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Chicago Atomics Sweatshirt 1946

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Chicago Atomics Sweatshirt 1946

Chicago ILLs. -1946

Perhaps the Atomics’ name originated from the first nuclear chain reaction carried out on the campus of the University of Chicago. Perhaps the magnitude of the event caught up with the club, as the name quickly changed after their first game...and that game was a doozy.

The Atomics dropped a bomb on the Boston Celtics in their own arena in the first game the Celtics ever played. They were both parth of the newly created Basketball Association of America, that gave birth to the New York Knickerbockers.

After this first game the Chicago Atomics became the Chicago Stags and spent the next 4 years as a mediocre Chicago team...but man the first game was sweet.

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