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Dr Iwan suwandy,MHA

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Copyright @ 2012

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Since the TV programs available in Indonesia (TVRI) I have seen a variety of NBA Basketball game around 1970 with current NBA star

 Kareem Abdul Djabar ,

Larry Birth, and then become more attractive since the appearance of NBA superstars

Magic Johson,

Michel Jordan with friends from BULLS and His Rival  just as

Shaq O’Neill,

Charles Berkeley,

Kevin Garnet.


In 1998

 when the international recession which Indonesia is also a very great inflation exchange rate of one dollar down Rp.1500. – To Rp. 15,000 and then became stable range Rp.9000. ‘.

At that time very much NBA basketball cards sold in Jkarta khsusnya at Mall Citra Land that much demand from Trisakti students and Tarumanegara. also at Mall Kelapa ivory in store P%&J. and Mall of Arion.

Inflation due to the decline and extinction of NBA  basketball cards in poipularitas as Michel Jordan despite resignation later improved his popularity with the advent of the new NBA star KOBE and TIM DUNCAN, lots of cards sold at closeout prices still remain with the old Crurency so so very cheap.

I saw this opportunity and  dicided to invest iTrade Card NBA basketball cards especially for the U.S. # 100. – Who was worth RP.Rp/1.500.0000.- can get so many cards that are only sold around Rp. 3000. – Sa, 10,000 pices. only.and I find that investment is very much NBA basketball cards,

 how much the price of NBA trade card now”

2007-08 Upper Deck SPx Basketball Trading Cards

Get 10 packs with 3 cards per pack with this box of 2007-08 Upper Deck SPx Basketball Trading Cards. Find an autograph or memorabilia card in every pack, on average. Look for at least one Autographed Rookie Jersey card per box, on average! Find 3 patch cards numbered to 50 or less in every case, on average! Look for one-of-one …

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this box of 2007-08 Upper Deck SPx Basketball Trading Cards. Find an autograph or memorabilia card in every pack, on average. Look for at least one Autographed Rookie Jersey card per box, on average! Find 3 patch cards numbered to 50 or less in every case, on average! Look for one-of-one …

The price up two times but the card only three in a pack, different form in 1998
the price look at
 

Beckett Basketball Monthly NBA Card Guide – September 2012

 At first I just collect special limited edition card just like the printed just 100 cards down, then the card is a limited edition of the NBA star, then the Rookie card of the top,

 

 

Then I started to compile a CD of electronic books preformance -ROM contains the history of the NBA and basketball cards (Trade card) are popular and this is the result.


I wrote this paper for future generations because of the current NBA star Michel jordan era before there’s nothing to know, this is called Vintage Tr4ade Card, then Jordan era will be divided into sections

 

Collecting basketball cards is one of the greatest hobbies today.  Not only is a hobby, but it is also a serious business for many basketball card collectors.  Some of the most popular basketball cards that are being collected today are basketball rookie cards, autographed cards, and even game worn cards.  When you are looking to buy basketball cards, you have to consider a number of factors such as the popularity of the player, the condition of the card and, is the card graded or not.

How to Increase Your Basketball Cards Value 

When you are trying to sell your basketball cards for a profit you will have to take into consideration the condition of the card.  If the card has scratches on it or any other damage to it, its value will naturally go down.  To increase the value of your basketball cards you can have them graded, which means that a professional grading company will authenticate your cards and give them a grade from 1 to 10, ten being the highest.  This will increase your basketball card values and you will be able to sell them for more money.

Why It’s Important to Use a Basketball Card Price Guide

Using a basketball card price guide is the best thing you can to get an idea on what your basketball cards are really worth.  You can purchase price guides online like the beckett price guide which is what most people use.  If you know a card collector that can see how much your cards are worth that will be also helpful. Its very important that you know what your basketball cards are worth so that you wont sell them for more or less than what they are really worth.

Collecting Basketball Trading Cards

Basketball trading cards are as popular as basketball itself.  Of course some of the most popular basketball players that collectors are searching for are Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant Basketball Cards, and Michael Jordan Basketball Cards.  These are players that basketball card collectors are also interested in and their cards are always in demand.

How to Find Basketball Card Prices

If you want to find out what are the prices of the basketball cards that you have then one thing you can do is use a price guide that will tell you how much it will cost you to buy a specific card and how much you can get when you sell it.  Basketball price guides are usually not expensive but what most people don’t understand is that when you buy a price guide or when you subscribe to a site that gives you basketball card prices for a fee of course, you will have access to a wealth of information about basketball cards.  Basketball card pricing is determined by a number of things such if the card is a rookie card it will more than likely be more valuable.  If a basketball cards is old it is also more valuable to basketball card collectors.  If you have autographed basketball cards then they are more valuable since they are harder to come by.  When you want to know what a specific card is worth you should go to an auction site like eBay for example and look for that card and see how much people are selling it for.

What Are Your Basketball Card Worth?

If you are wondering what your basketball cards are worth then there are a couple of things you can like go to a cards shop and ask the collector how much they are worth.  Also you can go to auction sites like eBay where millions of people are buying and selling basketball cards every day.  To keep your cards in the best condition and therefore there value will stay high, you can make sure that they are storage correctly.  Placing them in hard plastic covers is the best thing you can do because you eliminate the possibility of harming your cards in any way.

