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NBA History

Founded on 6th of June 1946 in New York City, National Basketball Association (NBA) was called the Basketball Association of America (BAA) during those days.

The National Basketball League (NBL) was the other league that was competing with the BBA during the late 1940s. However, the quality and quantity of the players were better in the BBA.

The BBA was more competitive and superior. Many teams like Baltimore Bullets, moved from the NBL to the BBA in search of better opportunities. Also, Players coming out of the college preferred the BBA as a professional career.

Facing all these issues, the NBL was in a declining phase, and they wanted to avoid legal complications, so they merged with the BBA on 3rd of August, 1949. The merged league was titled NBA (National Basketball Association), but the governing body was still of the BBA.

Early Years:

The Early years of the NBA saw the rise and dominance of the Boston Celtics. Bill Russell joined the Celtics in 1957 and led them to 11 NBA titles out of the 13 seasons. His rivalry with the great Wilt Chamberlain was one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the NBA.

The League grew more and more with the passing time. It expanded from 9 teams to 14 teams during the years 1966 to 1968. It then further extended to 19 teams in the 1970s.

The In between periods saw the growth of few other leagues like the American Basketball Association (ABA), but all had to merge with the ever-rising NBA.

Today:

Today, the NBA has a total of 30 teams- 29 from the USA and one from Canada. It is one of the most followed leagues in the world. It has a huge fans base in the tier-1 countries that include USA, UK, Canada, etc. However, it has been spreading its wings globally and currently has a huge fan base in Philippines, China, many European countries and more. With more Players from the International circuit joining the league, it is expected to rise even higher in the coming years.

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“Giannis is No. 1; If I’m hung over, you can put anyone at No. 2” - Zach Lowe claims the ESPN rankings got it right when it named Giannis Antetokounmpo as the NBA’s best player next season
“Giannis is No. 1; If I’m hung over, you can put anyone at No. 2” - Zach Lowe claims the ESPN rankings got it right when it named Giannis Antetokounmpo as the NBA’s best player next season

“Giannis is No. 1; If I’m hung over, you can put anyone at No. 2” - Zach Lowe claims the ESPN rankings got it right when it named Giannis Antetokounmpo as the NBA’s best player next season

“The happiest days of my life were coming home and hearing six different people saying, ‘Daddy, daddy, daddy’” - Shaquille O'Neal reveals the stiff price he had to pay for being a serial cheater
“The happiest days of my life were coming home and hearing six different people saying, ‘Daddy, daddy, daddy’” - Shaquille O'Neal reveals the stiff price he had to pay for being a serial cheater

“The happiest days of my life were coming home and hearing six different people saying, ‘Daddy, daddy, daddy’” - Shaquille O'Neal reveals the stiff price he had to pay for being a serial cheater

“I want him over some of these guys; He’s still the ultimate chess master” - Zach Lowe asserts that when the stakes are highest, he will take only Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant over LeBron James
“I want him over some of these guys; He’s still the ultimate chess master” - Zach Lowe asserts that when the stakes are highest, he will take only Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant over LeBron James

“I want him over some of these guys; He’s still the ultimate chess master” - Zach Lowe asserts that when the stakes are highest, he will take only Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant over LeBron James

“First of all, these young players need to understand, Shaquille O'Neal don't need to hate on you”- Shaquille O’Neal asserts he will not sugarcoat his criticism of Ben Simmons or any athlete
“First of all, these young players need to understand, Shaquille O'Neal don't need to hate on you”- Shaquille O’Neal asserts he will not sugarcoat his criticism of Ben Simmons or any athlete

“First of all, these young players need to understand, Shaquille O'Neal don't need to hate on you”- Shaquille O’Neal asserts he will not sugarcoat his criticism of Ben Simmons or any athlete

