Basketball history

  • early basketball

    early basketball
    James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.
  • First game

    First game
    the first game The first basketball game ever played was in Springfield College.
  • colleges

    collegesA number of U.S. colleges adopted the game between about 1893 and 1895.
  • Legends of the game !

    Legends of the game !
    NBA Legendssome of the NBA players who changed the game are : Charles Barkley,Larry Bird,Clyde Drexler,Magic Johnson,Michael Jordan,Kevin McHale,Reggie Miller,Scottie Pippen,Bill Russell.And many more
  • Original 11 teames

    Original 11 teames
    original NBA The original 11 teams were: Boston Celtics, Chicago Stags, Cleveland Rebels, Detroit Falcons, New York Knickerbockers, Philadelphia Warriors, Pittsburgh Ironmen*, Providence Steamrollers, St Louis Bombers, Toronto Huskies and Washington Capitols
  • two become one !

    two become one !
    the NBL (national basketball league) and BAA (basketball association of america) came thogheter in 1949 to create the NBA (nationall basketball association)
  • Hall of fame

    Hall of fame
    hall of fame In 1959 a Basketball Hall of Fame was founded in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 100 Points

    100 Points
    100 pointsWilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in one game.
  • offical Logo

    offical Logo
    logoThe iconic logo is introduced.
  • Larry Bird

    Larry Bird
    Boston Celtics Boston Celtics draft Larry Bird with the 6th pick of the NBA Draft wich took the celtics to a new level.
  • Majic Johnson

    Majic Johnson
    Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers Select Magic Johnson with the No. 1 Draft Pick After two years in college, during which he averaged 17.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game, Johnson declared himself eligible for the 1979 NBA Draft. Johnson was drafted
  • three-point line

    three-point line
    three-pointThe NBA introduces the three-point line. The Boston Celtics' Chris Ford makes the first three-pointer
  • Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan Enters the NBA Draft and Is Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • NBA finals

    NBA finals
    NBA Finals Larry Bird and Magic Johnson face each other in the NBA Finals for the first time. Johnson went on to win five titles with the Lakers, and Bird would lead the Celtics to three championships.
  • The best in the game

    The best in the game
    Jordan During his first season in the NBA, Jordan averaged 28.2 ppg on 51.5% shooting. He quickly became a fan favorite even in opposing arenas, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the heading "A Star is Born" just over a month into his professional career. Jordan was also voted in as an All-Star starter by the fans in his rookie season
  • MJ.

    MJMJ scores a playoff record 63 points in a loss to the Celtics
  • MVP

    Larry Bird Wins Third Straight MVP Averaged 25.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 2.0 steals during the season.
  • Olimpics

    Dream teamThe Dream Team competes in the Olympics in Barcelona, winning gold
  • NBA in the rise

    NBA in the rise
    RaptorsThe NBA expands to Canada with the creation of the Vancouver Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors
  • Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Kobe Bryant is drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick.
  • Big Man

    Big Man
    Yao MingThe Houston Rockets draft Yao Ming with the #1 overall pick. He is the first International player drafted #1 to have never played US college basketball
  • some of the best picks

    some of the best picks
    Lebron JamesLebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade are all drafted in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft.
  • Spalding

    Spalding was the first company to produce a basketball for official use. Company founder A.G. Spalding made the first dedicated basketball in the last years of the 19th century
  • Big win

    Big win
    Dallas MavericksThe Dallas Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat's “Big Three,” win first NBA title in franchise history.
  • Teams in NBA today

    Teams in NBA today
    After the 11 origanal teams had great succes new ones were born.