Fans: 7 million City: San Antonio, TX Championships: 5 Founded: 1967 Founded in 1967 as the Dallas Chaparrals , the team moved to San Antonio in 1973 and renamed thmeslves as the Spurs.
Fans: 7 million City: Oklahoma City, OK Championships: 1 Founded: 1967 Founded in 1967 as the Seattle SuperSonics , the franchise joined the NBA in the 1967/1968 season when the team moved to San Antonio in moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 and got their name changed to Thunder for the 2008/2009 season.
Fans: 7.5 millions City: Sacramento, CA Championships: 1 Founded: 1923 Being the sole team in the major professional North American sports leagues located in Sacramento, the Kings play their home games at the Golden 1 Center.
Fans: 8.6 million City: Cleveland, OH Championships: 1 Founded: 1970 The franchise joined the league as an expansion team in 1970, along with the Portland Trail Blazers and Buffalo Braves. Since 1994, the Cavaliers have played their home games at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse ,shared with the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.
Fans: 8.6 million Fans: 9 million City: Boston, MA Championships: 17 Founded: 1946 The franchise , Celtics was founded in 1946 as one of the league’s original eight teams. They also hold the record for most recorded wins of any NBA team.
Fans: 12 million City: San Francisco, CA Championships: 6 Founded: 1946 (as Philadelphia Warriors) In 2015, the franchise returned to its victory streak with a team led by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The Warriors also won the 2017 and 2018 championships with Kevin Durant in the squad.
Fans: 13 million City: Houston, TX Championships: 2 Founded: 1967 (as San Diego Rockets) Founded in 1967 as the San Diego Rockets , the team moved to Houston in 1971. The Rockets won the 1994 NBA Finals with Hakeem Olajuwon as their star player followed by the 1995 Finals with the reinforcement of Clyde Drexler.
Fans: 15 million City: Miami, FL Championships: 3 Founded: 1988 The Heat joined the league in the 1988/1989 season as an expansion team. It wasn’t until former head coach Pat Riley was appointed as the team’s president during the 1990s that the Heat became playoff contenders.
Fans: 18 million City: Chicago, IL Championships: 6 Founded: 1966 A major contributor in popularizing NBA , the Bulls till date remain the only NBA franchise to win multiple championships while never losing an NBA Finals series in their history.
Fans: 22 million City: Los Angeles, CA Championships: 16 Founded: 1947 (as Detroit Gems) The team began its existence in 1947 with the purchase of the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). LA Lakers stand as one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA with 16 NBA championships.