Baketball 1891 -2020

  • Baketball History Begins

    Basket ball begins and the 13 rules of the game were invented inside a Gymnasium at Springfield college Massachusetts Known as the international YMCA. Basketball was then classified as a game to keep athletes indoors during winters.
  • basketball rules were published

    basketball rules were published
    James Naismith had his rules for basketball published and the sport began to be played a couple months later that same year.(it was categorized as a less injury prone sport than football)
  • The first collegiate Basket ball Game

    The first collegiate Basket ball Game
    During 1893 Colleges of Geneva and Vanderbilt University claim the first ever basketball game by a college team
  • First game in Indiana

    First game in Indiana
    This is when the first basketball game in Indiana happened on March 16th 1894 between teams from the Crawfordsville and Lafayette YMCA numerous three of Crawfordsville’s four newspapers, and brief mentions appeared in Lafayette and Indianapolis papers. one of the Newspapers was the Crawfordville Journal.
  • the beginning of intercollegiate basketball coverage

    In 1895 we realize that the Minnesota State School of Agriculture beat Hamline College, 9-3, and the Daily Globe newspaper recorded the event.It was also the beginning of intercollegiate basketball coverage
  • first proffesional basketball game

    first proffesional basketball game
    This Year marks the first basketball game to played at a professional level played in Trenton new jersey between the Trenton YMCA and the Brooklyn YMCA Also known as the First basketball league
  • The Dribble

    The Dribble
    when the Yale University basketball team introduced dribbling ( an offensive strategy) to the sport. Players got the name cagers and the number of players on a team was 5. players could only use one bounce before passing the ball to another player. It took four more years before full-on dribbling became an official part of basketball.
  • two basketball Leagues

    two basketball  Leagues
    The first two, Professional basketball leagues were organized with a game between the Trenton Nationals and the Hancock Athletic Association at Textile Hall in Philadelphia's Kensington section when the AAU(American Athletic Union) tightened its registration requirements, Philadelphia-area players led the protests. The city was recognized for its professionalism. Star players began to do well financially.
  • Kansas first game

    Kansas first game
    Kansas played their first men's basketball game against the Kansas City YMCA, and lost 5–16. The Jayhawks were coached by the inventor of basketball James Naismith. Kansas quickly became one of the most prestigious college basketball programs in the entire nation.
  • Galveston hurricane

    Galveston hurricane
    Galveston hurricane makes landfall in Galveston Texas killing 6000 to about 12000 and was considered the deadliest natural disaster in history
  • Colleges begin to sponsor

    Colleges begin to sponsor
    1901 marked a landmark year for the game of basketball as colleges began sponsor games. While the Colleges were just setting up the pro leagues came and went, but not all teams were in leagues.
  • School girls in the south

    School girls in the south
    In 1902, a group of twenty “society women” in Atlanta formed a club to play on an empty lot at the corner of Peachtree and Fourteenth Street, near today’s Colony Square.Basket ball was considered to be incontestably the best athletic game for school girls in the south,” said the Atlanta Constitution in 1902.
  • First broadcast

    First broadcast
    The first west-east transatlantic radio broadcast is made from the United States to England
  • National Basketbal league seperates

    The National Basket ball league separates and Billy Morgenweck was subsequently sued by investors in the Camden Electrics.
  • New England seperates

    New England seperates
    The New England League separated during the summer, because the six-team organization could no longer support the high-salaried imported stars that gave the circuit its identity. The league’s absence left the better-known players with few options but to sign with the Philadelphia Basketball League, which was the sole remaining professional league
  • Trinity Becomes Duke

    Trinity Becomes Duke
    This was the Year that the first basket all game was played in North Carolina Wake Forest claimed victory 24-10 against Trinity College Which is now known as Duke University
  • Creation of all black Olympian Athletic League

    Creation of all black Olympian Athletic League
    The amateur, all-black Olympian Athletic League was formed in New York City consisting of the Smart Set Athletic Club, St. Christopher Club, Marathon Athletic Club, Alpha Physical Culture Club, and the Jersey City Colored YMCA. it was actually the first inter-city basketball game between two black teams.
  • 5 fouls

