Top 10 Oldest NBA Teams
Basketball Is One Of Most Popular Sports In The World especially In USA, and also the one of highest paying sports in the world. The NBA, or the National Basketball Association, is one of the biggest tournaments in the history of sports. The players of this sport are hugely popular, and people from around the world wait eagerly to watch the young basketball players displaying their great skill. NBA was founded on June 6, 1946 in New York City, New York in the United States of America, and it has its headquarters at New York, as well.
The teams that are featured in the NBA are of huge popularity, recognized just by their uniforms, logos or color schemes to the fans. These teams have been entertaining the basketball fans for many decades, now. So, let us take a look at the Top 10 Oldest NBA Teams.
Top 10 Oldest NBA Teams
10. Indiana Pacers
American professional basketball team Indiana Pacers is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is part of the National Basketball Association in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team was established in 1967 as a member of the American Basketball Association. The team then became a member of the NBA as a result of the ABA-NBA merger in 1976. Indiana Pacers plays their home matches at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The team was named after the Indianapolis 500’s pace cars and also for the Indiana’s history with harness racing pacers. A group of six investors, Richard Tinkham, John DeVoe, Chuck DeVoe, Chuck Barnes and Bob Collins, purchase a franchise in the proposed American Basketball Association in early 1967. They stayed for 25 years in the new Market Square Arena in downtown Indianapolis since they moved in 1974.
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9. Brooklyn Nets
American professional basketball team The Brooklyn Nets is based in Brooklyn, New York, a borough of New York City, and is a part of the National Basketball Association in Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team was founded as a charter franchise of the NBA’s rival league, the American Basketball Association, in 1967. During their first appearance, the team was known as the New Jersey Americans. They changed the name to the New York Nets after they moved to Long Island in 1968. The team then again moved to New Jersey in 1977 and played as the New Jersey Nets from 1977 to 2012. The team New Jersey Nets achieved two consecutive Eastern Conference championships during that time in 2001 and 2002 seasons.
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8. Los Angeles Clippers
American professional basketball team Los Angeles Clippers is based in Los Angeles, California, and is a part of the National Basketball Association in Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team was established in 1970 as the Buffalo Brave. Los Angeles Clippers was one of the three expansion teams to join the NBA in 1970. The team became known as the San Diego Clippers after they moved to San Diego, California, from Buffalo, New York, in 1978. The team actually started as the Buffalo Braves in Western New York as one of three NBA expansion franchises besides the Portland Trail Blazers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1970–71 season. The team then finally moved to Los Angeles in 1984. After the acquisition of core players such as Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers won its first division title in 2013.
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