The NBA is the largest private professional basketball league in the United States and one of the top four sports leagues in the country. It is made up of 29 American teams and 1 Canadian team.
This basketball league was created in New York City in 1946 (the year when several of the best professional basketball teams were founded). In its beginnings it began as the Basketball Association of America (BAA), but years later (1949), after merging with the National Basketball League (NBL), it adopted the name of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Here are 8 of the best teams that have made their mark in NBA history.
This basketball team was created in Boston, Massachusetts, United States in 1946. To date, the team has already had 17 victories, where 8 of them were consecutive victories -from 1959 to 1966-, that is why it is considered the most successful legendary team. and victorious in NBA history.
This team was created in 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where its headquarters are located) under the name of Syracuse Nationals and joined the NBA in 1949. They have achieved three triumphs within the NBA -one under the name Syracuse Nationals (1955) and the other two (1967 and 1983) under its current name, Philadelphia 76ers-.
The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team created in 1946 in Los Angeles, California. It is the second NBA team with the most victories (16), finding itself within a victory of the Bostons Celtics (17). Of the sixteen championships won, five were under his former name -Minneapolis Lakers- and eleven under his current name -Los Angeles Lakers-.
Golden state warriors
Basketball team founded in 1946 (like the Los Angeles Lakers), in Oakland, California. This was the first team to incorporate long sleeves into NBA jerseys . They have achieved five victories to date, two under the name Philadelphia Warriors (1947, 1956) and three under their current name, Golden State Warriors (1975, 2015, 2017).
This basketball team was created in 1941, in the metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan. To date they have won three championships (1989, 1990 and 2004) within the four NBA finals in which they have participated.
Professional basketball team founded in 1966 in Chicago, United States. This team has had one of the best basketball players in history, the legendary Michael Jordan. They have been victorious in six NBA championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).
New York Knicks
Like the LA Lakes and Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks basketball team was founded in 1946, in New York City. To date they have won two championships (1970 and 1973) and is considered the best valued team in the NBA, with a value greater than 3 billion dollars.
This basketball team was created in 1967, in the city of Houston, Texas. For the first four years the team was based in San Diego, California with its initial name of the San Diego Rockets. To date they have been awarded two victories (1994 and 1995).