Originally Posted by Texan_Bill
Just giving Dante a hard time. If you think about it, I can't really recall any basketball team changing its 'nickname' after a move from one city to another:
San Diego Rockets -----> Houston (but that seemed like a natural fit anyway)
Minneapolis Lakers -----> L.A.
Kansas City Kings ------> Sacremento
Philadelphia Warriors ----> San Francisco / Oakland (Golden State)
New Orleans Jazz ------> Utah
Charlotte Hornets ------> New Orleans
I guess the names stuck in each city. San Diego lost 2 teams, the Clippers and the Rockets.