The Pipers were not Cleveland's first pro basketball team.
The Cleveland Rosenblums dominated pro basketball in the late 1920's. The Cleveland Allman Transfers played in the National Basketball League in the 1940's. The Cleveland Rebels played in the Basketball Association of America in 1947. The BAA changed it's name to the NBA in 1949.
The Pipers were Cleveland's last pro basketball team to win a championship in 1962. The team included a number of notable 1960's pro and college players.
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