There are 22 : Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and District of Columbia.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a North American professional basketball league. It is one of four major professional sports leagues in the U.S. and Canada, along with the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL). The NBA was founded as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) on June 6, 1946, in New York, New York, and started with 11 teams. The BAA merged with the competing National Basketball League (NBL) on August 3, 1949, and changed its name to the National Basketball League. Currently, the NBA is the third-wealthiest professional sports league in North America behind the NFL and MLB by revenue. As of 2020, NBA players have the world’s highest average annual salary per player, making them the best-paid athletes. The NBA’s regular season runs from October to April and each team plays 82 games. The playoff tournament runs into June.
There are currently 30 NBA teams: 29 in the U.S. and one in Canada. The Canadian team is the Toronto Raptors. The 30 teams are divided into two conferences of three divisions with five teams each. The Eastern Conference’s three divisions are Atlantic, Central, and Southeast. The Western Conference’s three divisions are Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest. Of the 30 NBA teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics have won the most championships, with 17 each. Together, these two teams have accounted for 45.9% of the 74 championships in NBA history. In the table below are the 30 NBA teams and their city.
|District of Columbia||Washington Wizards||Capital City Go-Go|
|Utah||Utah Jazz||Salt Lake City Stars (Jazz)|
|Oregon||Portland Trail Blazers||Rip City Remix (Blazers)|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma City Thunder||Oklahoma City Blue (Thunder)|
|Louisiana||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Wisconsin||Milwaukee Bucks||Wisconsin Herd (Bucks)|
|Florida||Miami Heat, Orlando Magic,||Osceola Magic (Magic)|
|Tennessee||Memphis Grizzlies||Memphis Hustle (Grizzlies)|
|Indiana||Indiana Pacers||Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Pacers)|
|California||Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings,||Ontario Clippers (Clippers), Santa Cruz Warriors (Warriors), South Bay Lakers (Lakers), Stockton Kings (Kings)|
|Michigan||Detroit Pistons||Grand Rapids Gold (Nuggets), Motor City Cruise (Pistons)|
|Texas||Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs||Austin Spurs (Spurs), Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Rockets), Texas Legends (Mavericks)|
|Ohio||Cleveland Cavaliers||Cleveland Charge (Cavaliers)|
|Illinois||Chicago Bulls||Windy City Bulls (Bulls)|
|North Carolina||Charlotte Hornets||Greensboro Swarm (Hornets)|
|New York||Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks,||Long Island Nets (Nets)|
|Georgia||Atlanta Hawks||College Park Skyhawks (Hawks)|