Facts you probably don’t know about the NBA and players

Oswaldo Lara, Writer

  • The first basketball hoops were peach baskets with the bottom intact.
  • The nba started on June 6,1946 in New York.  Boston Celtics, Chicago Stags, Cleveland Rebels*, Detroit Falcons*, New York Knickerbockers, Philadelphia Warriors, Pittsburgh Ironmen*, Providence Steamrollers, St Louis Bombers, Toronto Huskies* and Washington Capito were the 11 main first Nba teams. 
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have never won an nba Championship.

The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merged on August 5, 1976, creating the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The basketball record for the biggest margin of a win goes to the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Miami Heat on December 17, 1991, when they demolished the Heat 148–80.

During a basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1997, the Chicago Bulls’ Dennis Rodman got tangled up with a cameraman while battling for a rebound. While the cameraman was still lying on the court after the collision, Rodman kicked the cameraman so hard that he had to be carried off on a stretcher. Rodman was suspended for 11 games and lost $1 million in salary.

The recommended air pressure for most basketballs is between 7 and 9 pounds per square inch (PSI). The NBA requires all game balls to be inflated between 7.3 and 8.5 PSI. WNBA balls have an air pressure limit of 9 PSI