Daily reminder that championships belong to cities, not to franchises. If a team relocates, then that team dies, and their history stays in the city, then a new team is founded in the new city.
- LA have 11 NBA championships from the Lakers' 16. 5 of those belong to Minneapolis
- Oklahoma City have 0 NBA championships, it belongs to Seattle
- San Francisco/Oakland/Golden State have 2 NBA championships, the other 2 belong to Philadelphia
- Philly remain on 3 NBA championships, since one the 76ers won was in Syracuse, who gain a title
- Atlanta have 0 NBA championships, it belongs to St. Louis
- Indianapolis have 1 superb owl, Baltimore have 3
- The Raiders' owls are shared; 2 for Oakland, 1 for LA
+ more I don't know
The only exception to championships belonging to cities is when two franchises share a city. So the New York Jets and New York Giants for example are separate, so are the LA Rams and LA Raiders.
>- Indianapolis have 1 superb owl, Baltimore have 3
All Colts championships belong to Dallas, as the franchise began in the fifties as the Dallas Texans before going bankrupt and moving to Baltimore.
So by your logic, if the Arizona Cardinals win the Super Bowl this year, it belongs to Racine, Wisconsin, since that's where the franchise originated?
You didn't follow the logic. It's not about where the team started. It's where the team was when it won. The Colts starting Dallas is completely irrelevant. Dallas didn't win those titles.
Baltimore don't claim the Colts championship from 2006.
But that's wrong. The franchise owns the titles not the city. Only cites like Baltimore pitch bitchfits and claim that they keep the titles. You don't see LA claiming the Raiders titles.
>The team wins the championship
>The city simply has that teams stadium located in it
>Most of these championships are won in a neutral location
By your shitty logic the host city of the championship should have those titles
Knew someone would ask this. I'm not United Statian and I don't have a team, but I'm learning about the game. It's just fucking stupid and causes shit like this >>64644876
If they want nothing to do with it, why don't they just give back their title to Baltimore. Johnny Unitas' nmber is still retired by the Colts, but hated the Indianapolis team.
also, it's confusing and stupid. i somewhat agree with the op though. to use a european example, i hate how mk dons took wimbledon's history. no. milton keynes is a putrid, made-up club. the reincarnation, afc wimbledon, should have been entitled to the don's history
The Dons actually gave back all the history, trophies, etc. a bit later. For a few years the owner was "blah blah blah we bought it it's ours", then he relented.
t. guy who lived in milton keynes when the Dons came
I can't speak for most people but I would stop following my team if they moved. Especially if it's for a shit reason like taxpayer money not paying for a billionaires new stadium.
>muh home team wants more money/pay less taxes and moves to the other fucking coast
>I still support them like the cuck I am
Do Americans really do this?