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National Basketball Association keeps on evolving and changing. Over the years, many teams entered the league, some of them are still around today while others don’t exist anymore . Precisely, a total of 15 teams have fallen by the wayside since the start of the league in 1946. Let’s take a look at each of the NBA team that has been inactive or defunct now.
A player becomes a National Basketball Association season scoring leader when he achieves the highest points per game average in a particular season. Till 1969, the leader was determined by the total points scored but now an aggregate of the free throws, field goals and three point field goals decides the scoring champion of a season. To become a candidate, a player must play 70 games or make at least 1400 points in that given season. Here is the list of all NBA season scoring champions.
Retiring a jersey number is a way to acknowledge the contributions of a player. It means that the retired jersey number is no longer available for a future player to wear but a player can wear it in future as well if he gets the permission of the player whose jersey is retired. These numbers are usually displayed through the hanging banners on the rafters inside the home arena of the player.
The coach category in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was started in 1959 to honor the coaches for their contributions in basketball. No coach can become a part of the Hall of Fame until he is fully retired for five years. Up till now, 86 personnel have been induced in the Hall of Fame as a coach.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an ultimate place of honor for the greatest basketball players who showed great amount of skill and displayed exceptionally well performances at basketball court. The player category was started in 1959, till now, 150 players have been inducted in the Hall of Fame (including female players).
It makes us shocked and grieved whenever we hear news about the sudden death of a young emerging player. Fortunately, these tragic incidents occur quite rarely, but whenever happen, they leave a devastating impact on everyone. Here, we have compiled a list of those young college basketball players who seemed to have bright future in professional basketball
There are some teams which played better basketball more often than not, won the games more constantly than others, piled up new records and made a name for themselves
With the passage of time, the level of interest in basketball was bound to increase, therefore commencement of so many professional basketball leagues was not a surprise indeed.
Basketball gained instant popularity and soon became a major nation wide sport.YMCA played a major role in the expansion of the game.
The first proper basketball was played in YMCA gymnasium on 20 January,1892 between two teams from YMCA Training School.
Basketball is a professional indoor team sport. A physical education instructor James Naismith introduced the game of basketball in1891.James Naismith was a Canadian, born in Ontario, on November 1861.He studied at the Mc Gill University, Montreal. Later on, he served as an Athletic Director in Mc Gill University.