“That's not a good sign to me unless you're gonna be Michael Jordan the rest of your career” - NBA analyst comments on Ben Simmons' "dark place" situation, says even Jordan faced criticism initially
“That's not a good sign to me unless you're gonna be Michael Jordan the rest of your career” - NBA analyst comments on Ben Simmons' "dark place" situation, says even Jordan faced criticism initially

“That's not a good sign to me unless you're gonna be Michael Jordan the rest of your career” - NBA analyst comments on Ben Simmons' "dark place" situation, says even Jordan faced criticism initially

LA Lakers Rumors Roundup: Former Lakers head coach could take over the Boston Celtics, GM Rob Pelinka isn’t trading two future first-round picks to the Indiana Pacers, and more | September 23, 2022
LA Lakers Rumors Roundup: Former Lakers head coach could take over the Boston Celtics, GM Rob Pelinka isn’t trading two future first-round picks to the Indiana Pacers, and more | September 23, 2022

LA Lakers Rumors Roundup: Former Lakers head coach could take over the Boston Celtics, GM Rob Pelinka isn’t trading two future first-round picks to the Indiana Pacers, and more | September 23, 2022

Video: Luka Doncic was speechless while meeting Michael Jordan during his first All-Star appearance
Video: Luka Doncic was speechless while meeting Michael Jordan during his first All-Star appearance

Video: Luka Doncic was speechless while meeting Michael Jordan during his first All-Star appearance

“That was one of the rare moments that I can say that it was pure magic for me; It was beautiful” - Kevin Garnett recalls his first time meeting the Boston Celtics after he was acquired from Minnesota
“That was one of the rare moments that I can say that it was pure magic for me; It was beautiful” - Kevin Garnett recalls his first time meeting the Boston Celtics after he was acquired from Minnesota

“That was one of the rare moments that I can say that it was pure magic for me; It was beautiful” - Kevin Garnett recalls his first time meeting the Boston Celtics after he was acquired from Minnesota

“I’m not seeing the Lakers as a legit contender” - Paul Pierce dismisses the LA Lakers’ championship hopes next season due to LeBron James’ age and Anthony Davis’ inability to get healthy
“I’m not seeing the Lakers as a legit contender” - Paul Pierce dismisses the LA Lakers’ championship hopes next season due to LeBron James’ age and Anthony Davis’ inability to get healthy

“I’m not seeing the Lakers as a legit contender” - Paul Pierce dismisses the LA Lakers’ championship hopes next season due to LeBron James’ age and Anthony Davis’ inability to get healthy

“I’m not kidding we would actually scrimmage with the media” - The Warriors coach shares his hustle days in Cleveland, implies they had improper infrastructure for playing in the early days of the NBA
“I’m not kidding we would actually scrimmage with the media” - The Warriors coach shares his hustle days in Cleveland, implies they had improper infrastructure for playing in the early days of the NBA

“I’m not kidding we would actually scrimmage with the media” - The Warriors coach shares his hustle days in Cleveland, implies they had improper infrastructure for playing in the early days of the NBA

Video: Shaquille O'Neal dominated games during his high school days; the 6-7 high schooler was unguardable and wreaked havoc on teams
Video: Shaquille O'Neal dominated games during his high school days; the 6-7 high schooler was unguardable and wreaked havoc on teams

Video: Shaquille O'Neal dominated games during his high school days; the 6-7 high schooler was unguardable and wreaked havoc on teams

“We knew that we can't stop Kobe. We can't stop Shaq” – Former NBA champion unveils Pistons trusted their game plan for winning 2004 Finals, admits Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were top players in series
“We knew that we can't stop Kobe. We can't stop Shaq” – Former NBA champion unveils Pistons trusted their game plan for winning 2004 Finals, admits Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were top players in series

“We knew that we can't stop Kobe. We can't stop Shaq” – Former NBA champion unveils Pistons trusted their game plan for winning 2004 Finals, admits Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were top players in series

