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Basketball – NBA

The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men’s professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), FIBA (International Basketball Federation), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and the NBA G League (NBGE). The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Basketball – NBA players are the world’s best paid sportsmen, by average annual salary per player.

Miami Heat

It’s the Miami Heat, an NBA franchise based in Miami, Florida. The Heat has been active since 1988 and was one of five teams that joined the expanding leagues back then. It has seen five NBA Finals appearances and multiple championships. It is owned by Micky Arison from 1999-2002 who is also the CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. The team made history when it signed the biggest superstar in NBA history, Lebron James for two years (2011-2013). The lineup includes Dwyane Wade (the face of the franchise), LeBron James who is a 13 time All-Star, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, Michael Beasley, Mario Chalmers and Udonis Haslem.

Golden State Warriors

For those of you out there who are basketball fans, and have been around from the time that Golden State Warriors point guard Monta Ellis was a major player on the court for the Warriors, having an amazing season and stealing the spotlight from Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and crew, you surely remember last year when Monta Ellis had injured his ankle during one of the team’s games in Los Angeles. It wasn’t just any ordinary game that he took a sit out on. It was a game against none other than the LA Lakers. The very team that had suffered so many losses while Ellis put up solid numbers against them.

Philadelphia 76ers

The home of the Philadelphia 76ers, Wells Fargo Center is a multi-purpose arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Many fans are surprised to learn that the basketball court isn’t the only place to catch exciting 76ers action. There are also great events taking place at The Center, including concerts and some of the hottest comedy acts. The venue is also home to the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and Drexel University Men’s Basketball.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers first formed in 1970 when the Buffalo Braves franchise moved to California, becoming the San Diego Clippers. In 1978, the Clippers acquired future NBA great, Bob McAdoo and two years later were purchased by Donald Sterling. As a Sterling team, the Clippers quickly became an NBA contender with players like Brent Barry who won an NBA championship in 2005. In 1984, James Worthy and Byron Scott also helped lead the team to their first playoff appearance, followed by five more trips between 1989 and 1994.

Chicago Bulls

For years, the Chicago Bulls were one of the greatest NBA teams. They had athletes like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and teams led by coach Phil Jackson. But in 2009, the team was not so good. Their best player, Derrick Rose, got injured badly, leaving their fans disappointed. But later that year, a new season began and the team remained hopeful. That year, they were back on top as champions. In fact, many of the stars from that season are still playing for the Bulls today. And with a fresh season upon us, you can bet there’s going to be plenty of action at the United Centers. So if you’re looking for cheap tickets to see this history of sports excellence live in action, then check out here and we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Memphis Grizzlies

The Mid-South’s favorite basketball team is the Memphis Grizzlies. This team enamors fans with exciting players and action-packed games. Fans can enjoy their favorite team up close and personal at the FedEx Forum or join their fellow Grizzly faithful to watch a home game on the big screen at local pubs and restaurants. The Grizzlies have worked hard on improving their roster this offseason with the addition of head coach David Fizdale as well as signing players Chandler Parsons, James Ennis, Troy Daniels, Andrew Harrison and Deyonta Davis. Here are some additional tips for attending a Grizzly’s game:

Boston Celtics

For more than 80 years, the Boston Celtics have been entertaining basketball fans in Boston and across New England with elite talent, championship parades and some of the NBA’s most memorable moments. From legendary names like Bill Russell and Larry Bird to Celtic greats like Bob Cousy and Paul Pierce, some of the game’s biggest stars have worn Celtic green during Boston’s run of 16 NBA Finals appearances and 8 league championships (including 17 total championships)—more than any other NBA team.

Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team that was founded in 1967. Since then, they have produced 16 division titles, and 8 conference titles, among many other championships. The Denver Nuggets were established and based out of the city of Denver.  Nuggets played their first game on October 14th, 1967, at the Denver Convention Center against the Seattle SuperSonics, winning with a score of 96-95. The Denver Nuggets’ first head coach was Larry Brown. He coached them during their first season with a career record of 11-29

Phoenix Suns

We are the Phoenix Suns. Since we were founded in 1967, we’ve become known for our love of hard work, dedication, and teamwork. We play with an unshakable bond that’s built on passion for the game and rooted in pride for our state. Standing by those commitments has helped us achieve success on the court and win over fans around the world. But we know there’s more to it than just what happens between the lines. That’s why we work as hard off the court as we do on it to give back every day to our community, our fans, and to young people around the globe who share our passion and dreams. No matter how good or bad your day is going, you can always catch us playing hard and inspiring others to do so too.

