The NBA was founded on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America. It took its current name three years later after merging with the rival National Basketball League. The inaugural 1946-47 campaign saw the Philadelphia Warriors defeat the Chicago Stags in the first-ever NBA Finals.
NBA teams don't hold tryouts, but the NBA Development League does. To try out for the NBA Development League, fill out the registration paperwork, pay the fee and attend the tryout.
Websites that provide NBA scores include ESPN.com and LiveScore.com, in addition to the NBA's website, NBA.com. All three websites provide access to live scores. NBA.com and ESPN.com produce extensive coverage of the professional basketball league, with game recaps, box scores and video highlights f
As of 2014, Bill Russell has the most NBA Championship rings. The Hall of Fame center won 11 titles with the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969.
The NBA does not require players to have a high school education. However, rules require players to be at least 19 years of age during the calendar year of the draft. One full NBA season must have elapsed since their graduation, as well; if they did not graduate from high school, then they still mus
Since the 1967 to 1968 season, each team in the National Basketball Association plays 82 games in 6 months for the regular season beginning on the last week of October to April of the following year. As of the 69th 2014 to 2015 NBA season, the 82-game, 6-month schedule regular season was retained fr
One's odds of making the NBA depend greatly on their level of experience up to that point. In the best-case scenario, an NCAA division I player has a 1 in 365 chance to make it to the NBA.
The National Basketball Association league office is located at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Departments housed in the league office include administration and benefits, broadcast operations, communications and digital media. Events, legal and referee operations are also located there.
While no official measurements of hand size are kept, Giannis Antetokounmpo is believed to have the biggest hands in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks' shooting guard-small forward's hands measure nearly 15 inches in length.
To legally watch NBA games online, go to nba.com/leaguepass, click Buy Now under the Digital category, and select the package you prefer. Enter your personal information to create an account, input your billing information and pay for an NBA LEAGUE PASS subscription.