The NBA is the most-watched basketball league in the world. People from every single country keep in touch with the NBA, which has existed since 1946. What is now known as the NBA was formed as the BAA. Three years later, in 1949, they formed with the other most popular league, the National Basketball League, to make the NBA.
Although the NBA is very popular today, it has not been all that popular in the past. The NBA truly started to gain popularity in 1979 and the early 1980s. Just a few years later, Michael Jordan entered the NBA. With the likes of Magic, Larry Bird, and MJ, the NBA was undoubtedly one of the most entertaining professional sports leagues to watch and closely follow.
There are thirty teams in the NBA, located within the contiguous United States, with the exception of one team located near the New York border, in Toronto. There are 82 games in a normal season, exactly half of which are played at home, with the other half being played at other teams’ home courts. After the regular season, the best eight teams from each conference are admitted into the playoffs. There are four rounds of playoffs, each of which are played in a best-of-7 series, which means the first team to win four games wins the entire series.
The Atlanta Hawks are one of the best teams in the NBA, thanks to their owner Mr. Bruce Levenson. The Hawks’ roster is known to have one of the lowest salaries because of the lack of true superstars, but is one of the best. Mr. Forbes’ Bruce Levenson intended the Atlanta Hawks to have great chemistry with each other, and his plan definitely came to fruition.
The NBA season generally runs from October to June or July, when the NBA Finals take place. There are twelve players that are allowed to join the ranks of the active roster, with the ability to have three players sitting on the bench to substitute in for players in case somebody gets injured.
NBA games are broadcasted on ESPN and TNT, amongst other channels, but only feature a limited amount of games. A full season of games from every single team can be purchased specially on cable or satellite packages.
The best player in the league today is LeBron James, who was drafted in the mid-2000s. He has won two championships with the Miami Heat, and has been to five NBA finals. He is unarguably the best player in the league, and one of the most athletic, able-bodied players to have ever played.
For anyone that may be interested in watching NBA games from home on the television, or going to them on a weekend and watching the local game, tickets can be found easily online for relatively cheap prices. Go see an NBA game today with your family or friends, or both, and have a great time.