    5 fouls
    In 1908, the rule of a player being ejected from a game after five fouls was introduced. five fouls is still the standard in college basketball, while the pro game now uses six fouls.
  • St. Petersberg Myak

    St. Petersberg Myak
    In 1909 the first international match was held in Saint Petersburg: Mayak Saint Petersburg beat a YMCA American team. The United States was led by future Hall of Fame player Max Friedman.
  • History of African American Basketball shifted

    History of African American Basketball shifted
    The History of African American Basketball was shifted forever in this year. the manager of the St. Christopher Club which was a church-sponsored basketball team that played with strict adherence to amateur standards and moral virtues decided to quit the organization taking his best players with him to form the first all-black play-for-pay basketball team,the New York All Stars. He was a former Veteran in the spanish war
  • The Triangle Shirt Waste Fctory

    The Triangle Shirt Waste Fctory
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City kills 146 people in the United States Army.
  • University of Wisconcin Unbeaten

    University of Wisconcin Unbeaten
    the University of Wisconsin basketball team were signified as the national champions for the season by the Helms Athletic Foundation
  • Central Basketball League Collapse

    Central Basketball League Collapse
    The Central Basketball League collapse just a week. The league could never overcome its lack of strong local identity. Furthermore, There was a need to import high-salaried players which forced the league to play an elongated schedule that never was fully supported.
  • First World War

    First World War
    the First World War broke out in 1914, During World War I, the American Expeditionary Force took basketball wherever it went. Together with the troops, there were In addition, During war many soldiers would use sports in the trenches to pass time and give them some enjoyment. There were also hundreds of physical education teachers who knew basketball.
  • Second year of world war1

    the second year of the First World War,
  • Dribble and Shoot

    the year in which players were allowed to shoot after dribbling the ball.
  • Michigan wolverines intercollegiate basketball

    The 1917 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball.
  • Spanish flu and the World war

    This year was of great concern, as the war continued leading to a great drop in enrollment at University. The draft of 1918 made many Marquette men blast the headlines. The war department created student army training corps to discover officer material. During October 1918 the Spanish Flu swept through Marequette Campus killing 8 while 150 were sickened.
  • The post war

    Professional basketball made a strong comeback post-war . Four pre-war leagues resumed play and a new circuit began its initial season. With five organizations (comprising over thirty teams) competing for talent, there were continual disputes over player contracts.
  • America gets Hit by WW2

    basketball was a big hit with the people. Minor league games began to be hosted in arenas,gyms,and armories everywhere But unfortunately tthe US was hit with World War II, shortly after the Berlin Olympics,
  • Strike Action

    unemployment reaching over one million in 1921.n March, the Coalition-Liberal government of Lloyd George who had control over the coal mines during the war, after the war Lloyd returned them to private ownership. which lead to steep wage cuts for the miners, who went on strike in protest .The government declared a state of emergency and introduced coal rationing.
  • Indianapolis Tournament

    Six schools participate in the National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis, the first postseason tournament for college teams. Wabash earns the title, beating Kalamazoo 43-23.
  • Treaty of Lausanne

    The Treaty of Lausanne (1923), settling the boundaries of the modern Republic of Turkey, signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in the First World War, bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire after 624 years.
  • UNC Wins title

    Norman Shepard was named the new basketball coach at UNC. A former minor league baseball player, Shepard took the job as something to do on the side while finishing law school.His goal was never to make a career in coaching basketball, but that’s exactly what his debut season led to. Shepard had a great player by the name Cartwright Carmichael who led the team and who had been named an All-American the previous season. UNC had won the conference regular season title
  • Americn Basketball League

    Americn Basketball League
    American Basketball League (ABL) was an early professional basketball league. During six seasons from 1925–26 to 1930–31, the ABL was the first attempt to create a major professional basketball league in the United States. furthermore in 1925, the president of the recently founded, three year old National Football League, organized the ABL from nine of the best independent pro teams from the East and the Midwest
  • Rosenblums win three games

    Rosenblums win three games
    the cleveland Rosenblums win three games to none over the Brooklyn Arcadians
  • Savoy Big 5

    On January 7, 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team traveled an average of 48 miles west from Chicago to play their first game in Hinckley, Illinois. The Globetrotters were the creation of Abe Saperstein, of chicago who had taken over coaching duties for a team of African American players called the savoy big five
  • Crossroads