“Let's say they got Jordan's #1 right now and they got LeBron #2” – Gilbert Arenas believes NBA 75 team is not the most skilled team, says changing it to NBA 'top' 75 team serves the purpose of ranking players
“Let's say they got Jordan's #1 right now and they got LeBron #2” – Gilbert Arenas believes NBA 75 team is not the most skilled team, says changing it to NBA 'top' 75 team serves the purpose of ranking players

“Let's say they got Jordan's #1 right now and they got LeBron #2” – Gilbert Arenas believes NBA 75 team is not the most skilled team, says changing it to NBA 'top' 75 team serves the purpose of ranking players

"I know the reason why you can’t because LeBron’s clock is ticking" - Eddie House gives bold reasoning why LA Lakers have struggled, asserts Russell Westbrook is not the problem
"I know the reason why you can’t because LeBron’s clock is ticking" - Eddie House gives bold reasoning why LA Lakers have struggled, asserts Russell Westbrook is not the problem

"I know the reason why you can’t because LeBron’s clock is ticking" - Eddie House gives bold reasoning why LA Lakers have struggled, asserts Russell Westbrook is not the problem

"I don't think I would have become who I was destined to be as a player" - Gilbert Arenas shares an incident in free agency, says the LA Clippers' lack of facilities made him choose Washington Wizards
"I don't think I would have become who I was destined to be as a player" - Gilbert Arenas shares an incident in free agency, says the LA Clippers' lack of facilities made him choose Washington Wizards

"I don't think I would have become who I was destined to be as a player" - Gilbert Arenas shares an incident in free agency, says the LA Clippers' lack of facilities made him choose Washington Wizards

“He’ll hound you everywhere you go, both ends of the court” – Michael Jordan once described the capabilities of 5x NBA All-Star, said everybody expected an all-around game when he was on the floor
“He’ll hound you everywhere you go, both ends of the court” – Michael Jordan once described the capabilities of 5x NBA All-Star, said everybody expected an all-around game when he was on the floor

“He’ll hound you everywhere you go, both ends of the court” – Michael Jordan once described the capabilities of 5x NBA All-Star, said everybody expected an all-around game when he was on the floor

“That was his workout, called 'black out'” - Former NBA champion describes ‘Mamba Mentality‘ workouts with Kobe Bryant, says Kobe went straight to gym after signing Lakers contract
“That was his workout, called 'black out'” - Former NBA champion describes ‘Mamba Mentality‘ workouts with Kobe Bryant, says Kobe went straight to gym after signing Lakers contract

“That was his workout, called 'black out'” - Former NBA champion describes ‘Mamba Mentality‘ workouts with Kobe Bryant, says Kobe went straight to gym after signing Lakers contract

"Charles Barkley, who I’m not saying is a bad citizen, but he did throw somebody through a window" - Chris Broussard rips NBA draft eligibility rules apart for preventing 18-year-old kids from turning pro
"Charles Barkley, who I’m not saying is a bad citizen, but he did throw somebody through a window" - Chris Broussard rips NBA draft eligibility rules apart for preventing 18-year-old kids from turning pro

"Charles Barkley, who I’m not saying is a bad citizen, but he did throw somebody through a window" - Chris Broussard rips NBA draft eligibility rules apart for preventing 18-year-old kids from turning pro

Reports: Former NBA champion's wife files for divorce following "irreconcilable differences"
Reports: Former NBA champion's wife files for divorce following "irreconcilable differences"

Reports: Former NBA champion's wife files for divorce following "irreconcilable differences"

"Number 1 he’s younger, number 2 he’s bigger, number 3 he defends" - Brian Windhorst claims he’d rather choose former No. 1 overall pick over Russell Westbrook on his team next season
"Number 1 he’s younger, number 2 he’s bigger, number 3 he defends" - Brian Windhorst claims he’d rather choose former No. 1 overall pick over Russell Westbrook on his team next season

"Number 1 he’s younger, number 2 he’s bigger, number 3 he defends" - Brian Windhorst claims he’d rather choose former No. 1 overall pick over Russell Westbrook on his team next season

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