Milwaukee Bucks

Basketball is, and has always been, a source of fun and entertainment. That’s what the Milwaukee Bucks were hoping for when they launched in 1968 and promptly stole some games from the reigning champions of the National Basketball Association, the Boston Celtics. Like any other team, they have had their share of ups and downs, comebacks and breakups. In fact, between 1970 and 1980, they made it to the playoffs every year — but before that decade was over, they would have only three playoff appearances to speak of. They needed something new to stay relevant with their audience and regain their former glory. This was when Man City Investment Group Inc decided to buy into the team in 1985. The investment would see them enter the next decade with great modifications done to their roster…

James Harden

At 6’5” and 220 lbs, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden is one of the NBA’s most physically formidable players. His series-winning buzzer-beater against the Los Angeles Clippers in May, his multiple 30+ point performances, and his $200 million dollar contract (the most lucrative in NBA history) make him one of the Association’s best. As his stardom continues to skyrocket, Harden has also emerged as a fashion icon — especially when it comes to his always enviable, often custom-made footwear.

Paul George

Paul George was born in California on May 2, 1990. He is the son of Paul George Sr. and Penny George. His parents were married twice, once when George was a baby and again when he was in his first year in high school. His younger brother is Stefan George, who goes by Steve and is also a basketball player for the Indiana Pacers. Although Paul George didn’t follow his father and older brother into basketball (they both played) he was a talented all-around athlete in high school who won the California state championship for running hurdles!  He ended up with a scholarship to Fresno State University where he became famous not as an athlete but a wrestler!

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler – now this is a strange one. I don’t know what it is about NBA players and the Chicago Bulls, but they have such a following in fantasy basketball. In fact, there are numerous franchises that have changed their official nickname to ‘Bulls’ because of the popularity of so many players from those original teams like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and the list goes on and on. However, let’s not forget about Jimmy Butler because he’s good too!

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid is a famous American basketball player. He is currently the co-captain of the Philadelphia 76ers. Embiid was born in 1994 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He moved to the United States while he was still an infant and grew up in Africa. Joel’s height made him popular at school as he was taller than most of his classmates and his athletic abilities allowed him to be a good basketball player from childhood but did not help him to achieve great results during high school.

Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic began his youth basketball career at age 6 in Slovenia, moved to Barcelona at 15, and then competed against grown men in Liga ACB for two seasons. Now 19 years old, he’s the embodiment of a high-IQ, sophisticated European guard. In 33 Liga ACB games the last two seasons he averaged 12.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 triples on 46% shooting from the field and 30% from deep. In FIBA Eurobasket 2017, Doncic averaged 18.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists while leading Slovenia to a fourth-place finish — its best ever at the tournament!  He earned All-Tournament honors…He is also extremely creative with the ball — especially in one-on-one situations — and has an elite feel for the game…

LeBron James

LeBron James is a name that needs no introduction, and he has achieved the recognition of being one of the best basketball players in history. This might be something you have gleaned from reading the short NBA profile above. However, it may not be necessarily easy to determine which of LeBron’s on-court accomplishments are his most impressive ones, or which have led to him achieving the level of distinction he currently enjoys. Especially as there are only a few other athletes, now and in recent memory, who have been as universally appreciated within their given sport as much as LeBron James himself, who at the time of writing this article has broken numerous NBA records and has won four different league MVP awards while leading his team to seven consecutive NBA finals appearances during his first seven seasons in the league.

Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic has a unique set of abilities. His monsterous height and 7’3″ wingspan allow him to be an elite passer in the NBA at only 22 years of age, yet he is still learning to shoot 3-pointers, making his ability to create mismatches with ease on offense and get his shot blocked because he’s tall a real issue. He is one of the top offensive rebounders in NBA History despite only being 6’10”, leading his team in points per game despite not being the primary ball handler, a feat that speaks to how good of a passer he is.

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is a household name now. He’s the reigning MVP and a member of an exclusive club called the 50-40-90 club. Not bad for a kid who was dishonorably discharged from the NCAA due to some group infractions during his recruitment at Davidson College, right? I mean, Stephen Curry was a top 100 recruit coming out of high school who had tons of goals: winning a national championship, bringing Davidson College to new heights, making it to the NBA and becoming one of the best shooters in league history.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 15-year veteran renowned for his scoring ability and shot-blocking prowess, he has been selected to nine NBA All-Star teams. As of November 13, 2017, he is the fourth all-time leading scorer in NBA history with 30,071 points, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, and Kobe Bryant.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo, a lengthy 6 foot 11 inch NBA star from Greece that toggles between playing Point Guard, Shooting Guard and Small Foward. While he can play multiple positions on the court, Giannis is most famous for his abilities fit in at the point as a wing. Giannis was born in Athens, Greece on December 6th of 1994. Like every other child on the planet, Giannis could not go outside and play. No, the only place he could go was the basketball courts (he claims he didn’t want to do anything else). He started dribbling a basketball at age six and hasn’t stopped since!

Final Thoughts

If we talk about the NBA then it is one of the most famous sports leagues in the world. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America. It was founded in 1946 after a group of owners split from the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league has thirty franchised teams, with five expansion teams. The only true goal is that each team can try and win the championship title at least once in their lifetime although some may have had more success than others. There are many great players and you can live the experience by watching your favorite games on live stream sites.