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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. It has thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA (also known as the International Basketball Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues. NBA players are the world's best paid sportsmen, by average annual salary per player.

The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949, after absorbing the rival National Basketball League (NBL). The league's several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City. NBA Entertainment and NBA TV studios are directed out of offices located in Secaucus, New Jersey.

TeamsEdit

Division Team City, Region Arena Flagship TV station Flagship radio station
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Boston Celtics Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden Comcast SposrtsNet New England WBZ-FM, WZLX-FM, WBZ-AM
Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn, New York City, New York Barclays Center YES Network, WWOR-TV WFAN-AM, WFAN-FM, WBBR, WLIB
New York Knicks New York City, New York Madison Square Garden MSG Network, MSG+ WEPN-FM, WABC, WADO
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Comcast Network WPEN-AM, WMGK
Toronto Raptors Toronto, Ontario, Canada Air Canada Centre TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, NBA TV Canada CJCL-AM, CHUM-AM
Central Chicago Bulls Chicago, Illinois United Center Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV, WCIU WMVP-AM
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland, Ohio Quicken Loans Arena Fox Sports Ohio, WUAB WTAM/WMMS, WLFM-LP
Detroit Pistons Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills Fox Sports Detroit WMGC, WOMC
Indiana Pacers Indianapolis, Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse Fox Sports Indiana WFNI
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee, Wisconsin BMO Harris Bradley Center Fox Sports Wisconsin WTMJ
Southeast Atlanta Hawks Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena SportSouth WCNN
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte, North Carolina Time Warner Cable Arena SportSouth WFNZ
Miami Heat Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena Sun Sports WAXY, WQBA
Orlando Magic Orlando, Florida Amway Center Fox Sports Flordia WDBO, WONQ
Washington Wizards Washington, D.C. Verizon Center Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic WNEW
Western Conference
Northwest Denver Nuggets Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center Altitude Sports & Entertainment KKFN, KRWZ
Minnesota Timberwolves Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center Fox Sports North WCCO
Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Chesapeake Energy Arena Fox Sports Oklahoma WWLS
Portland Trail Blazers Portland, Oregon Moda Center Comcast SportsNet Northwest, KGW KPOJ
Utah Jazz Salt Lake City, Utah EnergySolutions Arena Root Sports Utah KZNS-AM, KZNS-FM
Pacific Golden State Warriors Oakland, California Oracle Arena Comcast SportsNet Bay Area KNBR, KTCT
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles, California Staples Center Fox Sports West & Prime Ticket, Clippers TV KFWB
Los Angeles Lakers Time Warner Cable SportsNet KSPN, KWKW
Phoenix Suns Phoenix, Arizona Talking Stick Resort Arena Fox Sports Arizona KTAR, KMVP, KPHX
Sacramento Kings Sacramento, California Sleep Train Arena Comcast SportsNet California KHTK, KRCX
Southwest Dallas Mavericks Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center Fox Sports Southwest, KTXA KESN, KFLC
Houston Rockets Houston, Texas Toyota Center Root Sports Southwest KBME, KYST
Memphis Grizzlies Memphis, Tennessee FedExForum SportSouth WMFS-FM
New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans, Louisiana Smoothie King Center Fox Sports New Orleans WWL-FM, WODT
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center Fox Sports Southwest, KMYS, KENS WOAI, KCOR

TV PartnersEdit

Country Partner
United States

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, NBA TV

Canada

NBA TV Canada, TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One

Mexico

ESPN Latin America, Space, America Movil (Claro Sports), NBA TV International

Caribbean ESPN Latin America
Philippines

Fox Sports, Basketball TV, ABS-CBN, NBA Premium, ABS-CBN Sports and Action

China

CCTV-5, Beijing TV, BesTV, Guangdong TV, Now Sports, Videoland Sports, Fox Sports

Spain Canal+ Deportes HD
France beIN Sport
Middle East

Al Jazeera Sports

Turkey CNN Turk
Russia NTV Plus
South America ESPN Latinoamérica, Space
Brazil RedeTV!, ESPN Brasil, Esporte Interativo, Space, SporTV
Argentina Canal 9 Libertad, TyC Sports, DeporTV
Paraguay Canal 13 RPC, Tigo Sports
Uruguay Canal 10, VTV
Colombia RCN Television, Win Sports
Peru PanTel, CMD
Chile TVN, CDO
Ecuador Ecuavisa, TV Cable, Claro TV
Venezuela Televen, Meridiano TV, Sport Plus
India Sony SIX

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