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Awarded as an expansion team in 2004, this team is now considered an extension of the original Charlotte franchise that began play in 1988.
An original BAA/NBA team, they have never moved or changed names, though they are usually referenced by a shortened version of their team name. They have won 2 NBA championships.
Originally an ABA team in Dallas, they changed their name and moved to their current location before joining the NBA in the 1976 merger.
This team originally played in Buffalo, but moved to San Diego and changed their name in 1978 before eventually moving north to their current location in 1984.
Named for a manufacturing company owned by Fred Zollner, this team joined the NBA in 1948 and played in Fort Wayne, Indiana until moving to their current location in 1957.
An expansion team in 1995, this team has never moved or changed their name.
Beginning play as an expansion team in 1989, this team brought NBA basketball back to their town for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Originally an NBL team based in Syracuse, New York, this team merged into the NBA in 1949. In 1963, they moved to their current city and took on their current team nickname.
Originally based in Seattle, this team moved and changed their name in 2008.
An expansion team in 1970, this team has never moved or changed their name. They won a championship less than 10 years after joining the league, but have not won another.
Beginning play in 1968, this team has never changed their name or location, but has also never won an NBA championship.
Beginning as a semi-pro team based in Rochester, NY in 1923, this team eventually played in the NBL before joining the NBA. Have also played in Cincinnati, Kansas City and Omaha.
Founded in 1970, this team has never moved or changed names. They have 1 championship, which came more than 4 decades after joining the league.
Founded in 1966, this team has never moved or changed its name. They have won 6 championships, led by a player considered by many to be the greatest player of all time.
Founded in 1980, this team has one championship to their name.
Team History CluesCurrent Team NameTeam Locations/Names
Beginning play as an expansion team in 1989, this team was the first professional basketball team in their city's history.
Originally an NBL team from Minneapolis, this team joined the BAA/NBA in 1948 and eventually moved to their current location in 1960.
Originally based in Chicago, this team moved to Baltimore in 1963 and eventually their current location in 1973. They changed their name in 1997.
An original BAA/NBA team, this team has never moved or changed their name. They have won the most championships in NBA history.
Founded in 1968, this team won the NBA championship just a few years later, but hasn't won another since. They have never moved or changed names.
Officially speaking, this team's history began when the original Charlotte franchise relocated in 2002. Also temporarily played games in Oklahoma City due to a natural disaster.
A former ABA team that won 2 ABA championships, this team has moved across state lines numerous times, but has always stayed within the same major metropolitan area.
An NBL team that merged into the NBA in 1949, this team has played in Milwaukee, St. Louis and a 'Tri-Cities' area before moving to their current location.
Founded in Vancouver in 1995, this team moved to their current location in 2001.
Originally an ABA team called the Rockets, they changed their name in 1974 in order to avoid conflict with the NBA's Rockets, in anticipation of a merger.
Winners of the first ever BAA/NBA title, this team played in Philadelphia before moving to the West Coast in 1962.
Beginning play in New Orleans in 1974, this team moved to their current location in 1979 in hopes of following up on the success of the ABA's Stars, who had won the 1971 ABA title.
Founded in 1967, this team was the most successful of the ABA teams, winning 3 ABA titles before merging to the NBA in 1976.
Founded in 1988, this team has won 3 NBA championships.
Founded in San Diego in 1967, this team moved to their current location in 1971.

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