Miami Heat No. 13 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

Founded in 1988, the Miami Heat franchise is one of the youngest in the NBA. It took them a few years to gain a foothold in the league, but the additions of Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway in the mid-1990s helped to establish the franchise as a contender. The biggest move in the history of the team, though, was when…

Sacramento Kings Take No. 16 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

Of all the NBA teams with long histories involving several cities and leagues and nicknames, none are as complicated as the Sacramento Kings. Here’s a quick rundown: Rochester Seagrams (1923-1942), Rochester Eber Seagrams (1942-1943), Rochester Pros (1943-1945), Rochester Royals (1945-1948 National Basketball League, 1948-1957 NBA), Cincinnati Royals (1957-1972), Kansas City-Omaha Kings (1972-1975), Kansas City Kings (1975-1985), Sacramento Kings (1985-Present). Head…

Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 18 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

The city of Cleveland was long known for the championship curse that lasted 52 years and spread across all major sports. But in 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally broke that curse and brought a major celebration to the city. The team was originally founded in 1970 as an expansion team in the Eastern Conference. The first few seasons were tough…

Washington Wizards at No. 19 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

Like almost every NBA team, the Wizards have had several different team names and played in multiple cities, but their most successful period came after they settled in the Washington D.C. area in the mid-1970s. From the Chicago Packers to the Chicago Zephyrs to the Baltimore Bullets to the Capital Bullets to the Washington Bullets, it was a whirlwind first…

Denver Nuggets Claim No. 20 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

The Nuggets' long and winding history in the ABA and NBA can be traced through their varied colors, logos and uniform combinations. From the early days of the ABA's Denver Rockets in their black, orange and white to the Nuggets' cartoonish "Maxie the Miner" logo to the David Thompson-era plain dark blue jerseys, the Nuggets changed jerseys and names several…
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