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NBA RECORDS & FACTS
What is the NBA?
The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the #1 professional basketball league in the world.
How many teams are there in the NBA?
As of 2023, there are 30 teams in the NBA. The league has 2 conferences, the East and the West, and 3 divisions per conference with 5 teams in each division.
When was the NBA established?
The league was founded on June 6, 1946, in New York City. It was originally called the Basketball Association of America (BAA) until they merged with the NBL (National Basketball League) in 1949 and established the NBA.
Who founded the NBA?
Walter Brown, owner of Boston Garden, founded the NBA after realizing that basketball games could be played at ice hockey arenas when the hockey teams weren’t playing.
How many games are there in an NBA season?
A normal NBA season has 82 games.
When does the NBA season usually begin and end?
The regular season usually starts around late October and finishes in mid-April.
Who are some of the best players in NBA history?
Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James is without a doubt the most common debate for the NBA’s greatest of all time, or “GOAT.” Other NBA greats include Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, and Larry Bird.
How many teams make the playoffs?
16 teams make the postseason; 8 from each conference.
What is the NBA Replay Center?
The Replay Center communicates with in-game referees to help make the correct call. It is located in Secaucus, New Jersey.
How can I watch NBA games?
Fans can watch games through streaming services like NBA League Pass, Hulu, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, and fuboTV.
What is the NBA All-Star Game?
The All-Star Game is played around the halfway point of the season and includes the league’s hottest players. Players are voted in by the fans, players, and media.
What is the NBA Draft?
The Draft is held each offseason and allows teams to select from a pool of eligible prospects. Each team is assigned 2 draft picks.
How does the Draft order and Draft Lottery work?
The 14 teams that don’t make the playoffs are put in a draft lottery to determine the draft order of the top 4 picks.
The team that finishes with the worst record has the best odds of winning the lottery, followed by the next worst record, and so on.
How many players are on an NBA roster?
Normally teams are allowed to have up to 13 active players on their roster.
How long are the quarters?
NBA games consist of four quarters that are each 12 minutes long.
How long is the shot clock?
The NBA’s shot clock is 24 seconds.
What are the official measurements of the basketball court?
NBA courts measure 94 by 50 feet.
What are the official rules of the NBA?
The main rule of the NBA is that you can only move the ball by dribbling or passing. Running with the ball (known as traveling) or holding an opponent will result in a foul.
Where can I buy tickets to NBA games?
NBATickets, StubHub, Ticketmaster, SeatGeek, and Vivid Seats are great sources for NBA tickets.
Which teams have won the most NBA titles?
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have each won 17 championships. The Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors are tied for 2nd with 6 championships apiece.
Which players have the most NBA titles?
Bill Russell leads all NBA players with 11 titles in only 13 years! Following him is Sam Jones with 10, and Tom Heinsohn, K. C. Jones, Tom “Satch” Sanders, and John Havlicek, who each have 8.
Which players have the most MVPs?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leader with 6 MVPs. Behind him is Bill Russell and Michael Jordan with 5 each, and Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James with 4 each.
Who’s the all-time scoring leader?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points are the most in NBA history. LeBron James is quickly approaching the record with 37,311 points at the time of this writing.
Who is the shortest player of all time?
At 5’3, Muggsy Bogues was the shortest player to ever play in the NBA. The point guard played 14 seasons with 4 different teams.
Who is the tallest player of all time?
Manute Bol listed at 7’7 feet, he had a wingspan of 259cm.
What is the best record in NBA history?
The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors posted the best record in NBA history at 73-9.
What team holds the record for the most consecutive NBA titles?
The Boston Celtics hold the NBA record for consecutive championship wins with 8 straight victories from 1959-1966.
Which is the most expensive NBA transfer ever made?
The most expensive NBA transfer was Yao Ming, who cost 12.9 million Euros (15.375 million U.S. Dollars) back in 2002.
Which NBA players hold the most trade value right now?
LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, Damian Lillard, Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum, and Zion Williamson are some of the league’s most valuable players.
Who is the richest NBA player?
The richest active player in the NBA is LeBron James, with a net worth of $500 million. Michael Jordan is the richest NBA player of all-time, with a net worth of $1.6 billion.