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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league comprised of thirty teams in North America (twenty-nine in the United States and one in Canada). The league was founded on June 6, 1946 in New York City as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted the name National Basketball Association in 1949 after merging with the rival National Basketball League (NBL). The new league had seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities. In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1954, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises, all of which are still in the league (the Knicks, Celtics, Warriors, Lakers, Kings, Pistons, Hawks, and Nationals/76ers).

As expected, many franchises moved to larger cities. For example, the Hawks moved from the "Tri-Cities" to Milwaukee in 1951, then to St. Louis in 1955; the Royals from Rochester to Cincinnati in 1957; the Pistons from Fort Wayne to Detroit in 1957, the Lakers relocated to Los Angeles in 1960 and the Warriors moved to San Francisco in 1963. The following year, the Nationals left upstate New York to bring basketball back to Philadelphia, changing their nickname from "Nationals" to "76ers." So, out of the original eight franchises, only the Knicks and Celtics have not relocated.