Basic NBA Knowledge That Every NBA Lovers Should Know

What Is The NBA?

NBA is an abbreviation of National Basketball Association. It is a professional basketball league in North America. NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America. It has 30 teams that feature the world’s best basketball players in the world. Some of the NBA players are one of the highest paid athletes in the world like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and many more.

When Was The NBA Founded?

NBA was founded on June 6, 1946 in New York City. Its first name is Basketball Association of America (BAA). Then, they changed its name into National Basketball Association (NBA) on August 3, 1949 NBA 1after they merge with its rival, the National Basketball League (NBL).

Who Is The NBA Commissioner Today?

 Adam Silver is the NBA Commissioner since February 1, 2014 when he was unanimously approved to succeed David Stern as a Commissioner of the NBA.

What Are The Teams In NBA?

NBA has 30 teams. 29 are from the United States and 1 is from Canada. These teams are divided into two conferences, the Eastern and the Western Conference. There are 15 teams for the Eastern Conference and 15 for the Western Conference.

Eastern Conference:

  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Boston Celtics
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • New York Knicks
  • Orlando Magic
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Washington Wizards

Western Conference

  • Golden State Warriors
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Houston Rockets
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Utah Jazz
  • Sacramento Kings
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Minnesota Timberwolves

How Many Players On Each Team?

nba 2There are 15 players on each NBA team.

How Many Games In An NBA Regular Season?

There are 82 games in an NBA regular season.

How Many Teams Can Go To The Playoffs?

There are 8 teams per conference that will proceed to the NBA playoffs. These are the teams that tally the most number of wins on the regular season. The teams that will proceed to the playoffs will play with each other on a 7 game series. Each winner of the Eastern and Western Conference will play the NBA finals series and the winner of the 7 game series will be crowned as the NBA Finals  Champion.