    By the summer of 1928, the American Basketball League was at a crossroad. For three seasons the ABL had operated with confidence that professional basketball was finally on route to long-term stability and financial security. Beginning with the fourth season, however, the league turned down an uncertain path where mere survival became the main consideration.
  • Stock market crashed

    Stock market crashed
    October 1929, was a bad month for any business enterprise and the American Basketball League was no exception. Ten days after the stock market crashed, the American Basketball League started its fifth season.
  • National Depression

    National Depression
    The deepening national Depression served as a foreboding backdrop as the American Basketball League prepared for its sixth season. The National Professional Basketball League champion Toledo Red Men joined six holdover teams. Despite the appearance of stability In addition Just about every team had suffered declining attendance for the third straight season.
  • Bulls out of town game

    Bulls out of town game
    The Bulls played their first out-of-town game against Hamilton College at Clinton, N.Y., on January 8th
  • International Basketball federation

    1932 that a real international organization was formed, to coordinate tournaments and teams: that day, Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania and Switzerland founded the International Basketball Federation.
  • Reorganized Basketball League

    In the summer of 1933, Metropolitan Basketball League president John O’Brien recruited the Eastern Basketball League’s two best teams, the Philadelphia Sphas and Trenton Moose, to join with five clubs from his league, the Jersey Reds, Brooklyn Visitation, Brooklyn Jewels, Bronx American and Hudson Lisas, to create a reorganized version of the American Basketball League.
  • South American Champs is held

    The South American Basketball Championship 1934 in Buenos Aires is won by Argentina.
  • FIBA Europe

    The 1935 FIBA European Championship, commonly called the EuroBasket 1935, was the first FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Ten national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. The event was hosted by Switzerland and held in Geneva in May, 1935.
  • The Olympiad

    The Olympiad
    Basketball was set on an outdoor clay court in Berlin in 1936, where the first-ever Olympic basketball final took place in heavy rain, where the USA defied the muddy conditions to beat Canada 19-8. it was the first appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. The tournament was played between 7 August and 14 August 1936 in Berlin, Germany. with 23 nations participating in the competition, making basketball the largest tournament of team sports.
  • The Jump Ball

    The Jump Ball
    The Jump ball was illuminated because it slowed down he play of the game. In addition,It should be noted that in the early days, jump balls were extremely physical. Like on the early out of bounds situations, players pushed and shoved in effort to gain possession of the ball. in the mix of it Even, the referee was often caught up in these jump ball situations often suffering injury
  • Temple University Triumphs

    Temple University Triumphs
    Temple University Wins in the inaugural National Invitation Tournament Held in Madison Square Garden in New York
  • March Madness Crowns first NCAA Champion

    March Madness Crowns first NCAA Champion
    The University of Oregon defeats The Ohio State University 46–33 on March 27, 1939 to win the first-ever NCAA men's basketball tournament.And this was the point in which "March Madness," as the tournament became known, and has grown exponentially in size and popularity since 1939
  • First To be televised

    First To be televised
    It was the first basketball game i to be televised, from Madison Square Garden; Fordham vs the University of Pittsburgh. over NBC's station where Pittsburgh beat Fordham 50-37.
  • UW mens Basketball Team Remains all time great

    UW men’s basketball team remains one of the all-time great Badger success stories. They got off to a rough start, t but he team went on to break multiple school, and conference records before clinching the NCAA final round. To this day they are the only NCAA national championship title to be awarded to the men’s basketball team.
  • NCAA Divison 1 single elimination

    NCAA Divison 1 single elimination
    The NCAA Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 20, 1942, and ended with the championship game on March 28 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • World war2

    World war2
    MHSA canceled state championships amid a different kind of war. World war 2
  • D-DAY

    1944 On June 6th the D-DAY invasion ( Operation Overlord ) starts with allied forces crossing the English Channel to land in Normandy which signaled the end of the war in Europe.
  • 95 basket ball tournament post war

    In 1945 they had the NCAA Basketball Tournament Which was an eight-team single-elimination tournament that determined the national champion of men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college basketball. beginning on March 22, 1945, ending with the championship on March 27 in New York City. There were a total of nine games that were played, including a third place game in each region.
  • Formation of the Golden State Warriors.

