View Full Version : 68th NBA Annervarsary

06-06-2012, 06:29 PM
On June 6, 1946 in New York City, the NBA was created in a merger between the NBL and their rival BAA. Starting the the great league we know now as the National Basketball Association. It consisted of the New York Knickerbockers, Boston Celtics, St.Louis Hawks, Rochester Royals(Sacramento Kings), Minneapolis Lakers, Fort Wayne Pistons, Philadelphia Warriors, the Syracuse Nationals (76ers), and the Toronto Huskies(folded). The only two NBA teams to stay in there collective city are the Knicks and Celtics. The first NBA game was against the New York Knickerbockers and Toronto Huskies which the Knicks won. The first Champions of the NBA were the Minneapolis Lakers over the Syracuse Nationals now the 76ers. As you know this soon would be followed by early Celtic dominance. the only 3 teams withouut 60 loses or more in their time in the NBA are the L.A. Lakers, NY Knicks, and the Utah Jazz. Now as the NBA cotinuosly changes it is getting popular. So for this Great sport, we say, Thak you James Naismith!