The history National basketball association like many other sports has its humble beginnings. It started as a Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946. In August 3, 1949 the BAA then merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) and it finally formed the NBA. It enabled to expand its team members with a seventeenth franchises. Through the years the basketball game continuously interested a number of sports enthusiasts, increasing its popularity as years went by. It is in the 1960's that the game was finally being appreciated by most Americans. It is when the time of the Boston Celtic's dynasty. It even propelled its popularity even more during the 80's when the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. The epic battle between two heroes namely Larry Bird and Magic Johnson is magnificence in the making. The game has indeed made its mark as one of the most popular game in the United States.
The NBA had indeed been popularized in the US but in the world it is still not that popular. It is only in the 90's that made the world realized the beauty of basketball. Thanks to Michael Jordan, the game has indeed gained superstar status not only in the country but to the world. The creation of the dream team which showed the US team's superiority lead by his airiness' Michael Jordan gave the Olympics a spectacle to see. Even now the NBA is continuously evolving. It expanded its franchise and added some of the best foreign players into the association.