How many teams are in NBA


The NBA is the strongest basketball league in the world, founded in New York in 1946. In this league, 30 teams compete, which are divided into two conferences and six divisions. The NBA season lasts a very long time since each team played 82 games. After the end of the regular part of the season, the playoffs are played. In order for a team to become a champion, it must play almost 100 games. Most of the teams are from the USA, while only one team (Toronto Raptors) from Canada competes in the NBA. In this league, the All-Star is traditionally held every winter, where the best players and the biggest stars of the league give the fans a chance to enjoy a lot of attractive moves. In the history so far, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics have won the most titles, winning 17 titles each. The title is currently defended by the Milwaukee Bucks. 

What are the 30 teams in NBA?

30 teams are competing in the NBA, which are divided into two conferences: Eastern and Western. 

Eastern Conference

Boston Celtics

Along with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Boston Celtics are the most trophy-winning team in the NBA with 17 championship titles. The team plays in jerseys in traditional green colors and the team got this name because of the large number of Irish immigrants living in Boston. Some of the most famous names who have played for Boston are Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce… 

Brooklyn Nets 

Brooklyn Nets are a team located in the suburbs of New York, Brooklyn. The team has been wearing this name since 2012 and until then the team was known as the New Jersey Nets. The team wears white, black, and gray jerseys. Brooklyn has never been an NBA champion before. Players like Julius Erving, Dikembe Mutombo, Jason Kidd, Drazen Petrovic performed for this club. 

New York Knicks

New York Knicks su uz Boston Celtics jedina ekipa koja nikada nije mesto prebivališta. Ekipa svoje utakmice igra u dobro poznatom Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks su u dosadašnjoj istoriji dva puta bili šampioni(1970, 1973). New York utakmice igra u plavim i belim dresovima. Za ovaj tim su igrali igrači poput Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony…

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers games are played mostly in blue jerseys at the Wells Fargo Center. They are considered one of the oldest teams in the NBA. Philadelphia has been an NBA champion three times so far, and the last time was almost four decades ago (1983). Before that, the champions were 1955 and 1967. The legendary Charles Barkley and the diminutive Allen Iverson played for this team throughout its history. 

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are the only team from Canada to compete in the NBA. This team was founded just over three decades ago (1995). The Toronto Raptors won the 2019 championship for the first time. The games are played in traditional black and red jerseys. The jersey of this team has been worn throughout history by Hakeem Olajuwon, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, and Chris Bosh.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are a team that was very dominant in the NBA in the 1990s. In that period, they were NBA champions six times. The biggest stars of this team were the players who led that champion generation and they were: Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, and the coach was Phil Jackson. The team plays in red, black, and white jerseys at the United Center. 

Cleveland Cavaliers 

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been NBA champions in their history so far. LeBron James and his colleagues managed to bring the much-coveted trophy in 2016. The Cavaliers play their games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the hall where the NBA All Star 2022 was held. The games are played in wine, black and white jerseys. In addition to the mentioned LeBron jersey, this team was worn by Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Larry Nance, Kyrie Irving. 

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons play their games at the Little Caesars Arena. The colors of the jerseys are blue and white, and the Detroit Pistons have been NBA champions 3 times so far. These titles came in 1989, 1990 and 2004. The history of this club included the famous “Bad boys” made up of players like Dennis Rodman, Isiah Thomas and later played for this club players such as Chauncey Billups, Ben and Rasheed Wallace …

Indiana Pacers 

The Indiana Pacers play at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in blue, yellow, and gray jerseys. This team has never been an NBA champion. For this team, Reggie Miller has played a fantastic three-point shooter throughout history, but also players like Larry Bird or Isiah Thomas.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks won the championship again in 2021 after four decades. Before that, the Bucks were champions in 1971. The matches are played in recognizable green jerseys at the Fisher Forum. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Toni Kukoc, Michael Redd have played for this club throughout history, and today the first star of the team is Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Atlanta Hawks 

The Atlanta Hawks have been champions once so far and that happened in 1958. The games are played at the State Farm Arena and are known for their red and black jerseys. Basketball players such as Bob Pettit, Dominique Wilkins, Pete Maravich played for this team…

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have not recorded any significant results in their history so far. The matches are played in blue and purple jerseys and their home is the Spectrum Center. Basketball players like Alonzo Mourning, Emeka Okafor, Kemba Walker played for this team and the owner of this team is the legendary Michael Jordan. 

