During the NBA’s formative years, the league was known for its big city teams. The Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls dominated the league for the decade. The NBA had a few franchises in smaller cities as well. The Fort Wayne Pistons were a former NBL team, and the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns relocated to larger cities. However, the NBA had a lot of financial trouble in the early years.
One of the biggest stars of the decade was Moses Malone. Another was Pete Maravich. A few of the other stars of the era include Elvin Hayes, Artis Gilmore, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The NBA also introduced the plus-minus. This is a scoring technique that counts the net change in score when a particular player is on or off the court. It is also used to determine the best three and five-player combinations.
The NBA also has a three-man inactive roster, as well as a reserve roster. The three-man inactive roster includes players who are not expected to be called upon to play for the team. There are also two positive players, who are assigned to isolated housing. The positives are tested and monitored by the team’s coaching staff, trainers, and front-office personnel. They are also required to be in contact with one another for a period of 15 minutes. This is to make sure they don’t pick up any viruses.
The NBA has been around since 1946, when it started as the Basketball Association of America. It merged with the National Basketball League in 1949, becoming the National Basketball Association. The NBA had seventeen teams when the merger took place. In the following years, the league saw an expansion boom. The Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns relocated to larger cities and the Chicago Bulls joined the league.
The NBA had its heyday in the 1980’s. The Lakers and Celtics ruled the roost. Some of the other players of the era included Marvin Barnes, Paul Pierce, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Marvin Barnes had a rough time on and off the court, as well as a load of guns in his locker.
The NBA also introduced the Three Point Contest, which is awarded to the player who scores the most three-point field goals in a given time. However, the best performance during the game is awarded the Game MVP.
The NBA also had a Rookie Challenge, which was a fun contest that pits U.S. players against international players. The NBA also introduced a new accreditation process.
The NBA also has a tournament called the NBA Finals, which is a best-of-seven series between the winners of each conference. The winner receives the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. The MVP award is given to the best player on the winning team.
The NBA has also introduced new accreditation criteria, and introduced a new organizational structure. The league currently consists of thirty teams divided into two conferences. The Eastern and Western conferences are divided into three divisions.