    This was the Year that the Golden State Warriors were formed.
  • Warrior Championship title 1

    1947 NBA Champions. The Philadelphia Warriors had captured the first title in league history during the league's inaugural season in 1947, defeating the Chicago Stags, 4-1, in the championship series
  • Amercias ictorious 14th olympiad

    Amercias ictorious 14th olympiad
    It was An easy United States victory of gold which proved in the first post-World War II Olympiad that the U.S. remained the world leader in basketball. A war-torn Europe did not have the opportunities to advance the game like the United States and South America. In fact, five of the eight teams in the quarterfinals were from the Americas
  • Lakers Winn title

    Lakers Winn title
    the Minneapolis Lakers wion the NBA Championship, beating the Syracuse Nationals 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.
  • The Lowest score in History

    The Lowest score in History
    The lowest scoring in NBA history occurred on November 22, 1950, where the Fort Wayne Pistons would defeat the Minneapolis Lakers by the final score of 19–18.
  • 1951 NCAA Basketball

    The 1951 NCAA Basketball Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball beginning in March 20th, 1951, and ended with the championship game on March 27 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota there were a total of 18 games played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.
  • The 1952 Draft

    The 1952 Draft
    The 1952 NBA draft was the sixth annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 26, 1952, before the 1952–53 season. In this draft, ten remaining NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams selected in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season, except for the defending champion, the Minneapolis Lakers.
  • 18th Baketball Championship

    18th Baketball Championship
    The eighth European basketball championship, Eurobasket 1953,was won by the Soviet Union. The fifteenth South American Basketball Championship in Montevideo is won by Uruguay.
  • Lakers first to win 3 back-to-back championships

     Lakers first to win 3 back-to-back championships
    At this point the Minneapolis Lakers became the first team to win three back to back Championships.
  • San Fransisco Wins La salle

    San Fransisco Wins La salle
    The NCAA Men's Basketball Championship took place and San Francisco wins 76-73 over La Salle
  • 4th time Basketball appeared in the Olympiad

    4th time Basketball appeared in the Olympiad
    This year was the fourth time that basketball appeared in the Olympiad as an official Olympic medal event. Fifteen nations, an unusually low number for a basketball tournament, competed in the event, with an average of 174 participants. A total number of 56 games of basketball were played.
  • Syria Protest

    Syria Protest
    Syria Pushed a protest with the international Basketball Federation over israel competing in the 1957 basketball world championships.
  • Louis Hawks Beat Celtics 4-2

    was the 12th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the St. Louis Hawks winning the NBA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.
  • Celtics beat Louis Hawks

    Celtics beat Louis Hawks
    was the 14th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning their 2nd straight NBA Championship, beating the St. Louis Hawks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals
  • Wilt Chambelain Sets NBA single Score

    Wilt Chambelain Sets NBA single Score
    Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA single-game scoring a record by tallying 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks.
  • Wilt Becomes th greatest of his time

    Playing for the Philadelphia Warriors, Chamberlain scored 78 points and pulled down 43 rebounds on Dec. 8 against the Los Angeles Lakers In addition, in March 2, Wilt scored his staggering 100 points against the New York Knicks.
  • Celtics win 4 back to back NBA Titles

    The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning their 4th straight NBA Championship, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.
  • Celtics Continue to reign

    The 1963 NBA playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's season. The tournament concluded of the Eastern Division champion Boston Celtics defeating the Western Division champion Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals. The Celtics won their 5th straight and 6th overall, NBA title. Boston defeated L.A. in the NBA Finals for the second straight year.
  • Celtics gain most titles under their name ever

    Celtics gain the most NBA champion titles under their name ever. counting 17 in all, showing most of their dominance in the game during the 60s with 8 straight titles . During the 1964-1965 NBA season, the Boston Celtics showed their dominance of the game by winning 62 games and losing only 18."
  • NCAA TOurnament of 23 Shcools

    The 1965 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament involved 23 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball.
  • philidelphia76ers defeat Warriors

    The 1966–67 NBA season was the Warriors' 21st season in the NBA and 5th in the San Francisco Bay Area. They entered the season hoping to improve upon their previous season output of a 35–45 record, and They did finishing the season with a 44-37 record, in the end the Warriors even made it to the NBA Finals, losing to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Phili 76ers Defeat Warriors

