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…

Brooklyn Nets Check in at No. 22 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

The Nets have had four locations, two nicknames, two leagues, and eight different home arenas in their 50-plus seasons in existence. Founded in 1967 as a member of the American Basketball Association, the New Jersey Americans were relocated to Long Island and renamed the New York Nets before their second season. They would join the NBA in 1976 and the…

The Milwaukee Bucks Unveiled as No. 24 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams Countdown

Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the current kings of the basketball card collecting world. The "Greek Freak" is one of the best and most versatile players in the NBA and he's still only 24-years-old. Antetokounmpo's potential is sky high and his cards are highly sought-after as NBA fans know that he could end up as one of the best players…

The Toronto Raptors Check in at No. 26 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams Countdown

The Toronto Raptors, like most NBA teams, have been defined by their superstars through the years. Founded in 1995, their first big star was 1996 Rookie of the Year Damon Stoudamire. And, while Stoudamire was really good, nothing compares to the stardom level that Vince Carter was able to reach. Carter played for the Raptors from 1998-2004 and reached stratospheric…

Panini America and Beckett Media Team Up to Rank Most Collectible NBA Franchises

Panini America, the world leader in licensed sports and entertainment collectibles and the exclusive trading card partner of the NBA and NBA Players, and Beckett Media, the leading authority for news and pricing related to the sports card industry, today announced a partnership for a unique program called “30 Teams/30 Weeks” that will run through the rest of the NBA…
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