In honor of the 30 for 30 'Free Spirit' and the ABA I was thinking about NBA expansion.
Look at the former ABA/NBA team locations w/o NBA current representation:
San Diego Conquistadors/Sails/Clippers
Virginia Squires (all over VA but mainly Norfolk)
Kansas City Larks/Royals/Kings (also in Omaha)
Kentucky Colonels (also Cincinnati Royals)
St Louis Hawks/Bombers/Spirit
Many of these are real possibilities for expansion teams (Seattle and Virginia especially) and the only area, that has never had a team that could, would be Montreal or Las Vegas.
32 (2 conferences of 4 divisions w/ 4 teams) is the next expansion which we could see soon if TV dollars keep increasing and after that it could be 36 (2 conferences of 3 divisions w/ 6 teams).
Atlantic: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Montreal Matrix, Philly 76ers, Toronto Raptors
Central: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves
Southeast: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Virginia Squires, Washington Wizards
Southwest: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, OKC Thunder, San Antonio Spurs
Northwest: Denver Nuggets, Las Vegas Defenders, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Seattle SuperSonics, Vancouver Grizzlies
Pacific: Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, San Diego Conquistadors
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