Best Sports Team Nicknames
Phi Slamma Jamma
In the early 1980s, John Wooden s UCLA played with a polished and methodical style, and every other basketball team followed suit. But in 1982, the University of Houston decided to change all that. Employing a frenetic, playground, above the rim style that centered around fastbreaks and dunks, the Cougars changed the way basketball was played. Thus, Phi Slamma Jamma was born. Known as Texas s Tallest Fraternity, the fraternity brothers were wildly popular and all had nicknames of their own. Led by Hakeem The Dream Olajuwon and Clyde The Glide Drexler, the team also featured Benny Bomber from Bernice Anders, Larry Mr. Mean Micheaux, and Michael Silent Assassin Young. The team reached the Final Four three straight years, losing the 1982 83 Finals, and is credited with transforming basketball into what it is today.