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What is the NBA?
The National Basketball Association, or NBA, is a professional basketball league comprised of 30 teams across North America featuring the best basketball players in the world.
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How many teams are there in the NBA?
The NBA is a collection of 30 teams, broken down by two conferences with three divisions apiece. The Western Conference plays host to the Northwest, Pacific and Southwest Divisions, featuring the following 15 teams:
> Northwest: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz
> Pacific: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings
> Southwest: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs
The Eastern Conference's 15 squads also break up across three divisions: the Atlantic, Southeast and Central.
> Atlantic: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors
> Central: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks
> Southeast: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards
When was the NBA established?
The National Basketball Association was founded on June 6, 1946 at the Commodore Hotel in New York City. Maurice Podoloff was the league's first president, a title later changed to commissioner. Eleven teams were part of that league, originally called the Basketball Association of America.
Podoloff's name is now emblazoned on the NBA MVP trophy.
Who are some of the best players in NBA history?
The NBA's list of all-time Legends continues to grow with each new generation, boasting names like Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson, John Havlicek, Rick Barry, John Stockton, Karl Malone, Elgin Baylor, David Robinson, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley and many more.
In 1996, the league announced its 50 Greatest Players list. Click here to view
Since then, players like LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Allen Iverson, among others, have added their names to the list of greats.
How can I watch NBA games?
NBA games are available on television in more than 200 countries around the world, including hundreds of national broadcasts in the USA every year on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV.
Fans can also watch games live and on-demand on NBA LEAGUE PASS around the world.
Which teams have the most NBA titles?
The Boston Celtics have the most of any team, with 17.
The Los Angeles Lakers are close behind with 16, including titles won when the team was in Minneapolis.
The Chicago Bulls have 6 and San Antonio Spurs have 5, with all of the Spurs' titles coming since Tim Duncan joined the team.
Which players have the most NBA titles?
The Celtics dynasty of the late 1950's through 60's dominates the list, with Bill Russell (11) leading the way. He's followed by Sam Jones (10); Tom Heinsohn, K.C. Jones, Tom 'Satch' Sanders, John Havlicek (8); Jim Loscutoff and Frank Ramsey (7). Bob Cousy has 6.
Of the non-Celtics, Robert Horry leads the way with 7, followed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen (6).
Which players have the most MVP's?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has 6, followed by Michael Jordan and Bill Russell with 5 and Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James, with 4.
Who's the all-time scoring leader?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar leads the all-time list, with 38,387 points. Karl Malone has second-most, at 36,928. Kobe Bryant has 32,482, to rank third.
However, Michael Jordan leads the all-time list with 30.12 points per game.