The National Basketball Association (NBA) currently consists of 30 powerhouse teams. These teams bring tons of excitement and athleticism to each season. Beyond just representing the city, many of these franchises have established successful legacies and gained worldwide support from millions of fans worldwide. The action-packed atmosphere and passionate energy that comes with each NBA game ensure an unforgettable experience every time.

About NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the world’s most prominent and popular professional sports leagues. It has been providing exceptional entertainment to fans since 1946 when it was founded as the Basketball Association of America.

Complete list of NBA Teams in alphabetical order

  1. Atlanta Hawks
  2. Boston Celtics
  3. Brooklyn Nets
  4. Charlotte Hornets
  5. Chicago Bulls
  6. Cleveland Cavaliers
  7. Dallas Mavericks
  8. Denver Nuggets
  9. Detroit Pistons
  10. Golden State Warriors
  11. Houston Rockets
  12. Indiana Pacers
  13. Los Angeles Clippers
  14. Los Angeles Lakers
  15. Memphis Grizzlies
  16. Miami Heat
  17. Milwaukee Bucks
  18. Minnesota Timberwolves
  19. New Orleans Pelicans
  20. New York Knicks
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder
  22. Orlando Magic
  23. Philadelphia 76ers
  24. Phoenix Suns
  25. Portland Trail Blazers
  26. Sacramento Kings
  27. San Antonio Spurs
  28. Toronto Raptors
  29. Utah Jazz
  30. Washington Wizards

NBA List by divisions


  1. Boston Celtics
  2. Brooklyn Nets
  3. New York Knicks
  4. Philadelphia 76ers
  5. Toronto Raptors


  1. Chicago Bulls
  2. Cleveland Cavaliers Logo
  3. Detroit Piston
  4. Indiana Pacers
  5. Milwaukee Bucks


  1. Atlanta Hawks
  2. Charlotte Hornets
  3. Miami Heat
  4. Orlando Magic
  5. Washington Wizards


  1. Denver Nuggets
  2. Minnesota Timberwolves
  3. Oklahoma City Thunder
  4. Portland Trail Blazers
  5. Utah Jazz


  1. Golden State Warriors
  2. LA Clippers
  3. Los Angeles Lakers
  4. Phoenix Suns
  5. Sacramento Kings


  1. Dallas Mavericks
  2. Houston Rockets
  3. Memphis Grizzlies
  4. New Orleans Pelicans
  5. San Antonio Spurs

List of NBA Teams by the abbreviation

NBA TeamsAbbreviation
Atlanta HawksATL
Boston CelticsBOS
Brooklyn NetsBKN
Charlotte HornetsCHA
Chicago BullsCHI
Cleveland CavaliersCLE
Dallas MavericksDAL
Denver NuggetsDEN
Detroit PistonsDET
Golden State WarriorsGSW
Houston RocketsHOU
Indiana PacersIND
Los Angeles ClippersLAC
Los Angeles LakersLAL
Memphis GrizzliesMEM
Miami HeatMIA
Milwaukee BucksMIL
Minnesota TimberwolvesMIN
New Orleans PelicansNOP
New York KnicksNYK
Oklahoma City ThunderOKC
Orlando MagicORL
Philadelphia 76ersPHI
Phoenix Suns:PHX
Portland Trail BlazersPOR
Sacramento KingsSAC
San Antonio SpursSAS
Toronto RaptorsTOR
Utah JazzUTA
Washington WizardsWAS

List of NBA Teams by Conference

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is composed of 30 teams divided into two conferences, the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Each conference has 15 teams and the teams play a balanced schedule of games within their conference and against teams from the other conference.

List of NBA Teams — Western Conference

Dallas MavericksSouthwestDallas, Texas
Denver NuggetsNorthwestDenver, Colorado
Golden State WarriorsPacificSan Francisco, California
Houston RocketsSouthwestHouston, Texas
Los Angeles ClippersPacificLos Angeles, California
Los Angeles LakersPacificLos Angeles, California
Memphis GrizzliesSouthwestMemphis, Tennessee
Minnesota TimberwolvesNorthwestMinneapolis, Minnesota
New Orleans PelicansSouthwestNew Orleans, Louisiana
Oklahoma City ThunderNorthwestOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phoenix SunsPacificPhoenix, Arizona
Portland Trail BlazersNorthwestPortland, Oregon
Sacramento KingsPacificSacramento, California
San Antonio SpursSouthwestSan Antonio, Texas
Utah JazzNorthwestSalt Lake City, Utah

