Called for Traveling: Mapping the NBA’s Many City-Swaps

The many mapped travels of NBA franchises
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"The Los Angeles Earthquakes" sounds like a great name till one decimates lives...better stick with the lake idea. Everyone loves lakes. 
Map credit: Thinkstock

“The Los Angeles Earthquakes” sounds like a great name till one decimates lives…better stick with the lake idea. Everyone loves lakes.
Map credit: Thinkstock

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Being a hardcore sports fan can be as painful as it is rewarding. Those long years of incompetent coaches, horrible players, and miserable records test fans’ love and patience until that one day that their team wins a championship, or at least gets into the playoffs.

Fans are further tested when dealing with apparel, because players don’t always stay put, and even mascots change. (Pelicans? Really?) How many different jerseys must one buy before giving up?

But what happens to a fan when their team flips them the bird and just up and leaves for another city? These are the stories of such NBA franchises.

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