Dallas Chaparrals ABA Hat
The Dallas Chaparrals were charter members of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1967. Though successful on the court, the team drew poorly. In 1973, the team was acquired by a group of San Antonio businessmen in a deal that gave them a three-year option to buy. The team was at first renamed the Gunslingers, a name that would later be used by the city's United States Football League team. It was changed to Spurs before the start of the 1973-74 season. As San Antonio's first, and at the time only, pro team, the city took to the Spurs and have been enamored ever since.