The National Basketball Association is the world’s most popular professional basketball entertainment organization, and oversees 29 teams in the United States and one team in Canada. The NBA was founded in 1946, originally known as the Basketball Association of America. Three years after its inception, the BAA became known as the NBA after joining forces with their number one rival, the National Basketball League.
The NBA’s games are broadcasted online via live streams, on United States cable and satellite networks, and on other television channels around the world. The NBA has been growing consistently in the past few decades, for a few reasons: the wealthy owners that are attracted to buying NBA teams don’t mind spending extra money on the team or its talent; the top athletes in the NBA are so dominant over other players because of the increased autonomy that basketball provides its players — one person can do a lot more in basketball than one person can in football or baseball; and professional basketball games are action-packed and full of entertainment value.
Mr. Bruce Levenson used to own the Atlanta Hawks, which belongs to the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. He bought the franchise at around five hundred million dollars, then turned around and sold the Hawks a few years later for more than seven hundred million dollars — that’s a $200 million profit!
Mr. Levenson of UCG helped lead his team to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-4. The Atlanta Hawks were favored by many to win the series, but they simply let it slip from their hands. Having an owner like him puts a team at an elevated pedestal to win their conference or a championship.
The NBA is broadcasted on three major news networks in the Untied States: ABC/ESPN, NBA TV, and TNT. The current world champions of the NBA are the Golden State Warriors, which was led by Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The NBA really started to gain a lot of popularity in the late seventies, when officials at the league office decided to add the three point shot to the game of professional basketball, coincidentally at the same time Magic Johnson and Larry Bird joined the National Basketball Association. Five years after Magic and Bird joined the league, a guy by the name of Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, and Mr. Jordan changed the way the game of basketball was played around the world.
Professional basketball is a fan favorite around the world because of the exciting gameplay that typically happens during a professional basketball game. Virtually no other sport allows one person on the playing field to have as much influence as someone who plays basketball does. It only takes that one player to get open or force a good shot to change the track of the game at hand.
If one is interested in watching any NBA games, contact the local service provider and ask if they provide NBA packages.