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National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association is the largest basketball league in North America. It is made up of 29 teams from the United States and one from Canada.

 

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After years of significant financial losses, including nearly $650 million in 2009-10 and 2010-11, the league sought drastic changes to the collective bargaining agreement, resulting in last year's lockout which led to a shortened 66-game schedule this season.
NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, who was the league's lead negotiator during collective bargaining with the players union, said the changes in the new agreement are already beginning to show positive results for teams.

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After experiencing a work stoppage last year the NBA has been inclining in popularity ever since.

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17 Boston Celtics 2007-08, 1985-86, 1983-84, 1980-81, 1975-76, 1973-74, 1968-69,
1967-68, 1965-66, 1964-65, 1963-64, 1962-63, 1961-62,
1960-61, 1959-60, 1958-59, 1956-57
16 Los Angeles Lakers 2009-10, 2008-09, 2001-02, 2000-01, 1999-00, 1987-88 , 1986-87,
1984-85, 1981-82, 1979-80, 1971-72
(as Los Angeles Lakers)
1953-54, 1952-53, 1951-52, 1949-50, 1948-49
(as Minneapolis Lakers)
6 Chicago Bulls 1997-98, 1996-97, 1995-96, 1992-93, 1991-92, 1990-91

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The Celtics, Lakers, and Bulls have won the most championships in NBA history.

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The regulation distance from the ground to the top of the rim is 10 feet for all levels of play. Regulation backboards are 6 feet wide (72 inches) by 42 inches tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches in diameter. The inner square on the backboard is 24 inches wide by 18 inches tall.

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Pro (NBA), College, High School and Junior High School courts differ on overall size and layout, but the interior markings for the “Foul Line”, and “The Backboard and Rim” are the same measurements. The NBA court has a unique 3 point line (arc).

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14-time NBA All-Star
- Rookie of the Year
- Defensive Player of the Year
- five-time NBA MVP
- six-time NBA Finals MVP
- All-Rookie Team
- 11-time All-NBA selection
- nine-time All-Defensive Team selection

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These are some of MIchael Jordan's career accomplishments. He is regarded by most peopleas the greatest NBA player ever.

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Interest generated by the leagues' growing international initiatives has led to the opening of offices in 15 global markets, the televising of games in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and the creation of 16 language-specific Web destinations.

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It is very apparent that the NBA is popular all around the world.

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David Stern leads a league that is a model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing and digital technology.

During Mr. Stern's 28-year tenure, the league has added seven franchises; enjoyed a 30-fold increase in revenues; expanded its national television exposure dramatically; and launched the Women's National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League.

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David Stern, the current NBA commissioner has arguably been the most successful commissioner ever.

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Throughout the span of a player’s career, there are a number of instances when the NBPA’s services will prove necessary. Available to address player concerns seven days a week, 365 days a year, the NBPA is accessible to aggressively protect player rights and interests.

Article: NBA Players United
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The player's association is in place to make sure that the players are treated fairly by the league.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the premier basketball league in the world. The National Basketball Association (NBA) currently consists of 29 teams, in major cities of the United States and Canada.The NBA was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America. It adopted the name National Basketball Association in the fall of 1949 after adding several teams from the rival National Basketball League.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America. It adopted the name National Basketball Association in the fall of 1949 after adding several teams from the rival National Basketball League (NBL).

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