NBA
Where amazing happens
Jongpill Park
What is NBA?
• National Basketball
Association, NBA
• One of the most
famous league in
America
• MLB& NFL
NHL&NBA
History of NBA
• Started from ABA (American Basketball
Association) in 1946 with 11 teams
• Other league named NBL (National
Basketball League)
• Combined together in 1946 → NBA!
History of NBA
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ABA + NBL = NBA
Started with 27 teams
2 Canadian teams were added
Separated Eastern division and Western
division
• In 1970, the division was changed to
conference.
History of NBA
• Now, there are six divisions in two
conferences
• 29 American teams with 1 Canadian team
Boston Celtics
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At the top for 17 times
Won the league from 1958 to 1965
8 times in a row
Kevin garnett
Ray Allen
Paul Pierce
LA Lakers
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Won the league for 16 times
Strong rival of Boston Celtics
Magic Jonson
Kobe Bryant
Chicago Bulls
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Been a champion for 6 times
Illinois, Chicago
Michael Jordan
scottie pippen
At the last after Jordan’s retirement
Derrick Rose
First Dream Team
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1992 Barcelona Olympic
Lost to Soviet Union in 1988 Seoul Olympic
All the superstars from NBA
Magic Johnson
Michael Jordan
Scottie Pippen
Larry Bird
Charles barkley
21st century – 2012 Dream Team
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New superstars
Kobe Bryant
Lebron James
Dwayne Wade
Tim Duncan
Derrik Rose
Dwight Howard
Chris Paul
Carmelo Anthony
All-Star Game
• First all-star game was in
1951 Boston.
• events & fanfares
Individual Awards
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Sixth Man of the Year Award
NBA Rookie of the Year Award
Most Improved Player Award
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Coach of the Year Award
Michael Jordan
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6 NBA Champion
6 NBA Final MVP
5 NBA MVP
Hall of Fame
#1 Fan Rating Rank among all players