the NCAA responded by filing an antitrust lawsuit against the league and its members.
The case was settled in January, and now the league is using its new names.NBA commissioner Adam Silver has called the new league names “a great idea” that “really gives our fans a little bit of something.”
He added that the new naming system would “allow us to have an identity that’s more meaningful and more relevant to our fans.”
“I think the best way to describe it is like a branding thing,” Silver said.
“We want to be the league that people can trust to represent the NBA in a way that’s meaningful and relevant.”
The NBA is now officially called the NBA, the National Basketball Association, the NBA Development League, and League Americas, with the league still calling itself the NBA from the new offices in Las Vegas.