New to basketball? Here's fan's starter pack: a complete NBA teams list by division

The National Basketball Association, or NBA, was founded in 1946 under the name the Basketball Association of America. There were in the inaugural 1946-47 season; some of which are still active today.

The Basketball Association of America rebranded as the NBA and would eventually merge with the American Basketball Association . Over the years, teams would come and go, while others would relocate to different parts of the country.

With the underway, here are the current NBA teams by division.

How many NBA teams are there?

There are ; 29 teams that are based in the U.S. and one team in Canada.

29 states that do not have a NBA team. Four states have more than one NBA team based in them.

California has the most NBA teams based in a state with four teams: the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers and Sacramento Kings.

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NBA teams by division







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