How basketball teams got their nicknames.
Eastern Conference Teams
The Western Conference may currently own the Eastern Conference in the twenty-first century, but the Eastern Conference did the
same to the West from 1955 to 1970. During that span, the East won a whopping fifteen out of sixteen championships only dropping
the 1958 title to the St. Louis Hawks. And possibly more amazing is that the Boston Celtics dominated by making twelve of those finals, only
dropping the one to St. Louis.
Click on a team below to find out more about the origin of its name.