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From its inception as a league in 1949, the National Basketball Association (NBA) had grown from a small league garnering little interests from the American public to a global juggernaut responsible for making basketball into the fastest growing sport in the world! The history of the NBA is filled with remarkable stories and captivating characters. Starting as a league featuring 8 teams to its current 30 teams. From the first superstar, center George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers, to its current star, Chinese center Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets.
Here at RingSurf NBA, we realize that true fans appreciate the history and evolution of the game in the world’s greatest basketball league. That is why we are devoting a special segment documenting the History of the NBA, highlighting significant changes, moments, and players of the game. Our special segments trace the dynasties of the Minneapolis Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Chicago Bulls, as well as recording the significance of such great players and ambassadors of the game from George Mikan, Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Shaquille O’Neal.
To fully appreciate the NBA as it is now, it is important to recognize the history that has allowed it to achieve the status it maintains today. You will see that the NBA was as exciting back then as it is now!