Washington Wizards NBA Basketball History – Eastern Conference Southeast

Washington Wizards NBA Basketball History – Eastern Conference Southeast
The roots of the Washington Wizards go back to Chicago in 1961. Currently The Wizards play out of the Verizon Center in downtown Washington D.C. The Washington Wizards play out of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

When the basketball team first began in 1961, they were a NBA team known as the Chicago Packers. The team played as the Packers for a year and changed their team name to The Chicago Zephyrs.

The Chicago Zephyrs. Did not last very long either, the basketball team moved to Baltimore Maryland and changed their name to the Baltimore Bullets. When you think about the location of Maryland is it right on the outskirts on Washington D.C.

The 1970’s Washington Wizards

The Bullets played stellar NBA basketball and made the playoffs in the 1965-1966 NBA season. The Bullets continued to play well in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. They met the New York Knicks more than once during this time in the Eastern Conference NBA Finals.

When the NBA Basketball season of 1973 came along, the team moved to play their home basketball betting games in Landover Maryland and was known as the Capital Bullets however later you better bet that they changed their name to the Washington Bullets.

The 1990’s Washington Wizards

The Bullets continued to play strong basketball throughout the 1970’s however began to decline in the 1980’s. The team finally changed their name to the Washington Wizard in 1995. During the early 2000’s former Chicago Bulls basketball betting star Michael Jordan became a minority shareholder of the Wizard and became president of operations. Jordan came out of retirement and played half of the season but did not continue because of a knee injury.

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