NBA: History and Facts about the Popular Men's League

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the planet's most popular men's basketball league. It consists of 30 teams. There are 29 teams in the USA and only one team in Canada. NBA is an operative member of the United States of America Basketball, which is widely recognized by the global Basketball Federation as the National Regulatory Body for basketball in the USA. The basketball league was instituted on the 6th of June, 1946 in New York City, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA).
The name, National Basketball Association was adopted in the year 1949 after uniting with the competitor, US National Basketball League.  The NBA remains the biggest form.of competition in the game of basketball. It has become renowned as excellent players from all around the world have joined America's top players.
The league's various worldwide and individual team offices are controlled by its head offices in Midtown Manhattan, while the NBA TV studios and NBA Entertainment are controlled by offices located in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Being among the top four in the world, NBA falls in the third wealthiest professional sports league in North America, after being surpassed by both the National Football league and the  Major league Baseball by revenue.
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The Basketball Association of America was instituted 1946 by proprietors of the major ice hockey arenas in Canada and the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. The Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens on the 1st of November,1946 in Toronto, Canada, in a game the NBA alludes as the first game played in NBA history. Ossie Schectman of the Knickerbockers made the first basket in the game.
The Basketball Association of America was the first league to attempt to play principally in mickle arenas in significant cities after earlier attempts had been made by the American Basketball League and the NBL.
 The quality of play in the Basketball Association of America was not significantly better than in competing leagues during its first years. Take for example the 1948 ABL finalist Baltimore Bullets won the 1948 league title after moving to BAA, and the same applies to the 1948 NBL champion, Minneapolis Lakers who also won the 1949 BAA title after moving to BAA. The BAA became the league of Choice for students in colleges(who are looking to become professionals) after NBL teams from cities like Minneapolis, Rochester, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne jumped into the BAA(this was before the 1948-1949 season).
The teams with the highest number of championships are Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.  They won the most championships with each having a total of over 15 NBA Finals wins. They are followed by the Golden State Warriors, who have a total of six overall championships. The Warriors are followed by the Chicago Bulls who won six championships and the San Antonio Spurs who won five championships.
Below is the list of NBA men teams and the years they won their championships:
  • Philadelphia Warriors         
 1947, 1956
  • Baltimore Bullets
  • Minneapolis Lakers.
 1948–1950 &1952-1954
  • Rochester Royals    
  • Syracuse Nationals 
  • St. Louis Hawks    
  • Boston Celtics
Won in 1957, 1959, 1960 1961 1962,1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981 1984, 1986, and 2008          
  • Philadelphia 76ers
1966–1967, 1983
  • New York Knickerbockers  
1969–1970, 1973
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Golden State Warriors
1974–1975, 2014–2015, 2018          
  • Portland Trail Blazers         
  • Washington Bullets 
  • Seattle SuperSonics
  • Los Angeles Lakers 
1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010 & 2020         
  • Detroit Pistons         
1988–1990, 2004
  • Chicago Bulls           
1990–1993 & 1995-1998
  • Houston Rockets     
  • San Antonio Spurs  
1998–1999, 2003, 2005,2007 2014
  • Miami Heat    
2005–2006, 2011-2013
  • Dallas Mavericks      
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 
  • Toronto Raptors
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