How NBA teams get their names?
Many of the NBA franchises get their names for their cities historical past, or from a city in which the team first originated in. This is especially true with the teams who entered the League after 1949, but even those teams have some history behind their names. The Hawks were first called the Tri-Cities Blackhawks.
What did NBA originally stand for?
On August 3, 1949, after a damaging three-year battle to win both players and fans, the rival Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball League (NBL) merge to form the National Basketball Association (NBA). The BAA incorporated in 1946, challenging the hegemony of the nine-year old NBL.
Why does LA have two teams?
The LA market allows for two teams because there is enough room for two franchises. Seattle had the Super Sonics that then became the Vancouver Grizzlies, who are now the Memphis Grizzlies.