List of NBA Teams — Eastern Conference

Atlanta HawksSoutheastAtlanta, Georgia
Boston CelticsAtlantic BostonMassachusetts
Brooklyn NetsAtlantic BrooklynNew York
Charlotte HornetsSoutheastCharlotte, North Carolina
Chicago BullsCentralChicago Illinois
Cleveland CavaliersCentralCleveland Ohio
Detroit PistonsCentralDetroit, Michigan
Indiana PacersCentralIndianapolis, Indiana
Miami HeatSoutheastMiami, Florida
Milwaukee BucksCentral MilwaukeeWisconsin
New York KnicksAtlantic ManhattanNew York
Orlando MagicSoutheastOrlando, Florida
Philadelphia 76ersAtlanticPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Toronto RaptorsAtlanticToronto, Ontario
Washington WizardsSoutheastWashington, D.C.

List of NBA teams with the most championships

Boston Celtics17
Los Angeles Lakers17
Golden State Warriors7
Chicago Bulls6
San Antonio Spurs5
Miami Heat3
Philadelphia 76ers3
Detroit Pistons3
Milwaukee Bucks2
Houston Rockets2
New York Knicks2

List of NBA teams by value

Ranked as the most valuable NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors hold a staggering value of $7.56 billion. Following closely behind, the New York Knicks claim the second spot with a value of $6.58 billion, while the Los Angeles. Lakers secure the third position at $6.44 billion. Speaking of overall worth.

Here is the complete NBA Team list by value.

RankTeamValue in billions of USD
1Golden State Warriors7.56
2New York Knicks6.58
3Los Angeles Lakers6.44
4Chicago Bulls4.09
5Boston Celtics4.06
6Brooklyn Nets4.04
7Los Angeles Clippers4.04
8Dallas Mavericks4.03
9Philadelphia 76ers3.99
10Miami Heat3.98
11Phoenix Suns3.96
12Houston Rockets3.95
13Milwaukee Bucks3.94
14Toronto Raptors3.93
15San Antonio Spurs3.92
16Atlanta Hawks3.91
17Denver Nuggets3.89
18Memphis Grizzlies3.88
19Cleveland Cavaliers3.87
20Indiana Pacers3.85
21Sacramento Kings3.84
22Charlotte Hornets3.83
23Detroit Pistons3.82
24New Orleans Pelicans3.81
25Minnesota Timberwolves3.80
26Oklahoma City Thunder3.79
27Washington Wizards3.78
28Utah Jazz3.77
29Portland Trail Blazers3.76
30Orlando Magic3.75

list of NBA teams by year founded

1946Boston Celtics
1946New York Knicks
1946Golden State Warriors
1948Sacramento Kings
1948Los Angeles Lakers
1948Detroit Pistons
1949Philadelphia 76ers
1949Atlanta Hawks
1961Washington Wizards
1966Chicago Bulls
1967Houston Rockets
1967Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder)
1968Milwaukee Bucks
1970Phoenix Suns
1970Cleveland Cavaliers
1970Los Angeles Clippers
1970Portland Trail Blazers
1976Denver Nuggets
1976Indiana Pacers
1976San Antonio Spurs
1980Charlotte Hornets (now Charlotte Hornets)
1989Orlando Magic
1995Toronto Raptors
2002New Orleans Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans)
2008Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly Seattle SuperSonics)
2017NBA Academy Africa


who won the 2022 NBA finals?

Golden State Warriors

Who is the most famous NBA team?

The most famous NBA team is widely considered to be the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have a large following, not just in Los Angeles but around the world, and are considered one of the most successful franchises in all of professional sports.

What NBA team no longer exists?

Baltimore Bullets
Cincinnati Royals
Fort Wayne Pistons
Minneapolis Lakers
Providence Steamrollers
Seattle SuperSonics
St. Louis Hawks

Which team won the most NBA titles?

  • Los Angeles Lakers – 17 championships (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
  • Boston Celtics – 17 championships (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008)
  • Golden State Warriors – 7 championships (1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022)
  • Chicago Bulls – 6 championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • San Antonio Spurs – 5 championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)

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