The Akron Lightning was a team in the International Basketball League's inaugural 2005 campaign. The team played home games at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Boasting a lineup of primarily local players, the Lightning finished with a dismal 2-15 record, the worst in the 17 team league. The team's only player to crack the league's top 25 scorers was Jason Edwin, who tied for 13th with 21.8 ppg. Later in the season, for away games, the team had to use a roster of players local to their opponent's area in order to save money. The team was suspended after the season and the team eventually became what are now the Akron Quakers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Akron Lightning"
ASK Rīga was the name of several sports teams based in Riga, Latvia. ...more on Wikipedia about "ASK Riga"
The Baltimore Bayrunners were part of the International Basketball League (IBL). The Bayrunners were the first professional basketball team Baltimore had seen since the now- Washington Wizards moved from Baltimore in 1973. (The Memphis franchise of the former American Basketball Association had intended to move to Baltimore for what turned out to be that league's final season, 1975-76, but then folded without ever actually playing a game in Baltimore.) The Bayrunners played in the 1st Mariner Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena). The Bayrunners were a charter member of the IBL but lasted only one of the league's two seasons and were not in existence when the surviving IBL teams merged with teams that had moved over to it from the defunct Continental Basketball Association to form a revitalized CBA. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baltimore Bayrunners"
The Baltimore Claws was an American Basketball Association team. After the 1974-75 season, a group of Maryland businessmen bought the moribund Memphis Sounds franchise (which the ABA league officers had taken over midway through the previous season) and relocated it to Baltimore. After the league objected to the new owners' first choice of a nickname, "Hustlers," it was changed to "Claws." ...more on Wikipedia about "Baltimore Claws"
Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. The Cougars were originally a charter member of the ABA as the Houston Mavericks in 1967. The Mavericks moved to North Carolina in late 1969 after three forgettable seasons in Houston. The Cougars' colors were green, blue, and white. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carolina Cougars"
The Chicago Skyliners was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. The team began play in the fall of 2000. They played in the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. After having relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2001- 2002 season, the former Skyliners were renamed the Las Vegas Slam. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chicago Skyliners"
The Cleveland Rebels were a Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the modern National Basketball Association) team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cleveland Rebels" This article is made on shortopedia shortopedia
The Des Moines Dragons were a minor league basketball team in the International Basketball Association. They were located in Des Moines, Iowa, and played at Veterans Auditorium. The Des Moines Dragons were the International Basketball Association champions in 2000 and the runner-up in 2001 to the Dakota Wizards. They played in the IBL from the 1997-1998 season until the end of the 2000-2001 season. ...more on Wikipedia about "Des Moines Dragons"
The Detroit Dogs is an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Detroit, Michigan. The team began play in the fall of 2000 and played in the Cobo Arena but is now defunct. George Gervin was the head coach. ...more on Wikipedia about "Detroit Dogs"
The Indiana Legends were an ABA team from 2000- 2002. The owner of the team is current owner & founder Joe Newman. In 2000, the team played in Hinkle Fieldhouse and reached the semifinals in the playoffs, only to lose to the Detroit Dogs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Indiana Legends"
The Indianapolis Olympians were a National Basketball Association team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...more on Wikipedia about "Indianapolis Olympians"
The Kentucky Colonels were a member of the American Basketball Association for all of the league's 9 years. They were the winningest franchise in the league's history, but were left out of the league's merger with the NBA. They were based in Freedom Hall beginning with the 1970-71 season, having played before that in the Louisville Convention Center. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kentucky Colonels"
The Kentucky Pro Cats was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Covington, Kentucky. The team began play in the fall of 2001 and played in the Connor Convocation Center on the campus of Thomas More College. Covington is part of the Northern Kentucky portion of the greater Cincinnati, Ohio metro area. However, the team failed to garner significant support from either Northern Kentucky or Southern Ohio and soon disbanded. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kentucky Pro Cats"
The Las Vegas Slam was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team began playing in Las Vegas during the 2001- 2002 season. Originally the team had been based in Chicago as the Chicago Skyliners in 2000- 2001 and the start of 2001- 2002. The team played in the Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Las Vegas Slam" Made by http://www.shortopedia.com.
