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What You Should Know About The NBA

Submitted by solomon on Sun, 02/04/2018 - 13:37
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Many people view the NBA as insignificant, especially in the UK. This may be due to the fact that the NBA/basketball hasn’t had much of an impact on citizens in the UK. This is because the majority of people in the UK prefer other sports such as football and rugby. However, I am certain that I will be able to change your mind,

Where did basketball originate from?

Basketball originated in Springfield, Massachusetts, where it was created by a man called Dr James Naismith in 1891. He used peach baskets at two ends of the court and a soccer-style ball. He also created thirteen rules, to begin with. This is totally different from the amazing game we all know and love today.

How many teams are in the NBA?

There are 30 teams in total in the NBA which all boast players with unique skill sets. They range from well-known names such as Stephen Curry (Point Guard) Golden State Warriors, ‘The King’ LeBron James (Small Forward) Miami Heat/Cleveland Cavaliers and the future stars like Lonzo Ball (Point Guard, Los Angeles Lakers), and Ben Simmons (Small Forward, Philadelphia 76ers’).

Who had the biggest impact in the NBA?

This is a much-argued question, as some say the old-schoolers such as Wilt Chamberlain (Centre, Los Angeles Lakers) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Centre, Los Angeles Lakers) are the best as they pioneered the sport during the early stages of the NBA. But others argue that more recent superstars such as Michael Jordan (Shooting Guard, Chicago Bulls) and Allen Iverson (Point Guard, Philadelphia 76ers’) have had a greater impact on the sport.

Why should I start watching it?

Basketball is a sport that requires extreme athletic prowess, which makes for some unforgettable moments that will last forever in sporting history. If you start watching now, you will have amazing memories later.

By Arjun