In the very beginning of basketball, the color of most basketballs was brown, but lately, it's more common to see an orange basketball. The first company to produce a basketball for official use was Spalding, and they have produced the official NBA game ball since 1983.
The first basketball game took place in 1892, where the court was half the size of today's courts. The sport was invented by Canadian-American sports coach James Naismith. The first game was played for 30 minutes, and only one point was scored in the match.
The NBA (National Basketball Association) was founded in 1949, after the combination of the NBL (National Basketball League) and the BAA (Basketball Associate of America). 70 years later, the NBA generates more than $7 Billion in revenue and the average team in the NBA is worth around $1.25 Billion.
is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player.
is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons.
Is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court.
is an American former professional basketball player who currently serves as an assistant coach with the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats.
is a retired American professional basketball power forward.
Is played with two teams, each consisting of 7 players, who aim at the goal of the opposing team.
is a Congolese American retired professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
is an American professional basketball power forward and center with the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).