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About the NBA (National Basket Association)

The NBA is the world's premier men's professional basketball league and a member of United States Basketball league, which is well known as the NGB, the National Governing Body.

NBA was founded in NYC on the 6th of June 1946. At the time it was known as the BAA, the Basketball Association of America. In the autumn of 1949 the BAA adopted the name NBA after playing against a rival basketball league. Several international offices Official NBA Basket Ball are established in the Olympic Tower in NYC. The NBA (National Basketball Association) Entertainment and NBA television studios are located in offices in New Jersey.

The BAA was known to be the first league to play in the major cities’ large arenas. In the early years, playing for the BAA, the quality was not better than those competing leagues or independents clubs like the Harlem Globetrotters. In 1947 a finalists in Baltimore Bullets moved over to the BAA and won the title in 1948. Following the bullets was the Minneapolis Lakers champion who won the title in 1949 for BAA.

On the first day of November in 1946, the New York Knickerbockers was hosted by the Toronto Huskies and because of this and to the NBA; it was regardless to be the first game to be played in the history of the league.

Classic historic Harlem Globetrotters Poster The recent NBA (National Bargaining Association) bargaining agreement took effect just before the 2005-06 season. The penalties in the NBA were strongly increased for the users of PEDs (Performance-enhancing drugs). The first time offense will conclude in a 10-game penalty, second will result in a 25-game penalty, the third offense will result in a one-year suspension from the league and the fourth will conclude in the dismissal from the NBA. Players are tested randomly four times during the NBA season.

Unfortunately there is no test to detect Human Growth Hormone or HGH in the blood. It is a substance that is completely faceless in major sports, simply because blood tests are not administered. Urine tests are useless against HGH, and until sports leagues are able to find a way to advance their blood tests, nobody will know for sure if the athletes are clean.

Nowadays basketball players live the celebrity lifestyle. Whether its going to movie premiers, dating supermodels or making huge bets in the online casino. Many basketball players like to play at the casino furing off season as it allows them to experience a rush similar to what they feel on the court. The high speed, high octane betting fits their personalities perfectly and is the perfect way for them to keep their competative edge during the off season