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Transcript of The NBA
The National Basketball Association also known as the NBA was founded in June 6, 1946, in New York City, New York. The NBA`s name prior to what it is now was the BAA [ Basketball Association of America]. On August 3, 1949, the BAA and the NBL formed together and became the NBA as we know it today. The founders of the NBA were owners of major ice hockey stadiums in the Northeastern and western parts of the United States. Supposivly the first NBA game was played on November 1, 1946 between the Toronto Huskies and the New York Knickerbockers. When the new league was formed it contained 17 teams, but between 1950 and 1954 the leagues teams shortened to 11 then to 8. Those eight teams that were left are still in the NBA today.
Early NBA Players
Wilt Norman Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain was born August 21, 1936. At his best he was 7 ft 1 in tall and he weighed 275 pounds. In his first NBA season he averaged 37.6 points, 27 rebounds. He had alot of nicknames but his favorite was the Big Dipper because of how he had to dip his head under the doorway.
Wilt is best remember for his 100 point game against the New York Knicks.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. In the NBA he was 6 ft 6 in and he weighed 216 pounds. In his first season Michael averaged 28.2 points and he shot 51.5%.
Michael Jordan`s nickname is " Air Jordan ".
He was also one of the best defensive players in the NBA. He has received 5 MVP awards and 6 NBA championships.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Earvin Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan. In the NBA Earvin was 6 ft 6 in and weighed 220 pounds. In his first season in the league he averaged 18 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 7.9 assists. In that season he was named Rookie of the Year and an NBA All-Star Game starter.
The NBA Teams
1} Miami Heat
2} Boston Celtics
3} Brooklyn Nets
4} New York Knicks
5} Philadelphia 76ers
6} Toronto Raptors
7} Dallas Mavericks
8} Houston Rockets
9} Memphis Grizzles
10} New Orleans Pelicans
11} San Antonio Spurs
12} Chicago Bulls
13} Denver Nuggets
14} Cleveland Cavaliars
15} Minnesota Timberwolves
16} Detroit Pistons
17} Oklahoma City Thunder
18} Indiana Pacers
19} Portland Trail Blazers
20} Milwaukee Bucks
21} Utah Jazz
22} Atlanta Hawks
23} Golden State Warriors
24} Charlotte Bobcats
25} Los Angeles Clippers
26} Los Angeles Lakers
27} Orlando Magic
28} Washington Wizards
29} Phoenix Suns
30} Sacramento Kings
Players of Today
LeBron James was born December
30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. Right now he is 6 ft 9 in and he weighs 250 pounds. He was drafted 1st Round 1st overall pick. In his First NBA season he averaged 20.9 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.5 rebounds.
His nickname is King James.
Paul George was born May 2, 1990 in Palmdale, California. Right now he is 6 ft 9in and he weighs 220 pounds. He was drafted Round 1, overall pick 10. In his first season in the NBA he averaged 7.8 points, and 1.1 assists.
He is a two time NBA All-Star, and the Most Improved player in 2013.
Kevin Durant was born September 29, 1988, in Washington D.C. Right now he is listed at a height of 6 ft 9 in, and he weighs 240. In the draft of 07` he was drafted first round pick, and he was picked 2nd overall. In the first year of him being in the NBA he averaged 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1 steal per game.
Kevin is a four time NBA All-Star.
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