    Phili 76ers Defeat Warriors
    During this Year in the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the San Francisco Warriors 125–122 to win the title. Leaving some to debate and argue that they are the greatest team of all time.
  • The Hall of Fame

    The Hall of Fame
    In this year they opened the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Massachusetts.
  • UCLA NCAA Champs

    UCLA NCAA Champs
    During this year the UCLA won its third consecutive NCAA basketball championship by defeating Purdue University with a score of 92 to 72.
  • Willis Reed Hobbles off court

    Willis Reed Hobbles off court
    Willis Reed hobbles out on a bandaged leg, then scores the first two baskets, propelling the Knicks to their first NBA title.
  • Lakers beats Kniks 4-1

    Lakers beats Kniks 4-1
    this was the 26th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the New York Knicks 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.
  • Most Controversal Olympic Event

    Most Controversal Olympic Event
    was the most controversial event in Olympic history and was the first ever loss for Team USA since the sport began Olympic play at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The Us was expected to win in 1972 but didnt
  • Chicago Hosted The NBA All star Game

    Chicago Hosted The NBA All star Game
    On January, 23, 1973, on a Tuesday night in Chicago, the NBA offered a gift to Chicago basketball fans which was tio host the 23rd NBA All-Star game on average there was a good crowd of 17,527.
  • Boston Celtics Challenged by Lakers

    Boston Celtics Challenged by Lakers
    Celtics Survive Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Heroics.
    The Milwaukee Bucks were favored to beat the Boston Celtics in the 1974 NBA Finals but Dave Cowens and his teammates proved that the Celtics should never be under estimated
  • Golden State Win NBA Champs

    During this year the Golden State Warriors won the 1975 NBA basketball championship
  • Triple Over time

    This was the time of the triple-overtime battle between the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals. This was also considered to be the longest Finals game in history.
  • Period of Controversy

    The 1977 Final Four in The Omni gave college basketball entertaining and dramatic games. It offered historically contests that were marked at times by controversy, but also by stirring plot twists and down-to-the-wire finishes.
  • Stars George Gervin and David Thompson Duel it out

    Stars George Gervin and  David Thompson Duel it out
    The 1978 season featured two of the league's most spectacular stars in a duel for the scoring crown that came down to the final day of the season.
  • Unemployment Rate Falls

    Unemployment Rate Falls
    The unemployment rate drops to 5.6%, the low point for the late 1970s business cycle and the lowest since July 1974.
  • DR. J Stuns everyone

    DR. J Stuns everyone
    In 1980 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. J. stunned everyone with an amazing reverse layup, While the Lakers Magic Johnson 20-years of age , 6-8 point guard, filled in at the center for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who was injured at the time leading L.A. to win the title.
  • 1981 Larry Bird Heads up

    1981 Larry Bird Heads up
    Boston Celtics president at the time Red Auerbach called Larry Bird's heads-up move in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Rockets " the greatest play that has ever been seen."
  • 1982 Jordan winning Jumper

    1982 Jordan winning Jumper
    a freshman guard by the name of Michael Jordan hit the game-winning jumper for North Carolina as the Tar Heels defeated Georgetown. After the game told the media that he had previously seen himself hitting the game-winner in a pregame vision.
  • Spalding is Marketed as NBA Brand

    Spalding is Marketed as NBA Brand
    Spalding became the Official Ball of the NBA

    Made from the finest full grain leather and meeting the most stringent quality and performance standards, the Spalding basketball is selected as the official ball of the National Basketball Association.
  • Kareem Jabbar Sinks second hook

    Kareem Jabbar Sinks second hook
    On April 5, 1984, in a game against the Utah Jazz in Las Vegas, Nevada , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sank another sky-hook -- but this one proved historic.
  • Villanova wildcats defeats national powerhouse

    Villanova wildcats defeats national powerhouse
    the Eighth seeded Villanova Wildcats men's basketball defeats national powerhouse Georgetown 66–64 to win the first 64 team field NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Sampson Cripples the Lakers

    Sampson Cripples the Lakers
    Ralph Sampson's last-second shot ended the Los Angeles Lakers' season.
  • Tallest and shortest men

