Written by sports guru- Wallace Muya.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the premier body for the professional basketball league in North America.Its structure is as good as it looks. This leads to its popularity the US and Canada and makes the game of basketball a national attribute for both countries.
The NBA has 30 teams both from the US and Canada. 29 are from the US and 1 from Canada. But as it translates most matches are played in the US as most teams are from there.
The game is well played by young men and as they propel to international limelight they are hot sells in most clubs globally. universally the shape of the ball is the same and the NBA has played a major role in setting such standards.
This ball shape is internationally recognized by the national governing body fr the basketball in the US. The basketball sportsmen are among the best paid by average annual salary per player.
The basket ball league was started in the state of New York on June 6th 1946. Since then the game attracts millions and lately is watched by billions of citizens around the world.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is among the basketballers who entered the NBA books of records by playing NBA All-Star Game for a record of 19 times. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan,Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O’Neal among many have been on NBA’s long list of great athletes.
There are so many clubs in United States but the beauty of being a professional basketballer is to play in the national league. The best 29 clubs are revered to carry the spirit of the game in North America.
Countries like China, Canada, UK, Australia and many others including most African countries have emulated the US basketball model. This makes it easier even when players come to play for clubs in the US. This as well translates into good earnings when playing the NBA league.