Los Angeles Stars is the name of three American Basketball Association (ABA) teams based in Los Angeles, California. ...more on Wikipedia about "Los Angeles Stars"
The Memphis Houn'Dawgs was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Memphis, Tennessee.The team began play in the fall of 2000. The team played in the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi.The team only played the 2000- 2001 ABA season. ...more on Wikipedia about "Memphis Houn'Dawgs"
(Memphis Sounds) After two seasons as the Pros, the team was bought by Charlie O. Finley, who also owned at the time the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. The winning entry in a "Rename the Team" contest was the Tams, perhaps one of the few entries that could be said to have been even less likely than "Pros." Ostensibly the nickname was an acronym for Tennessee - Arkansas - Mississippi, and the logo was a tam o'shanter-style hat in white, green and gold, which were also the new team colors, copied from baseball's Oakland Athletics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Memphis Sounds"
The New Orleans Buccaneers were a charter franchise in the American Basketball Association, originally based in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the league's first year, they qualifed for the finals, losing to the Pittsburgh Pipers. They were hampered from the beginning by the lack of a truly suitable venue for home games, playing at first at the gym of Loyola University New Orleans, later at that of Tulane University and also at the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium. The franchise was never strong financially, and moved to Memphis, Tennessee after the 1969- 1970 season, becoming the Memphis Pros. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Orleans Buccaneers"
The New York Renaissance, also known as the Rens, were an all- black professional basketball team founded in 1922, a few years before the Harlem Globetrotters. They were named after the Harlem Renaissance Casino, an upscale reception hall of that time which served as their titular home court. The team actually played most of their games on the road, barnstorming across the country out of necessity because they were unable to join any professional leagues due to racial discrimination. ...more on Wikipedia about "New York Renaissance"
The Oakland Oaks were a charter member of the original American Basketball Association, playing in the ABA during the 1967-1968 and 1968-1969 seasons. The team colors were green and gold. The Oaks were owned in part by pop singer Pat Boone. They were probably noted more for a major contract dispute with the cross-bay San Francisco Warriors of the established National Basketball Association over the rights to star player Rick Barry than for any on-court accomplishments. Barry, a former NBA Rookie of the Year who led the Warriors to the NBA finals in 1966-1967, was so angered by management's failure to pay him certain incentive awards he felt he was due that he sat out the 1967-1968 season. He joined the Oaks in the following year, leading the franchise to its one and only ABA championship in 1968-1969. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oakland Oaks (ABA)"
The original Oakland Oaks basketball team played in the American Basketball League in 1962. The team began its existence in the 1961-1962 inaugural season as the San Francisco Saints. When the Philadelphia Warriors of the established National Basketball Association announced plans to relocate to San Francisco for the 1962-1963 season, the Saints moved across the San Francisco Bay to Oakland for the 1962-1963 season and were renamed the Oaks. The team and the entire ABL disbanded December 31, 1962. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oakland Oaks (ABL)" It's real http://www.shortopedia.com feeling!
The Oklahoma City Ballhawgs of the American Basketball Association begin play during the 2004- 2005 season. Home games were played at the Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City but folded 1 game into the season. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oklahoma City Ballhawgs"
The Original Celtics, no relation to the equally famous Boston Celtics, were an outstanding barnstorming professional basketball team in the 1920s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Original Celtics"
The Philadelphia Sphas were a team that competed in the former American Basketball League. They played their home games in the Philadelphia Arena. They were one of the league's best teams. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Sphas"
The Phoenix Eclipse was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The team began play in the fall of 2001 and played in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, however, it has since folded and is now defunct. ...more on Wikipedia about "Phoenix Eclipse" Fast http://www.shortopedia.com
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