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Established
1946 (78 years old)

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Current Season
2023-2024

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28/02 Cleveland Ca home team badge121 - 119Away Team Badge Dallas Maver
28/02 Orlando Magi home team badge108 - 82Away Team Badge Brooklyn Net
28/02 Washington W home team badge112 - 123Away Team Badge Golden State
28/02 Atlanta Hawk home team badge124 - 97Away Team Badge Utah Jazz
28/02 Boston Celti home team badge117 - 99Away Team Badge Philadelphia
28/02 Minnesota Ti home team badge114 - 105Away Team Badge San Antonio
28/02 New York Kni home team badge92 - 115Away Team Badge New Orleans
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28/02 Milwaukee Bu home team badge123 - 85Away Team Badge Charlotte Ho
28/02 Chicago Bull home team badge95 - 105Away Team Badge Detroit Pist

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27/02 Sacramento K home team badge 110 - 121home team badge Miami Heat
27/02 Memphis Griz home team badge 86 - 111home team badge Brooklyn Net
27/02 Indiana Pace home team badge 122 - 130home team badge Toronto Rapt
27/02 Detroit Pist home team badge 113 - 111home team badge New York Kni
26/02 Los Angeles  home team badge 107 - 123home team badge Sacramento K
26/02 Portland Tra home team badge 80 - 93home team badge Charlotte Ho
26/02 Utah Jazz home team badge 128 - 109home team badge San Antonio
26/02 New Orleans  home team badge 106 - 114home team badge Chicago Bull
26/02 Houston Rock home team badge 110 - 123home team badge Oklahoma Cit
26/02 Golden State home team badge 103 - 119home team badge Denver Nugge

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA (also known as the International Basketball Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues. NBA players are the world's best paid sportsmen, by average annual salary per player.

The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949, after merging with its rival National Basketball League (NBL). The league's several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City. NBA Entertainment and NBA TV studios are directed out of offices located in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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. On November 1, 1946, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, in a game the NBA now regards as the first played in its history. The first basket was made by Ossie Schectman of the Knickerbockers. Although there had been earlier attempts at professional basketball leagues, including the American Basketball League and the NBL, the BAA was the first league to attempt to play primarily in large arenas in major cities. During its early years, the quality of play in the BAA was not significantly better than in competing leagues or among leading independent clubs such as the Harlem Globetrotters. For instance, the 1948 ABL finalist Baltimore Bullets moved to the BAA and won that league's 1948 title, and the 1948 NBL champion Minneapolis Lakers won the 1949 BAA title. Prior to the 1948-49 season, however, NBL teams from Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Rochester jumped to the BAA, which established the BAA as the league of choice for collegians looking to turn professional.

The headquarters of the National Basketball Association in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Following the 1948-49 season, the BAA took in the remainder of the NBL: Syracuse, Anderson, Tri-Cities, Sheboygan, Denver, and Waterloo. In deference to the merger and to avoid possible legal complications, the league name was changed from the BAA to the National Basketball Association in spite of having the same BAA governing body including Podoloff. The new league had seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities, as well as large arenas and smaller gymnasiums and armories. In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1953–54, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises, all of which are still in the league (the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Royals/Kings, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and Nationals/76ers). The process of contraction saw the league's smaller-city franchises move to larger cities. The Hawks shifted from 'Tri-Cities' (the area now known as the Quad Cities) to Milwaukee (in 1951) and then to St. Louis, Missouri (in 1955); the Royals from Rochester, New York to Cincinnati (in 1957); and the Pistons from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Detroit (in 1957).

Japanese-American Wataru Misaka broke the NBA color barrier in the 1947–48 season when he played for the New York Knicks. He remained the only non-white player in league history prior to the first African-American, Harold Hunter, signing with the Washington Capitols in 1950. Hunter was cut from the team during training camp, but several African-American players did play in the league later that year, including Chuck Cooper with the Celtics, Nathaniel 'Sweetwater' Clifton with the Knicks, and Earl Lloyd with the Washington Capitols. During this period, the Minneapolis Lakers, led by center George Mikan, won five NBA Championships and established themselves as the league's first dynasty. To encourage shooting and discourage stalling, the league introduced the 24-second shot clock in 1954. If a team does not attempt to score a field goal (or the ball fails to make contact with the rim) within 24 seconds of obtaining the ball, play is stopped and the ball given to its opponent.
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Atlanta Hawks
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Boston Celtics
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Brooklyn Nets
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Charlotte Hornets
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Chicago Bulls
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Dallas Mavericks
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Denver Nuggets
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Houston Rockets
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Indiana Pacers
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Memphis Grizzlies
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Miami Heat
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Milwaukee Bucks
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New Orleans Pelic
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New York Knicks
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Orlando Magic
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Toronto Raptors
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Utah Jazz
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Denver Nuggets (2023)
Golden State Warriors (2022)
Milwaukee Bucks (2021)
Los Angeles Lakers (2020)
Toronto Raptors (2019)

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