    Tallest and shortest men
    This year brought Manute Bol (7 feet 7 inches) and Muggsy Bogues 5 ft 3 inches who were teammates.
  • Jordan Goes Viral

    Jordan Goes Viral
    Jordan played for 15 NBA seasons and became the 4th leading scorer of all time with 32 292 points. He was 6 feet 6 inches tall and could jump 48 inches (122 cm). making him an exciting player to watch for his shooting, soaring slam dunks, and double pump layups. "Air Jordan" made basketball popular around the world with his exciting play.
  • Jabbar Retires

    Jabbar Retires
    Jabbar retired in 1989 after playing 20 years in the NBA. leaving him as the all time leading scorer with 38 387 points. Many of his baskets were scored with his unstoppable "sky hook" shot.
  • Jordan Proven to be Valuable player

    Jordan Proven to be Valuable player
    Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls proved himself to be one of the most valuable players in NBA history, leading in scoring winning a third consecutive NBA title, In the Finals, the Chicago Bulls faced the Portland Trail Blazers. Winning 3-2 entering the sixth game, the Bulls were losing by 15 points going into the fourth quarter. But they came back and won by four points, 97-93.
  • The Bulls Defeat the Lakers 4-1

    The Bulls Defeat the Lakers 4-1
    During this year the season ended with the Chicago Bulls winning their first NBA Championship, eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.
  • The Dream team

    The Dream team
    During this year the 1992 Barcelona Olympics allowed professional athletes to compete and on the United states side The "Dream Team" iwas composed of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Clyde "the Glide" Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing and others. The team won the gold medal after beating every team they played by at least 44 points.
  • Huston Rockets defeat the Knicks

    Huston Rockets defeat the Knicks
    this was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association, an the season ended with the Houston Rockets defeating the New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals to win the franchise's first championship.
  • The Huston Rockets are victorious

    The Huston Rockets are victorious
    this season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Houston Rockets defeating the Orlando Magic 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals to be crowned champions.
  • Huston Rockets win Orlando Magic

    Huston Rockets win Orlando Magic
    1995 NBA Finals: Houston Rockets over the Orlando Magic 4-0. MVP: Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Micheal Jordan The Great

    Micheal Jordan The Great
    April 21: The Bulls wrapped up the most successful regular season in NBA history with their 72nd victory, getting 26 points from Michael Jordan in a 103-93 decision over Washington.
  • 1st Womens basketball league (WNBA)

    1st Womens basketball league (WNBA)
    A league of women basketball players began in 1997. It is called the WNBA. In 2017 the league had 12 teams. Sheryl Swoopes was the first female player to have a shoe named after her Brand Nike Air Swoopes.
  • Micheal became a signature player

    Micheal became a signature player
    Micheal became the most exciting player to watch for his shooting, soaring slam dunks, and double pump layups. "Air Jordan" made basketball popular around the world with his exciting play.
  • Spurs Victorious

    Spurs Victorious
    in 1999 the NBA Finals was between The Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs which took on the Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks for the title, however the Spurs held home court advantage. The series was played under a best-of-seven format, with the first team to collect four game victories winning the series. The Spurs defeated the Knicks 4 games to 1
  • USA Basket ball Wins Gold

    USA Basket ball Wins Gold
    The men's national basketball team of the United States won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. defeating France by a score of 85–75 Team USA won gold for the twelfth time in fourteen Olympic basketball tournaments.
  • 1st inegrated Micro Pump

    1st inegrated Micro Pump
    After 20 months of testing and perfecting, Spalding introduced the first and only ball with a built in Micro Pump®. Each ball was precision engineered to meet all NBA performance standards.
  • Yao Ming inspires Asia

    Yao Ming inspires Asia
    Yao Ming from China became the number one draft pick for Houston Rockets in 2002. making
    basketball a popular sport in Asian countries.
  • the official ball of Rucker basketball

    Spalding becomes the official ball of the Rucker Park Basketball League.
  • Karl Malone

    Karl Malone
    Karl Malone played his 19th NBA seasons and was the second all time leading scorer with 36 928 points.
  • Spurs Beat Pistons

