The Washington Wizards’ new NBA G League team will be named the Capital City Go-Go.
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of the Capital City Go-Go to the Monumental Sports & Entertainment family,” MSE CEO Ted Leonsis told gleague.nba.com. “The Go-Go music scene has been ingrained in the fiber of our vibrant community for decades and we are proud to help continue that legacy.”
The name is a nod to Go-Go music, a distinctly Washington, DC area art form that became big in the 1970s.
“What’s great about this name is that it really draws a connection with the heart of D.C.,” wrote BulletsForever.com’s Jake Whitacre. “Instead of going for a cliche name based on the military or politics, they went for something [that] will really resonate with people who know and love the city.”
“People outside the D.C. area may not get it, but it’s perfect for the people who will be cheering for the new team,” added Whitacre. “Honestly, they’re probably the best named basketball team in the city now.”
The team logo features a conga drum, one of the staples of the genre.
The Go-Go will begin G League play in the 2018-19 season.
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