98% of people can't guess all 30 NBA Teams by a portion of a logo. Can you?

By: Andrew Katz
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Are you an NBA fanatic? Think you know every team and their corresponding logo? Take your NBA love to the next level with this quiz. Challenge yourself! See if you can identify each team by looking at an incomplete image of the team's logo.

While the Golden State Warriors were still a Philadelphia team, on March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlin became the first and only player in NBA history (at least, as of the end of the 2015-6 season) to score one hundred points in a single game.

As of the end of the 2015-6 season, the Los Angeles Lakers have the most wins: 3,247 (a 60.1% winning average).

In 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship in the franchise's forty-six-year history. As of the end of the 2015-6 season, this is the longest any team has waited before winning their first one. (The Phoenix Suns have yet to win an NBA Championship, despite being around two years longer.)

As of the end of the 2015-6 season, the San Antonio Spurs have the highest percentage of wins, at 65.7%. Of course, being established in 1976, they have played thirty years fewer games than the oldest franchises in the NBA.

Not counting minor cosmetic changes, the New York Knicks have used only three primary logos throughout their seventy-year history: Father Knick, the classic roundball, and their current triangle.

The red tips on the horns of the logo for the Chicago Bulls aren't just for looks -- they represent blood.

As of the end of the 2015-6 season, the Boston Celtics have the most NBA Championships, with seventeen titles. They have also played the most games: 5,501.

On choosing the Miami Heat's crowd-sourced name, founding general partner Zev Bufman said, "The Heat was it. When you think of Miami, that's what you think of."

Hurricane Katrina put Oklahoma City on the map when the former New Orleans Hornets played there for two seasons while New Orleans was rebuilt. Basketball Commissioner David Stern took note of the high turnout for the games and put OKC on top of the NBA relocation list.

The nickname for the Toronto Raptors was decided from two thousand different entries in a nationwide search. The top ten choices were the Beavers, Bobcats, Dragons, Grizzlies, Hogs (after Toronto's nickname, Hogtown), Raptors, Scorpions, T-Rex, Tarantulas, and Terriers.

Even though the Houston Rockets is an appropriate moniker, given that Houston is the home of NASA's Johnson Space Center, the team was actually named for the space-age industries growing in its originating city of San Diego in 1967.

The LA Clippers received their team nickname in 1978, when New York's Buffalo Braves moved to San Diego. They were named for the sailing ships that historically passed through the San Diego Bay.

Originally named the Syracuse Nationals and located in New York, the Philadelphia 76ers were so named by Walter Stahlberg of West Colingswood, NJ, who won the contest to name the franchise in 1963, upon its move to Philadelphia. Stahlberg's twenty-five word explanation sealed the deal with the judges, who had to decide through a "mountain" of entries -- five hundred in total.

Herb Turetzky has been the official scorer of the Brooklyn Nets for fifty years -- since the franchise's first game on October 23, 1967, when they played as the New Jersey Americans.

Tom Benson, who owns the New Orleans Pelicans, also owns the NFL's New Orleans Saints.

The Dallas Mavericks is one of a few teams in the NBA with two mascots: Mavs Man, who looks like a basketball in human form, and Champ, a horse in a Mavs uniform.

With only seven winning seasons between 1989, when the franchise began, and 2016, the Minnesota Timberwolves have the lowest win percentage: 38.9%.

As of the end of the 2015-6 season, the Sacramento Kings have the NBA's most losses: 2,919, giving them a 45.8% winning average.

The Indiana Pacers were named for Indianapolis' harness racing pacer history and the pace car of the Indianapolis 500.

The first time the Portland Trail Blazers made it to the playoffs, they won the NBA Championship. The year was 1977, and as of the end of the 2015-6, that remains the only Championship the franchise has won.

The Milwaukee Bucks went from losing the first five games they ever played in 1968 to winning the NBA Championship three years later.

The Detroit Pistons' original owner, Fred Zollner, manufactured pistons -- hence the team's name. Zollner was also involved in the founding of the NBA.

Despite being associated with six cities -- Moline and Rock Island, IL and Davenport, IA (collectively known as the Tri-Cities); Milwaukee, WI; St. Louis, MO; and Atlanta, GA -- the Atlanta Hawks have had the same nickname since joining the NBA in 1949. (Okay, technically, the team entered the NBA as the Blackhawks, but this was shortened to the Hawks after two seasons.)

As of the end of the 2015-6 season, the Phoenix Suns had yet to win a League Title, despite having appeared in the playoffs twenty-nine times -- the most appearances without a title in the NBA. The Suns, at forty-eight years old, are also the oldest team in the NBA to have never won the NBA Championship.

This is the second Charlotte Hornets franchise. The first moved to New Orleans in 2002. When that team renamed itself the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013, the newer Charlotte team dropped the name Bobcats and reclaimed the name Hornets.

As of the end of the 2015-6 season, the Washington Wizards have had the most nicknames (four): Packers, Zephyrs, Bullets and Wizards.

The name for the Utah Jazz was picked from over 6,500 entries in a naming contest when the team was based in New Orleans -- the "jazz capital of the world." When the team moved to Utah in 1979, they kept the name, despite Utah having no historical connection to the style of music.

Despite nine playoff appearances, the Memphis Grizzlies are the only team in the NBA to have never won their division title (as of the end of the 2015-6 season).

The Denver Nuggets are named in honor of the mining boom of the 1800s, which brought many people to Colorado to search for gold, despite not much being found in Denver. (There was also an NBA team with the same name that played in Denver during 1949-50 season.)

The Orlando Magic had their name four months before the NBA granted the city a franchise. It was the winning name in a contest in the ORLANDO SENTINEL and was chosen because, among other reasons, after visiting the city for the first time, co-founder Pat Williams' daughter, Karen, said, "I really like this place. This place is like Magic."

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