NBA Team Names History

A Chronology of the Teams in the NBA
Full team name need to be entered for teams that previously played in other cities.
Source: https://www.nba.com/celtics/history/nba-teams-chronology
Quiz by Nenadbs
Rate:
Last updated: May 19, 2021
First submittedMay 11, 2021
Times taken213
Rating3.33
Report this quizReport
10:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 58 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
City
Seasons
Team Name
Atlanta
1949-1951
Tri-Cities Blackhawks
1951-1955
Milwaukee Hawks
1955-1968
St. Louis Hawks
1968-present
Hawks
Boston
1946-present
Celtics
Brooklyn
1976-1977
New York Nets
1977-2012
New Jersey Nets
2012-present
Nets
Charlotte
1988-2002, 2014-present
Hornets
2004-2014
Bobcats
Chicago
1966-present
Bulls
Cleveland
1970-present
Cavaliers
Dallas
1980-present
Mavericks
Denver
1976-present
Nuggets
Detroit
1948-1957
Fort Wayne Pistons
1957-present
Pistons
Golden State
1946-1962
Philadelphia Warriors
1962-1971
San Francisco Warriors
1971-present
Warriors
Houston
1967-1971
San Diego Rockets
1971-present
Rockets
Indiana
1976-present
Pacers
Los Angeles
1970-1978
Buffalo Braves
1978-1984
San Diego Clippers
1984-present
Clippers
Los Angeles
1948-1960
Minneapolis Lakers
1960-present
Lakers
Memphis
1995-2001
Vancouver Grizzlies
2001-present
Grizzlies
Miami
1988-present
Heat
Milwaukee
1968-present
Bucks
Minnesota
1989-present
Timberwolves
New Orleans
2002-2005, 2007-2013
Hornets
2005-2007
Oklahoma City Hornets
2013-present
Pelicans
New York
1946-present
Knicks
Oklahoma City
1967-2008
Seattle SuperSonics
2008-present
Thunder
Orlando
1989-present
Magic
Philadelphia
1949-1963
Syracuse Nationals
1963-present
76ers
Phoenix
1968-present
Suns
Portland
1970-present
Trailblazers
Sacramento
1948-1957
Rochester Royals
1957-1972
Cincinnati Royals
1972-1975
Kansas City-Omaha Kings
1975-1985
Kansas City Kings
1985-present
Kings
San Antonio
1976-present
Spurs
Toronto
1995-present
Raptors
Utah
1974-1979
New Orleans Jazz
1979-present
Jazz
Washington
1961-1962
Chicago Packers
1962-1963
Chicago Zephyrs
1963-1973
Baltimore Bullets
1973-1974
Capital Bullets
1974-1998
Bullets
1998-present
Wizards
+1
Level 63
May 11, 2021
Very good. Nominated.
+1
Level 50
May 11, 2021
Thank you :)
+1
Level 76
May 16, 2021
Like this a lot in principal but you should add type-ins to standardize it with other NBA quizzes (Cavs, Sixers, Mavs, etc.).
+1
Level 50
May 16, 2021
Agree. I will fix that.
+1
Level 60
May 19, 2021
Not too hard for an NBA fan, but I really think it should just accept Zephyrs and Packers. While I do understand that they are from the same place, those teams are ancient and having to guess the city would make it even harder.
+1
Level 50
May 19, 2021
Fixed. Thanks for playing :)