History of the NBA

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  • BAA is formed

    BAA is formed
    The Basketball Association of America is founded,
  • BAA's first championship

    BAA's first championship
    The Philadelphia Warriors beat the Chicago Stags 4 games to 1, winning the first BAA championship
  • NBA is formed

    NBA is formed
    Six teams from the NBL join the BAA. With the 17 teams the NBA is formed
  • First All-Star Game

    First All-Star Game
    The East defeats the West 111-94 in the first ever All-Star game
  • Back-to-back-to-back

    The Minneapolis Lakers become the first team to win 3 championships in a row
  • Most Points in NBA history

    Most Points in NBA history
    Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in 1 game, the most in NBA history
  • Naismith Hall of Fame

    Naismith Hall of Fame
    The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is formed
  • Celtics Championship Run

    Celtics Championship Run
    Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics end their run with 11 championships in 13 seasons
  • Most Consecutive Wins

    Most Consecutive Wins
    The Lakers win 33 games in a row for an NBA record
  • 3 Point Line is added

    3 Point Line is added
    The NBA adds the 3 point line
  • Dallas Mavericks added

    Dallas Mavericks added
    NBA adds the Dallas Mavericks, bringing the total team count to 23 teams
  • Highest Scoring Game

    The Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 for the highest scoring game in NBA history
  • New Commisioner

    New Commisioner
    Dvid Stern becomes the 4th and current commisioner
  • First Lottery Pick

    First Lottery Pick
    The New York Knicks win the first-ever lottery pick, selecting Patrick Ewing
  • Most Playoff Points

    Most Playoff Points
    Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scores 63 points in one playoff game, the most in NBA history
  • Huge Expansion

    Huge Expansion
    The NBA adds teams to Charlotte, Miami, Minnesota, and Orlando
  • Highest Non-American Drafted Player

    Highest Non-American Drafted Player
    Yao Ming is selected by the Houston Rockets first overall, being the highest drafted non-American player
  • NBA Lockout

    The NBA heads into lockout after both the players and owners cannot agree with each other