10 Sports Team Names That Caused Controversy

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  • London Rippers
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Cleveland Indians
  • New York Knicks
  • Ottawa Tomahawks
  • Washington Redskins
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Washington Wizards
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Kansas City Chiefs

Ottawa Tomahawks

The Ottawa Tomahawks basketball team (part of the National Basketball League of Canada) made its official debut this past February, but public outcry over the name sent owners back to the drawing board. After about 12 hours of deliberation, the team announced they had adopted a new moniker, the Ottawa SkyHawks, a name that was coined with the help of fans voting on the team's Facebook page. (Photo: NBL Canada)