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National Basketball League (NBA)


Sport: Basketball

Nation: Canada & USA

Level: Major League

Years in Existence: 1947-present

Former Names: Basketball Association of America (BAA) (1947-1949)


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#1 Ranked Franchises of the Year

#2 Ranked Franchises of the Year

#3 Ranked Franchises of the Year

#4 Ranked Franchises of the Year

Current Franchises

Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers
Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Toronto Raptors
Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards


Current Franchises Who Moved to Another City

Baltimore Bullets (Moved to Washington D.C. and eventually became the Wizards)

Buffalo Braves (Moved to San Diego and became the Clippers)

Charlotte Hornets (Moved to New Orleans and eventually became the Pelicans)

Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (Moved to Baltimore and became the Bullets)

Cincinnati Royals (Moved to Kansas City-Omaha and become the Kings)

Fort Wayne Pistons (Moved to Detroit)

Kansas City Kings (Moved to Sacramento)

Kansas City-Omaha Kings (Moved to Kansas City only)

Milwaukee Hawks (Moved to St. Louis)

Minneapolis Lakers (Moved to Los Angeles)

New Orleans Hornets (shared the franchise with Oklahoma City for 2 years)

New Jersey Nets (Moved to Brooklyn)

New Orleans Jazz (Moved to Utah)

New York Nets (Moved to New Jersey)

Philadelphia Warriors (Moved to San Francisco)

Rochester Royals (Moved to Cincinnati)

San Diego Clippers (Moved to Los Angeles)

San Diego Rockets (Moved to Houston)

San Francisco Warriors (Moved to Oakland and became the Golden State Warriors)

Seattle Supersonics (Moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder)

St. Louis Hawks (Moved to Atlanta)

Syracuse Nationals (Moved to Philadelphia and became the 76ers)

Tri-Cities Blackhawks (Moved to Milwaukee and became the Hawks)

Vancouver Grizzlies (Moved to Memphis)

Current Franchises Who Played in Another League

Atlanta Hawks then the Tri-Cities Blackhawks merged from the NBL

Brooklyn Nets then the New York Nets merged from the ABA

Denver Nuggets merged from the ABA

Detroit Pistons then the Fort Wayne Pistons merged from the NBL

Indiana Pacers merged from the ABA

Los Angeles Lakers then the Minneapolis Lakers merged from the NBL

Philadelphia 76ers then the Syracuse Nationals merged from the NBL

Sacramento Kings then the Rochester Royals merged from the NBL

San Antonio Spurs merged from the ABA

Defunct Franchises

Anderson Packers (1950)

Baltimore Bullets I (1948-1954)

Chicago Stags (1947-1950)

Cleveland Rebels (1947)

Denver Nuggets I (1950)

Detroit Falcons (1947)

Indianapolis Jets (1949)

Indianapolis Olympians (1950-1953)

Pittsburgh Ironmen (1947)

Providence Steam Rollers (1947-1949)

Sheboygan Redskins (1950)

St. Louis Bombers (1947-1950)

Toronto Huskies (1947)

Washington Capitols (1947-1951)

Waterloo Hawks (1950)

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