Miami Heat

The team from Florida, which plays in the FTX Arena, has won all three titles this century, and it managed to do so with the help of the legendary big three, which consisted of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. This golden generation brought the titles of 2006, 2012, and 2013. Miami games are played in red, white, and black jerseys. 

Orlando Magic 

The Orlando Magic have never been NBA champions. The matches are played at the Amway Center in distinctive blue, white and black jerseys. During the not so long history of this club, this team played Shaquille O Neal, Penny Hardaway, Dwight Howard…

Washington Wizards 

The team from the capital of the USA won the only title in 1978. They play their matches in the Capital One Arena in jerseys dominated by blue, white, and red. The Wizards are known for the fact that the legendary Michael Jordan ended his career in this club, and the jersey of this team was also worn by Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace, Chris Webber…

Western Conference

Denver Nuggets 

The Denver Nuggets never played in the finals, so they never won the championship. The matches are played in the Ball Arena in distinctive blue jerseys. The first star of this team today is Nikola Jokic. Allen Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo used to play for Denver. 

Minnesota Timberwolves 

The Timberwolves have also not had significant success during their NBA history. The matches are played in the Target Center and they wear blue, white, and green jerseys. Kevin Garnett, Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins played for this team during their careers…

Oklahoma City Thunder

This team has been the 1979 champion so far, but at that time the team was known as the Seattle Supersonics. The team plays in distinctive blue, white, and orange jerseys at the Paycom Center. Kevin Durant, James Harden, Russell Westbrook wore the jersey of this team during their career. 

Portland Trail Blaizers 

Portland has won one championship title so far (1977). The team plays in recognizable white, black, and red jerseys and the home of this team is the Fashion Center. Arvydas Sabonis, Scottie Pippen, Drazen Petrovic performed for this team during their career.

Utah Jazz 

The Utah Jazz have never been NBA champions. The matches are played in Vivint Arena. They wear white, blue and yellow jerseys. Pete Maravich, Karl Malone, John Stockton have played for this team throughout history.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been NBA champions six times so far. The San Francisco team plays in distinctive yellow and blue jerseys at Chase Center. Over the past decade, the team has been awarded the title by “splash brothers” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who still play for this team led by Steve Kerr from the bench. 

Los Angeles Clippers 

Unlike their neighbors, the Los Angeles Clippers have never been NBA champions. Like the Lakers, games are played at the Crypto.com Arena, once a popular Staples Center. The team performs in white, blue, and black jerseys and this jersey has been worn by Bob McAdoo, Paul Pierce, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin throughout their careers.

Los Angeles Lakers 

The much more famous team from Los Angeles, along with the Boston Celtics, is the most trophy-winning team in the NBA with 17 titles. The last title was brought to them by The King LeBron James, with whom many experienced players and veterans still play in this team today. Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant played for this team during their career… The matches are played in the mentioned Crypto.com Arena, and they wear recognizable yellow, purple, and white jerseys.

Pheonix Suns

The Pheonix Suns played the NBA Finals in 2021 but failed to win their first title. The matches are played in the Footprint center and wear distinctive purple and orange jerseys. During his career, Kevin Johnson, Charles Barkley, Steve Nash played for this team, and today Devin Booker is the first star of this team. 

Sacramento Kings

The Kings were champions back in 1951. The games are played in the Golden 1 Center and they wear purple, black, and white jerseys. Oscar Robertson, Peja Stojakovic, Vlade Divac, Chris Webber played for this team during their career.

Dallas Mavericks 

The Mavericks have won their only NBA titles so far in 2011. The games are played at the American Airlines Center in distinctive blue and white jerseys. Today, the main star of this team is the young Luka Doncic, and it used to be the legendary German basketball player Dirk Nowitzki.

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets were two-time champions in the mid-1990s (1994, 1995). They play in distinctive red jerseys at Toyota Center. Hakeem Olajuwon, Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady, James Harden played for this team…

Memphis Grizzlies 

This team has been around for less than three decades and was originally located in Vancouver. The Grizzlies have never recorded a noteworthy result. The matches are played in FedExForum in distinctive blue jerseys. Today, the first star of the team is Ja Morant, and before that, they were the legendary Gasol brothers.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans are a very young team that has only existed for two decades and during that time they could not achieve any significant results. Matches are played at the Smoothie King Center in blue, red, and white jerseys. Chris Paul and Anthony Davis are the biggest stars to have played on this team.

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs have been NBA champions five times so far. The team has been led by the legendary Gregg Popovich for years. The team plays in distinctive black and white jerseys at the AT&T Center. The great trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are most responsible for the success of this team.


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