The Waterloo Hawks were created in 1948 and originally owned by P.L. George, who was also known as “Pinkie”. It was originally a team in the NBL or the National Basketball League although a year later, when NBL merged with its fiercest rival, the BAA or Basketball Association of America, the Waterloo Hawks immediately and officially became an NBA team. As such, it can be considered that the Hawks is one of the founding teams of the National Basketball Association.
Unfortunately, the Waterloo Hawks did not stay overly long at the NBA. In fact, it only lasted for one year – its first year also served as its final year in the league. They were one of the six teams playing in NBA’s Western Division and ranked #5 in their division with a dismal record of 19 – 43. The next year, the Hawks immediately moved to the NPBL or the National Professional Basketball League.
The closest way for fans to enjoy memorabilia of the team would be to check out sport jerseys featuring the Atlanta Hawks. One of the most popular items at the site includes the Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks Sports Jersey. The dark red uniform bears the #21.
For plain NBA fans, you might want to check out the James Crawford New York Knicks Sports Jersey as many consider this as one of the bestselling items when it comes to NBA merchandise.
Last but not the least, be sure to check out the Joe Johnson Atlanta Hawks Sports Jersey, which features an authentic signature of the player.