Original Locations and Nicknames of Current NBA Teams

Guess the FIRST location and original team name of these National Basketball Association franchises.
Must be the city/region for which the team was named.
Some teams may have started in another league before joining the NBA.
Some teams did not change their nickname.
Quiz by LFC1892
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Last updated: May 13, 2013
First submittedJanuary 12, 2013
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Team
City
Team Name
Atlanta Hawks
Buffalo
Bisons
Golden State Warriors
Philadelphia
Warriors
Sacramento Kings
Rochester
Royals
Detroit Pistons
Fort Wayne
Zollner Pistons
Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit
Gems
Washington Wizards
Chicago
Packers
Houston Rockets
San Diego
Rockets
San Antonio Spurs
Dallas
Chaparrals
Utah Jazz
New Orleans
Jazz
Los Angeles Clippers
Buffalo
Braves
Memphis Grizzlies
Vancouver
Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans
Charlotte
Hornets
Brooklyn Nets
New Jersey
Americans
Philadelphia 76ers
Syracuse
Nationals
Oklahoma City Thunder
Seattle
SuperSonics
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Level 47
Jan 13, 2013
thanks for being liberal on the spelling of some of the nicknames. I would have been there for a while doing two of them.
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Level 43
Jan 14, 2013
As someone who is an admittedly poor speller, I would be quite the hypocrite if I expected everyone to spell every single one correctly. (LOL I had to look up hypocrite to make sure I got that right)
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Level 70
Sep 24, 2013
I'm a huge NBA buff and I honestly didn't know about Detroit Gems or Buffalo Bisons. I thought Hawks started as Tri-Cities Blackhawks.. Oh, well, live and learn.
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Level 19
Apr 19, 2019
It was originally the Minneapolis Lakers and the Fort Wayne pistons and also the hawks were the saint Louis hawks