The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball tournament for male players in Northen America. NBA consists of 29 teams in the United States and 1 team in Canada. It is one of the four most famous professional basketball tournaments in the United States and Canada, and is widely believed to be the premier league in the world.
It was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, with the name as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) before being changed to the National Basketball Association on 1949, after merging with the National Basketball League (NBL) – one of its competitors. The NBA’s regular competitions are organized from October to April and its playoffs last until June in which each team compete in 82 games. NBA players are the world’s highest paid athletes by average.
The NBA is a member of USA Basketball (USAB) also called the International Basketball Federation which work as the governing body for the sport in the United States.
Basketball in Modern era (from 2014 – present)
After the 2014 Finals, LeBron James informed that he would return to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their second Finals appearance, where they had been defeated to the Golden State Warriors in six games. In 2015 in a rematch, the 2016 NBA Finals finished with the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors after seven games to win their first NBA Championship. The dominance of those two teams lasted until 2017, when the Warriors, hired Kevin Durant as a free agent, who contributed to take the third straight Finals matchup between the two teams in five games.
During free agency contract in 2018, LeBron James hired by the Lakers. In the next season, the Warriors came back to the Finals for the fifth straight year, where they loss to the Toronto Raptors in six games