The first Philippine basketball team to compete in the Olympics was at the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin .... they finished 5th.
first there were two conferences, the NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION, and the AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION. But the NBA was better, so they merged into just the NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION.
BAA (Basketball Association of America) formed in 1898
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world after the NBA. The league's regulations are a hybrid of rules from FIBA and the NBA.
Well, first they have to get picked by an NBA (National Basketball Association) team. Then they play basketball.
John Michael Manus
The first basketball association was established in Victoria in the 1920s.. umm hello the question was ''when was basketball first played in australia?'' not ''when was it established'' geez :o
me and me
On November 1, 1946, Ossie Schectman scored the first basket in the first game for the Basketball Association of America. The Basketball Association of America expanded in 1949 and became known as the National Basketball Association. So Ossie Schectman is credited with having scored the first basket in NBA history.
Wat Misaka, who was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1947, was recently honored by the Knicks basketball franchise at a presentation during a game at Madison Square Garden. Misaka was the first non-white person to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA which was then known as the Basketball Association of America or BAA).