"Los Angeles is seventy-two suburbs in search of a city," Dorothy Parker famously sniffed, and this identity crisis has often extended to the diversity of this city's cultural influences. Los Angeles offers just about everything, yet very few of these offerings are indigenous. And that includes the inspirations for the names of our professional sports teams, past and present.
*A galaxy of stars makes sense for Los Angeles. But they're not called the Los Angeles Galaxy of Stars.
**Finally, a name that makes sense!
Chapter 67 of Jon Weisman's 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die for the idea. (Book review forthcoming.)
SportsLogos.Net for some of the more obscure logos.