The NBA began in 1946-47 when it was still the BAA (Basketball Association of America). It changed it's name before the 1949-50 season to the NBA (National Basketball Association). The 11 teams that played in that first season that started it all in 1946-47 were:
The first official NBA season, 1948-49, added
The Syracuse Nationals (eventual 76ers) and Buffalo Bisons (eventual Atlanta Hawks) started in a rival league, the NBL in 1946. The Nationals moved to the NBA in 1949, before moving to Philadelphia in 1963. The Bisons has a series of moves before settling in Milwaukee, St. Louis and eventually Atlanta.
Boston Celtics, Philadelphia (now Golden State) Warriors and New York Knicks are the 3 oldest franchises in the NBA, followed by the Lakers, Pistons and Kings. The Celtics hold the most championships won (17 of them), followed by Lakers, Bulls and Spurs.
There was not a first person to play NBA basketball ,ritard, basketball is played in teams.
the NBA had 11 teams to start
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There are no women's teams in the NBA.
there are 30 basketball teams in the NBA.
Obviously, there are only NBA teams in the NBA, not college teams.
10 out of 30 NBA teams don't have a basketball in their logo.
There are 40 NBA current teams.
In the NBA there are 30 teams
30 teams in the NBA
Larry Brown led seven NBA teams (Nuggets, Nets, Spurs, Clippers, Pacers, 76ers and Pistons) to the NBA Playoffs.
30 NBA teams in the US
There are 4 NBA teams in California
There are thousands basketball teams in the whole world. If you are asking NBA, there should be 35 NBA teams. WNBA have 13 teams. College DIV I, II, III have over 300 schools.
Yes, St. Louis did have two NBA basketball teams in the past.
In the NBA, it would be Knickerbockers vs. the Toronto Huskies.
There are a number of NBA teams who are very wealthy. The Lakers and the Knicks have recently become the first one billion dollar teams. The third most wealthy basketball franchise is the Chicago Bulls.
There is only 1 NBA basketball team in Canada, that being the Toronto Raptors. There actually used to be two NBA teams, but the Vancouver Grizzles moved to Memphis.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America. There are 30 teams in the NBA.
There are currently 30 teams right now in the NBA.
The NBA (National Basketball Association) was founded in 1949 when BAA (Basketball Association of America) and NBL (National Basketball League) were combined. There were a total of 17 teams in this league.
30 in the NBA.
The Denver Nuggets in NBA Basketball.
There is no Pittsburgh NBA team.