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The Hornets were supposed to be the Spirit, while the Grizzlies were almost named the Mounties. Why is a team in Los Angeles nicknamed the Lakers, and what"s a team called the Jazz doing in Utah? Here"s the story behind the nicknames of all 30 teams.Atlanta Hawks Getty Images In 1948, the cities...

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The Hornets were supposed to be the Spirit, while the Grizzlies were almost named the Mounties. Why is a team in Los Angeles nicknamed the Lakers, and what’s a team called the Jazz doing in Utah? Here’s the story behind the nicknames of all 30 teams.

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In 1948, the cities of Moline and Rock Island, IL, …