The National Basketball Association was formed in the year 1946 and since then it is the professional basketball league which is extremely popular in the United States. The motto of the NBA is “Where Amazing Happens”. Currently there are 30 professional teams which are registered in the National Basketball Association. All of them are located in the United States except for the Toronto Rappers which is based in Canada. The head office of the National Basketball Association is located in the Olympic Tower, New York City.
Over the past few years the NBA has been established as one of the major sporting event in the world and they have lived to the people’s expectation with the amazing performances that take place in this professional league. Huge amount of money has been invested in this basketball league over the years. The fan following of various teams in this league is simply amazing and people in the United States follow it with huge dedication. Here is our list of the top ten best NBA teams for the year 2013.
10. Brooklyn Nets
This list commences with the team named as Brooklyn Nets at the number tenth place. Brooklyn Nets is based in the New York City borough of the Brooklyn. This team joined the National Basketball Association in the year 1976 and since then it has been one of the most consistent team of the association. They play their home game at the Barclays Center arena. They have a huge fan following in New York and the people here support their home team with full dedication and enthusiasm. The Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is the owner of this basketball team. Brooklyn Nets have won 4 Division titles so far and they were in the year 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. They have black and white as their team colour.
9. Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets are the next professional basketball team in this list and it is based in Houston, Texas. This team was established in the year 1967 and at that time its name was San Diego Rockets based in San Diego, California. Later on its name was changed to the Houston Rockets in the year 1971 and they moved to Houston. Houston Rocket plays in the Southern Division which is part of the Western Conference in the NBA. Over the years this team has managed to produce some of the stunning performances in the various championships of the NBA and so they have won two NBA Championships titles, four Division titles and four Conference titles. They have enormous fan following in Houston and they play their home game at the Toyota Centre arena.
8. Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers, based in Indianapolis, Indiana made their first appearance in the National Basketball Association in the year 1976 after 9 years of its formation. In the NBA division they have been placed in the central division of the eastern conference. They have some of the best players of the NBA as part of their team and with the help of their individual performances they have managed to produce some of the amazing results over the years. Indiana Pacers play their home game at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena. In the span of 37 years, the Indiana Pacers have managed to win one NBA Conference title and 5 NBA Division titles. Herb Simon is the owner of this professional basketball team.
7. Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies is them at the number seventh place here. This team was formed in the year 1995 and earlier they were called as the Vancouver Grizzlies. This professional basketball team is based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Memphis Grizzlies play in the southwest division of the western conference. Till date this team has not won any of the major titles but then they surprised everyone with their amazing performance from time to time. Memphis Grizzlies play their home game at the FedExForum arena where they are very much supported by the home crowd.
6. San Antonio Spurs
One of the strongest NBA teams, San Antonio Spurs has been given number sixth place in this countdown. It is the only ABA team that has ever managed to win the Championships title after the ABA-NBA collaboration. Their success is due to the hard work which the players and the support staff of this team have done for so many years. One of the most successful teams in the NBA, San Antonio Spurs has won NBA championships for four times. The players of this team play with true sportsman spirit and with utmost dedication for the game. They have a huge fan following in San Antonio, Texas which is their home city. They play their home matches in the AT&T arena.
5. New York Knickerbockers
One of the most consistent and the oldest team in NBA, New York Knickerbockers is the next best NBA team of the year 2013. This professional basketball team was formed in the year 1946 based in Manhattan, New York City. People call this amazing basketball team with the nickname of the Knicks and they have an enormous fan following. Their coordination and spirit with which they have been playing for so many years is simply amazing and this pleases the viewers the most. In the career spanning over 67 years, New York Knickerbockers has won the NBA Championship two times and Conference title eight times. They play their home game at the Madison Square Garden which is said to be the best place on earth to play basketball.
4. Los Angeles Lakers
Earlier the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team was named as Minneapolis Lakers when it was formed in the year 1947. Later on in 1960, they changed their name to the Los Angeles Lakers. One of the most successful basketball team in the history of the National Basketball Association, Los Angeles has won the NBA Championships for a record 16 times. Los Angeles Lakers are based in Los Angeles, United States and they play their home game at the Staples Center. This team has always lived with the expectation of their fan by wining most if the tournaments in which it has featured. At present the Los Angeles Lakers are the most valuable team in the NBA.
3. Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets is the professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association which plays in the Northwest division of the western conference. Denver Nuggets which is based in Denver, Colorado joined the NBA in the year 1974 and since then they continue to impress people with their breathtaking performance. Over the past few years, the Denver Nuggets have been much disciplined about their game and have played it with true sportsmanship. As a result of their consistent performance they are now ranked the number third NBA team in the year 2013. This team plays their home game at the Pepsi Center which is in Denver and their owner is Iowa Energy.
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder who was previously known as the Seattle SuperSonics is the professional basketball team situated in Oklahoma City, United States. This team has been once the winner of the NBA championship held in the year 1979. One of the most consistent team in the NBA history, the Oklahoma City Thunders has always managed to please their supporters with their outstanding performance. The Oklahoma City Thunders have always played the game with proper coordination and team spirit as a result of which they are on the number second spot in the current NBA ranking. Oklahoma City Thunders play their home game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Their team colours are light blue, white, orange and yellow.
1. Miami Heat
The current top most team in the National Basketball Association is Miami Heat based in Miami, Florida. This team was founded in the year 1988 and is also among the youngest teams in the NBA. Over the past few years the players of this team have worked very hard and have played the game with much discipline. The Miami Heat has been the winner of the NBA Championship on two occasions. Moreover they are the current reigning champions. Miami Heat plays their home game at the American Airlines Arena. The fan following of the Miami Heat is very huge. The Miami Heat has gifted the people supporting their team with their consistent performance in the past few years.