The Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by owners of the major Ice hockey Arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada. Dr. James Naismith invented the basketball.
Slowly and gradually the Basketball spreads its paws towards all the Nations and became globally a world wide sport . The BBA collaborated with the competing and NBL and was renamed as NBA on Aug 3,1949. The national basketball association is one of the most considered premier man’s professional BB league in the world.
The NBA is an active member of USA basketball (USAB) which is recognized by (FIBA) i.e. The international basketball federation as the supreme or National governing body for basketball in US. As per survey the NBA players are the most renowned and highly paid athletes by an average annual salary per player.
Further the NBA composes of 30 teams. The United States itself is home to 29 teams and the other one’s from Canada. Also the current league organization divides 30 teams into two conferences of three division with 5 team each. Reflecting the population distribution of the US and Canada as a whole considering 13 teams in the eastern half of the country another 13 teams in the eastern time zone, 9 in the central 3 in the mountain and 5 is the Pacific.
In Basketball sport the surface of the Basketball Court act as a sole. So, coming up with it dimension the basketball courts come in different sizes. The court of NBA is 94 BY 50 feet (28.7 BY 15.2m) Under the international basketball federation (FIBA). As per the protocol laid down by FIBA the court in slightly smaller, measuring 28 by 15m ie.91.9 by 49.2 feet in heights. Whereas an amateur basketball court sizes vary widely and the baskets are always 10 feet (3.05m) above the ground. Also the basketball courts have a three-point arc at both basket. A basket made from behind this arc is considered three points or three pointer and a basket made from within this line or with the players foot touching the line is worth 2 points. There is also a free-throw line, where one player stand while taking a foul short which is located within the 3 point arc at 15 feet from the plane of the backboard. A foul shot is worth 1 point but if the shot is made from the foul line while in play it is still worth two points .
A team of 11 players participate out of which 5 playing at each of the 4 quarter. The NBA playoffs begin in April after the conclusion of the regular season with the top 8 teams in each conference competing for the League’s championship title, “The Larry O’Brien” championship trophy. The NBA tournament is played in 70 countries across the globe with 26 million youth taking part in it. Thus, emerging NBA to be one of the greatest federation across the world .
In the old 1980s and beginning 1990s a 6ft 6 inches towering personality The Great Michael Jeffery Jordan played an instrumental role in popularizing the NBA. The American former player Jordan was born on 17 Feb, 1963. He played 15 seasons in the NBA winning six championship with the team Chicago Bulls which made Jordan appeared on the cover of Sports illustrating the title “A star is Born”.
The legendary shooting star for the NBA Kobe Bryant who had been a five times NBA champion who played for the La Lakers through out his remarkable career and is profoundly considered as one of the most worthy player in the history of Basketball game. The National basketball association expresses its grief and address “devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant along with his daughter Gianna”. Further tributes from celebrities and other fellow sports stars have been pouring in many expressing shock at his sudden death
According to Forbes magazine across last years season, the NBA had generated about $8 billion as revenue. Also the 30 teams making up the NBA have an average valuation of $1.9 billion each . Further adding up NBA mix Money primarily through television, merchandising, sponsorships and tickets. fans, partners, media and celebrities are looking forward to these games and they offer tremendous exposure for teams and players. They also had deepen the connection with hearty support and love. The games further demonstrate and support how global our game is,” Diane gotua”, Vice President of global business operation and NBA, through source of Economic Times.