    Spurs Beat Pistons
    San Antonio Spurs win their third NBA title in the past seven years, defeating the Detroit Pistons in the first seven NBA Finals in eleven years.
  • Dwayne Wade Saves Heat

    Dwayne Wade Saves Heat
    In front of their home fans, down 89-76 with 6:15 remaining in Game, the Miami Heat's season was hanging on by a thread. The Heat were already in a two game hole to the Dallas Mavericks, knowing full well that no team had ever come back from 0-3 in NBA history.
  • Lebron Challenges the Pistons

    Lebron Challenges the Pistons
    In LeBron James' first postseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a heavily-favored Detroit Pistons team the distance before falling 79-61 in Game 7 of the 2006 Eastern Conference semifinals.
  • Celtics on the Fall

    Celtics on the Fall
    Before the Celtics acquired Allen and Garnett in a pair of blockbuster trades, Boston had gone a staggering 21 years without an appearance in The Finals. But coming off a 24-58 injury-plagued season, The teams Franchises fortunes were being changed very often
  • Steph Curry the G.O.A.T

    Steph Curry the G.O.A.T
    Stephen Curry began his NBA career in 2009 with the Golden State Warriors. His accurate shooting at close or long distances led people to consider him as one of the greatest shooters in the history of the entire NBA. Curry has the Ability to shoot half court.
  • Basketball recenters In Miami

    Basketball recenters In Miami
    The center of basketball was relocated to Miami in the summer of 2010 when LeBron James announced his that he was going to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the Miami Heat.
  • Derrick Rose Youngest MVP Player

    Derrick Rose Youngest MVP Player
    At age 22, Derrick Rose was named the youngest MVP in NBA history ( just 22 years and 191 days old on the final day of the regular season.
  • Spaldng enters Euro league

    Spaldng enters Euro league
    Spalding becomes official ball of the Euro league
  • Steph Curry Rises to Stardom

    Steph Curry Rises to Stardom
    Stephen Curry’s ascended toward superstardom and continued during the 2013-14 season. After leading the Warriors to the Western Conference semifinals the previous season. Curry turned in his best professional season to date. The face of the franchise averaged career-highs in scoring 24.0 ppg, 7th in NBA Curry, who became the first Warriors player to start an All-Star Game in 19 years, was also the Western Conference Player of the Month for April.
  • Lebron Returns to Cleveland

    Lebron Returns to Cleveland
    four years after taking his talents to South Beach, LeBron James ultimately decided he had an unfinished mark in Cleveland and returned to his original team via free agency.
  • Stephen Curry Fights back

    Stephen Curry Fights back
    They bring back the core that defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games for the 2015-16 season. NBA MVP Stephen Curry led the way once again with Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green coming back to add to the legacy of Golden State's version of the "Big 3."
  • Warriors Enter as rare Breed

    Warriors Enter as rare Breed
    The Golden State Warriors entered the 2015-16 season as a rare breed defending champions with a chip on their shoulders. By the time that season ended, another place in the NBA lore was firmly in their grasp.
  • Kevin Durant the Highlight

    Kevin Durant the Highlight
    Coach Kerr for the Golden State warriors referred to the 2017 team as the best team he has ever coached while Kevin Durant Joined referring to it as "a total different level of belief. They were great through the combination of talent and motivation of Kevin to win his first championship
  • Wariors rise again

    Wariors rise again
    In 2018, the Warriors found themselves in a position to repeat as champions for the first time against Cleveland, the same opponent they had faced the previous three years. Golden State brushed the Cavaliers aside in four straight games, claiming back-to-back titles and their third in four years.
  • Rakuten Sponsors Warriors

    Rakuten Sponsors Warriors
    Rakuten Inc., paid the Golden State Warriors $60 million for a three-year jersey sponsorship in 2017, extended their partnership as the National Basketball Assn. finalists head into the final season of their deal.The logo patch, on a player’s left shoulder and 2.5 inches (6.35 centimeters) on each side, is the key to raising Rakuten’s brand awareness in the U.S., the company has seen brand recognition among U.S. basketball fans jump 300% after the second season.
  • Steph signs with Underarmour

    Steph signs with Underarmour
    However, out of the $42 million Curry makes from endorsements, his shoe deal covers a significant amount. Stephen Curry has a shoe deal with Under Armour.