Questions & Answers
Who invented basketball?
Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith.
Where was basketball invented?
Basketball was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Why was basketball invented?
Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in order to keep his gym class active during winters.
What year was basketball invented?
Basketball was invented in 1891.
When was the NBA founded?
The NBA was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA).
Who founded the NBA?
NBA was founded by the owners of the major ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States.
How many teams make the NBA playoffs?
16 teams (8 from each conference) make the playoffs every season.
How does a NBA playoff bracket work?
NBA playoffs start after the end of the regular season and in both conferences the team which finished 1st plays the team which finished 8th. 2nd seed plays the 7th seed; 3rd plays 6th; 4th plays 5th. The winners of the 1st round advance to the 2nd round and then the winners of the 2nd round series get a chance to play in the Conference Finals. Finally the champions from both conferences meet in the NBA finals. Every round is a best-of-seven series.