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Basketball ,at least for me, is a fun sport and the NBA is most possibly the best and most known Basketball league in the world so lets see what makes it so exciting to watch and or play, looking at its history, Players, Teams, All-Star Weekend, and the Offseason. Firstly, looking at its history
History of the NBA History of Basketball
NBA logo James Naismith

 

  • The NBA began life as the Basketball Assoiciaation of America in 1946 and played under that monkier for 3 years
  • In 1949,the BAA merged with the National Basketball League, changing names to the NBA.
  • The merger brought the total number of teams to 17 but the new league would quickly start losing teams to about 8 teams.
  • The NBA continued with 8 teams from 1955 until 1961 when the Chiacgo Packers joined the league.
  • From 1966 until 2004 the league seen an expansion boom with a total of 21 teams joining the league.

 

 

  • Basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr James Naismith, at Springfield College Massachusetts.
  • When the game was first played, peach baskets were nailed up at each end of the gymnasium as “goals”, hence the origin of the name “basketball”.
  • The first set of rules was published and distributed through the YMCA movement in 1892 and this resulted in the game spreading rapidly throughout Canada and the USA which started the expansion of the sport into national leagues, across the globe

 

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