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Mar. 27, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (left), guard Manu Ginobili (center) and guard Tim Duncan prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Continuing our off season series of themed posts around the NBA blogs of SB Nation, this week we've got something a little different. All of the team bloggers were asked to provide a word or short phrase that they associate with each team. No further instructions were given, so whether the respondent chose to describe the current team or the franchise in general is unknown and up to them.

After everyone had provided their words, the lists were sent to the team bloggers for their reaction. Below are the posts that resulted. Perhaps it's not surprising that bloggers are a cynical lot, but I sure was struck by the fact that bloggers are a cynical lot.

In case you missed any of them, be sure to check out the earlier installments in SB Nation's series of themed posts:

Word Association Day: What Do Other Bloggers Think About the Sixers? - Liberty Ballers
What do NBA bloggers think about the Sixers?

Word Association Day: Bobcats: Welp - Rufus on Fire
Word association game time! What words do SB Nation's Basketball bloggers associate with the Charlotte Bobcats?

Word Association Day: How The Blogging World Views The Milwaukee Bucks - Brew Hoop
We break down how SB Nation's NBA bloggers view the Milwaukee Bucks.

Word Association Day: Old vs. New - Fear The Sword
What first comes to mind when you think of the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Word Association Day: Where Everyone Thinks We're Old - CelticsBlog
We continue our SBNation themed posts with word association day. This week we were asked to give one word thoughts on every team in the league.

Word Association Day: Hawks Get No Love - Peachtree Hoops
The Atlanta Hawks didn't fare very well in the SB Nation NBA Word Association project, perhaps justifying the summer moves by GM Danny Ferry. See what words were chosen and what words PTH used to define the other teams in the league.

Word Association Day: Playing with the Miami Heat - Hot Hot Hoops
SB Nation NBA bloggers pondered over what word immediately comes to mind for each team in a recent survey and the results for the champion Miami Heat team were interesting, to say the least.

Word Association Day: To Orlando Magic, SB Nation Bloggers Unkind - Orlando Pinstriped Post
What words come to mind when one thinks of the Orlando Magic?

Word Association Day: Pacers Word Association - Indy Cornrows
What word describes the Indiana Pacers? SB Nation NBA bloggers answered that question with some interesting results.

Word Association Day: What Do NBA Bloggers Think of the Raptors? - Raptors HQ
SB Nation's NBA bloggers give one-word descriptions of the Toronto Raptors.

Word Association Day: Wizards: How Others See This Franchise - Bullets Forever
What word do you think of when you hear the phrase "Washington Wizards."

Word Association Day: What Word Comes to Mind for the Clippers? - Clips Nation
Today is NBA Word Association Day, where the NBA bloggers of SB Nation react to the words associated with their teams. Spoiler alert -- not everyone loves the Clippers.

Word Association Day: Memphis Grizzlies - Straight Outta Vancouver
NBA Word Association Day, in which the Grizzlies are thought to be gritty, burly and in a sense, underwhelming.

Word Association Day: Jazz: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - SLC Dunk
Utah Jazz Word Association!

Word Association Day: Man, The Kings Are Depressing - Sactown Royalty
What do other teams' bloggers think about the Kings? UGH UGH UGH.

Word Association Day: Mad Libs: Sacramento Kings Edition - Sactown Royalty
A mad lib based on the word association results for the Sacramento Kings.

Word Association Day: Mavericks - Mavs Moneyball
SB Nation Word Association: The Dallas Mavericks

Word Association Day: Denver Nuggets - Denver Stiffs
Our bloggers, across the sites, submitted one-word to describe all the NBA teams. Let's see what was said about our Denver Nuggets ...

Word Association Day: What Does America Think Of The Phoenix Suns? - Bright Side Of The Sun
We each got a list of all NBA teams and fired off the first word that came to mind about that franchise. And the results were quite interesting.

Word Association Day: The Thunder Are Talented, Yet Stolen - Welcome to Loud City
We take a quick look at the words other bloggers used to describe the Thunder. Watch out for the man-babies!

Word Association Day: The Timberwolves are.... - Canis Hoopus
Your best source for quality Minnesota Timberwolves news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Word Association Day: Blazers - Blazer's Edge
What do other NBA bloggers think about the Portland Trail Blazers? Word association runs wild here.