The National Basketball Association, or as most know it by, the NBA, is the most popular and well known professional basketball league in North America, and well known around the world as a premier basketball organization. NBA tickets are available to attend games for the 30 franchised NBA teams, 29 of which are located in the US and 1 in Canada. Some notable players in NBA’s history include LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker, Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, and Scottie Pippen. Look to us for cheap NBA tickets to see these basketball greats play live!
The National Basketball Association was first formed in 1946, and was originally called the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The association officially changed its name in 1949 to the National Basketball Association when it merged with the National Basketball League (NBL), which was its rival at the time. When it was started in 1946, there were 11 teams, which would eventually expand to 30 teams, including 1 team (Toronto Raptors) in Canada.
The current roster of NBA teams includes the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, and the Houston Rockets. Teams are split up into two conferences (Eastern and Western), 3 divisions, and 5 teams each. To buy NBA tickets, this site can help you see any of these teams.
During each NBA season, every team will play a total of 82 games; 41 of which are home, and 41 away. For 16 games every season, each team will play teams in their own division, 6 teams from the other divisions in their conference, and play the last 4 teams three times. Lastly, the teams will play teams in the other conference twice each, totaling 30 games. After 5 NBA seasons, every team will have played 80 games against teams in their own division, 180 games against teams in divisions in their conference, and 150 games with teams from the opposite conference.
Among all NBA teams, the Boston Celtics have 17 NBA Finals wins, giving them the title of the most championships won. The second most wins goes to the Los Angeles Lakers, who have won 16 championships, 11 of which were in their hometown of LA, and 5 in Minneapolis. In third place for the most championships won are the Chicago Bulls who have won 6 championships during a span of 8 years in the 1990s, followed by the San Antonio Spurs who have won 4 championships since 1999. With records like these, there is no greater fun than getting live NBA tickets to see a game.