There is one United States sport league whose teams have not only the USA – South America – Canada based fandom, but whose teams gathered the fans from all around the whole wide world, by some sort of magic. And it is unlike with any other USA sport league, even the sports that originated in the States.
Of course, it would be no wonder that everyone already know we are talking about the NBA. The popularity is huge, and many websites cover the NBA very closely. There are sites that covers Goals and Hoops
together, but in the U.S, there is no match for the popularity of the Basketball game.
The history of the National Basketball Association had begun on June, 6th, 1946 when it had been founded. In the beginning it consisted of 11 teams, but throughout the years it widened to the number of 30 professional basketball teams – one of them based in Canada – whose players, now and then, are considered to be the best paid sport players in the world.
At first the association was known as the Basketball Association of America, but they changed the name to what we now today as the NBA in 1949 for good, after they merged with the rival league in the form of the NBL.
The nowadays 30 basketball teams are divided into two conferences – Eastern and Western – further subdivided into three parts with five teams each. But let us see how it all looks like.
The Eastern Conference consists of three divisions:
I – Atlantic division consists of: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors
II – Central division is. Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks
III – Southeast division: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards
Now to the Western conference that is divided as follows:
I – The first is Northwest division: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz
II – Pacific division: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings
III – and the Southwest division is: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs.