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NBA Teams By State

NBA Teams By State

National Basketball Association (NBA) Teams by State

One of the most globally recognized and popular sports leagues, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has continued to build its extensive influence since its establishment in 1946. With teams hailing from different corners of North America, the NBA's rich landscape reflects the deep-rooted basketball culture across cities. Comprising 30 teams, with 29 located in the United States and 1 in Canada, the NBA has a strong presence throughout most of the nation's states.

Key findings from the data include:

  • California, the home of Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, and Sacramento Kings, leads the nation with four NBA teams. This indicates California's strong affinity for basketball and a high level of sports commercialization.
  • Following California, Texas stands out as the next big state for NBA teams with three – the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs.
  • Florida and New York tie for the third spot, each hosting two NBA teams. Florida is represented by the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, while New York boasts the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
  • Notably, some states with great enthusiasm for basketball – such as North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana, known for their robust high school and college basketball traditions – only have one team representing them in the NBA.

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