February 28th, 2011 Source Uncategorized
Composed of thirty teams, team fans remain loyal in the way baseball fans once did; for a lifetime. The most popular teams are The Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, and the Chicago Bulls. Missing from this list are two of the NBA's top performing teams, the Spurs and the Mavs. Now a four billion dollar a year industry, league basketball play flourished in the 1920s but died in the Depression of the 1930s. Now that huge stars are made in college play, it's hard to believe that once even the best players' reputations seldom extended beyond their immediate locality or region. The NBA league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). After merging with its competition, the National Basketball League (NBL), The National Basketball Association (NBA) became North America's professional men's basketball league in 1949. Whether you're a loud Lakers fan or your root for the underdog Kings, wearing your NBA team jersey is a flashy way to let everyone know where your loyalty lies. With participation in the Free Prize Rewards program, you can receive a free NBA jersey of your choice.