Buffalo Braves in History

Events in Sport

  • 1970-10-14 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • 1970-12-06 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
  • 1978-07-07 NBA approves franchise swap; Buffalo Braves owner John Y. Brown and Harry Mangurian acquire Boston Celtics, while the Celtics owner Irv Levin gets Braves, later moved to San Diego to become the Clippers
  • 1979-01-01 John Y. Brown attends his first game as owner of the Boston Celtics NBA franchise after trading the Buffalo Braves to previous Celtics owner, Irving H. Levin

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1941-05-09 Howard Komives, American NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1951-09-25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Deaths in Sport

  • 2009-03-22 Howard Komives, American NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves), dies at 67