National Basketball Association (NBA), professional basketball league formed in the United States in 1949 by the merger of two rival organizations, the National Basketball League (founded 1937) and the Basketball Association of America (founded 1946).
What year did they join the NBA?
On August 3, 1949, after a damaging three-year battle to win both players and fans, the rival Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball League (NBL) merge to form the National Basketball Association (NBA). The BAA incorporated in 1946, challenging the hegemony of the nine-year old NBL.
How long were NBA games in the 50s?
The longest game in NBA history (by playing time) took place on January 6, 1951, between the Indianapolis Olympians and the Rochester Royals. The game, held in Rochester at Edgerton Park Arena, ended 75–73 after 78 minutes, including six overtimes.
Who won the NBA championship in 1947?
Who was the first non white NBA player *?
|College||Weber State (1941–1943) Utah (1943–1944, 1946–1947)|
|NBA draft||1947 / Round: 7 / Pick: 61st overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|