The New Jersey Americans joined the American Basketball Association in 1967 and moved to New York the following season. The team was renamed the New York Nets, which conveniently rhymed with Jets and Mets, two of the Big Apple’s other professional franchises. Before the 1977-78 season, the team returned to New Jersey but kept its nickname. In 1994, the Nets were reportedly considering changing their nickname to the Swamp Dragons to boost its marketing efforts. The franchise relocated to Brooklyn in 2012.

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The Rush: Dodgers stun Cardinals with walk-off HR, set to face Giants in NLDS

The Dodgers and Giants will face off for the first time in postseason history after L.A. stunned the Cardinals in the Wild Card game, the Aces fended off the Mercury to force a decisive Game 5 while the Sky sent the Sun packing, earning Chicago a trip to the WNBA Finals. Plus, Los Angeles and…