Las Vegas Rattlers

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Las Vegas Rattlers
Founded 2000
League ABA 2006-07
Team history Chicago Skyliners
Las Vegas Slam
Las Vegas Rattlers (2004-2006)
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada
Arena TBA

The Las Vegas Rattlers were an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


2000-2001: Chicago Skyliners[edit]

The Chicago Skyliners were one of the charter franchises of the American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. The team began play in the fall of 2000. They played in the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. After having relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2001-2002 season, the former Skyliners were renamed the Las Vegas Slam.

2001-2002: Las Vegas Slam and folding[edit]

The Chicago Skyliners would relocate from Chicago to become the Las Vegas Slam in 2001. The team began playing in Las Vegas during the 2001-2002 season. They played one season under this name before shutting down operations. They would soon revive themselves as the Las Vegas Rattlers.

2004-2005: Revival Las Vegas Rattlers[edit]

The franchise was revived as the Rattlers in 2004. The team again folded in 2005 because of financial difficulties. Percy Miller aka Master P played for the team in 2004. The franchise would again shut down after the end of the season and posted a poor record.

This team was to be replaced in 2006-2007 by the similarly named Las Vegas Venom, The Venom played 3 games and then were sold to PROLYM ENT.