How basketball teams got their nicknames.
Western Conference Teams
The Western Conference currently owns the Eastern Conference. Only once since the turn of the twenty-first century has the Eastern Conference had
a better winning percentage. The Western Conference doubles the East's NBA titles in this century as well with a current total of ten
championships to the East's five. King James may play in the East, but the better collective talent resides in the West.
Click on a team below to find out more about the origin of its name.