Basketball is a team sport that involves players dribbling and shooting the ball. During the season, each of the 30 NBA teams plays an average of 82 games, with 41 at home and 41 away. The NBA playoffs consist of best-of-seven elimination tournaments in each conference that determine the league’s champion.
The NBA is one of the most popular sports in the world, with over 380 million fans attending games worldwide each year. It is also one of the most lucrative sports in the world with revenue generated by television deals, merchandise sales and ticket purchases, among other things.
There are currently 30 NBA teams in the United States and Canada, divided into two major conferences: the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. The teams play an average of 82 regular season games each season, with an additional 20 playoff games played.
Each of the 30 NBA teams has a coach and a general manager, who are responsible for the overall management of their team. The coaches and general managers are responsible for deciding team policies, including the number of players on the roster, their salaries, the team’s draft picks and trades, and other matters affecting their team’s operations.
Since the 1980s, the NBA has evolved into a more physical, high-contact sport. This has led to a significant increase in the amount of injuries sustained by professional basketball players, as well as an increased risk for injury.
Over a 17-year period, we collected reportable injury data from NBA trainers and team physicians. The database contains information regarding the location, time of onset, activity, and mechanism of injuries. In addition, we analyzed clinical follow-up data from NBA athletes.
The majority of the injuries were traumatic and occurred during games, although there was also a substantial number of nontraumatic injuries that required medical care. The most common were ankle, knee, and foot injuries. Injuries were reported using the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association’s injury-reporting instruments, which are cosigned by the team’s physician.
While injuries may not be the most exciting part of the game, they have a large economic impact on the NBA and its franchises. According to a study by Henry et al, the average cost of an injury was $30,000 per game, which is an important financial consideration for any NBA franchise.
It is estimated that a single injury can cause up to $13 million in lost wages and medical bills for an NBA player, which is why the league has taken steps to limit the amount of time a player misses from the game. For example, the league requires all teams to implement a medical reserve list for injured players.
The league has negotiated a new seven-year Collective Bargaining Agreement that is expected to be approved by team governors and players. Negotiators spent more than a year hammering out the details of the deal. In the end, the league and players agreed to a number of changes that will improve the league’s labor situation. These include a raise in the maximum salary for players, and an increased number of two-way contracts.