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Every NBA Team Name Ever

Given the location and years played, guess every name ever used by an NBA team from 1946-2024
Included Leagues: BAA (1946-1949), NBA (1949-2024), ABA (1967-1976)
Bold indicates a current or former name of a current franchise
Data from Basketball Reference
Quiz by trilletto
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Last updated: May 20, 2024
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New Orleans (2002-2013)
Charlotte (1988-2002, 2014-Present)
Hornets
New Orleans (2013-Present)
Pelicans
New York (1968-1977)
New Jersey (1977-2012)
Brooklyn (2012-Present)
Nets
Oklahoma City (2008-Present)
Thunder
Vancouver (1995-2001)
Memphis (2001-Present)
Grizzlies
Washington (1997-Present)
Wizards
Toronto (1995-Present)
Raptors
Minnesota (1989-Present)
Timberwolves
Orlando (1989-Present)
Magic
Miami (1988-Present)
Heat
Kansas City - Omaha (1972-1975)
Kansas City (1975-1985)
Sacramento (1985-Present)
Kings
San Diego (1978-1984)
Los Angeles (1984-Present)
Clippers
Houston (1967-1969)
Dallas (1980-Present)
Mavericks
New Orleans (1974-1979)
Utah (1979-Present)
Jazz
Denver (1974-Present)
Nuggets
San Antonio (1973-Present)
Spurs
San Diego (1967-1971)
Denver (1967-1974)
Houston (1971-Present)
Rockets
Philadelphia (1946-1962)
San Francisco (1962-1971)
Golden State (1971-Present)
Warriors
Cleveland (1970-Present)
Cavaliers
Portland (1970-Present)
Trail Blazers
Milwaukee (1968-Present)
Bucks
Phoenix (1968-Present)
Suns
Waterloo (1949-1950)
Milwaukee (1951-1955)
St. Louis (1955-1968)
Atlanta (1968-Present)
Hawks
Indiana (1967-Present)
Pacers
Chicago (1966-Present)
Bulls
Philadelphia (1963-Present)
76ers
Minneapolis (1948-1960)
Los Angeles (1960-Present)
Lakers
Fort Wayne (1948-1957)
Detroit (1957-Present)
Pistons
Celtics (1946-Present)
Celtics
New York (1946-Present)
Knickerbockers
Charlotte (2004-2014)
Bobcats
Seattle (1967-2008)
SuperSonics
Baltimore (1947-1954, 1963-1973)
Capital (1973-1974)
Washington (1974-1997)
Bullets
Buffalo (1970-1978)
Braves
St. Louis (1974-1976)
Spirits
Virginia (1970-1976)
Squires
Los Angeles (1968-1970)
Utah (1970-1976)
Stars
Kentucky (1967-1976)
Colonels
Memphis (1974-1975)
Sounds
San Diego (1972-1975)
Conquistadors
Memphis (1972-1974)
Tams
Carolina (1969-1974)
Cougars
Texas (1970-1971)
Dallas (1967-1970, 1971-1973)
Chaparrals
Memphis (1970-1972)
Pros
Pittsburgh (1970-1972)
Condors
Miami (1968-1972)
Floridians
Rochester (1948-1957)
Cincinnati (1957-1972)
Royals
Minnesota (1968-1969)
Pittsburgh (1967-1968, 1969-1970)
Pipers
New Orleans (1967-1970)
Buccaneers
Washington (1946-1951, 1969-1970)
Capitols
Oakland (1967-1969)
Oaks
Anaheim (1967-1968)
Amigos
New Jersey (1967-1968)
Americans
Minnesota (1967-1968)
Muskies
Chicago (1962-1963)
Zephyrs
Syracuse (1949-1963)
Nationals
Anderson (1949-1950)
Chicago (1961-1962)
Packers
Indianapolis (1949-1953)
Olympians
Tri-Cities (1949-1951)
Blackhawks
Sheboygan (1949-1950)
Red Skins
Chicago (1946-1950)
Stags
St. Louis (1946-1950)
Bombers
Indianapolis (1948-1949)
Jets
Providence (1946-1949)
Steamrollers
Cleveland (1946-1947)
Rebels
Detroit (1946-1947)
Falcons
Pittsburgh (1946-1947)
Ironmen
Toronto (1946-1947)
Huskies
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