Rookie Basketball Cards

Rookie basketball cards are very popular with basketball card collectors because rookie cards are the first year cards of sports players.  Usually people are looking for rookie cards because they are harder to find and they always want to add then to their basketball card collection.  If you are able to find graded basketball rookie cards, even better.  If the cards are not graded then you probably should have them graded.

Where to Buy Basketball Cards

If you want to buy basketball cards but you are not sure where the best place to buy them is, then you can try a couple of places like eBay.  This is one of the most popular auction sites that people and card collectors use.  You can find any card that you want on eBay for affordable prices.  There are also sports sites that sell basketball cards from all the NBA teams.  You can find basketball rookie cards, autographed cards, and even game used cards. Some basketball cards are harder to find like insert cards which are a part of a set and that set name is usually on the back of the card.  Another card that is harder to find because it is more in demand is the game used or game worn basketball card which are cards that have a piece of the player’s jersey on it or another item.  This cards and more you will be able to find at basketball card boxes that you can purchase online.

Buying Autographed Basketball Cards

Autographed basketball cards will always be in demand because they are harder to get a hold of.  Any sports item that is autographed will be more valuable and people will always pay more money for it.  If you are able to find Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Lebron James autographed basketball cards then you have added a lot of value to your basketball card collection.  If these are the cards that you are trying to sell then you shouldn’t have a problem getting good money for them

  NBA  Star History

 part NBA Legend

part1985-1990,

Part 1990 – 1995,

Part 1995-200, a

nd parts 2000-2005.

 

Today of course the NBA lovers are fans of NBA star muthakir King James of Miami Heats, Shaq O’Neill and Michel Jordan retired.


This paper is still a lot lack info and writing technical so comment ko, suggestions and additional information so I would expect.

I dedicate this paper to my son Albert Suwandy Djohan Oetama, because the advice I have successfully invested NBA basketball cards, he was watching the game last Michel Jordan in the 1998 NBA Finals during the Chaos peregantian president Suharto in my house in krelapa Ivory.

 

Jaklarta September 2012

 The Situation of NBA Trade Card now in2012

Normally we don’t bring up price for several reasons. 
 
1 – prices change over time.
 
  2 – the question of value can be subjective. 
 
For some $4 a pack is expensive, for others $200 a box is nothing.  But with 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball we felt it necessary to bring up price to emphasis the level of the “high risk, high reward” nature of this box.  
 
Now lets move to the bulk of the review, the cards.  There are four styles of autograph cards you can pull.  The Panini Preferred Signatures that are standard cards with autographs, Panini Choice Awards styled after the old Cramer’s Choice Award triangular die cuts, the impressive Crown Royale Silhouettes and the Crown Royal die cut signature cards.  There is also a 6 to 8 swatch booklet card in every box.
 
Preferred is unquestionably in our ultra premium cards category.  Each box contains 4 cards, three autographs and one booklet card.
 
Here are the cards we pulled from our box.
 
 
 Ekpe Udoh Preferred Signatures #/49, Darryl Dawkins Preferred Signatures #/74
 
 Brandon Jennings Sihlouette Material/Auto #/49
  
Preferred 7 swatch booklet “Assists” Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Derrick Rose, Dwayne Wade, Chris Paul & Rajon Rondo
 
Overall Look
We have already established how great the Silhouettes are and the die cut award and Royale cards are also good looking.  Normally I don’t have an issue with sticker autos and I understand the production process enough to know how going all on-card for a product is difficult, but at $50 a card, the non-recessed or framed sticker autos are definitely not Preferred, a real shame in a product that otherwise is outstanding.
 
Quality and Variety of Players
Because of the lockout, there are no rookie cards in this product, which enhances the checklist for me personally.  I prefer my high end products to be mainly proven players with established appeal.  I am aware that hot rookies can drive a product and bring big money for those who flip cards, but it increases the risk for anyone who is holding onto these cards long term as the value can spiral downward rather quickly. 
 
Thrill Seeking Fulfillment and Experience
The thrill is there for this product with plenty of chances to hit big cards.
 
Buyers Remorse or Speculator’s Delight
If you are only planning of flipping these cards you might have a difficult time recouping your money unless you buy in bulk to spread the risk which could lead to buyers remorse.  But for those who collect and hold, if you understand the high risk nature of Preferred, there is a good chance you will walk away happy.
 
 

Dr Iwan Suwandy, MHA

 

Kata Pengantar

Sejak program TV tersedia di Indonesia (TVRI) saya telah melihat berbagai pertandingan Basketball NBA sekitar tahun 1970 dengan bintang NBA saat itu Hakeem Abdul Djabar,Larry Birth, dan kemudian menjadi lebih menarik sejak tampilnya mahabintang NBA Michel Jordan dengan teman-temannya dari BULLS dan lawan tanguhnya seperti Shaq O’Neill, Charles Barkeley, Kevin Garnet.

Pada tahun 1998 saat terjadi resesi internasional dimana Indonesia juga terjadi inflasi yang sangat hebat kurs rupiah turun dari satu dollar RP.1500.- menjadi Rp. 15.000 dan kemudian menjadi stabil berkisar Rp.9000.’.

Pada saat itu kartu basket NBA sangat banyak dijual di Jakarta khususnya di Mall Citra Land yang banyak peminatnya dari mahasiswa Trisakti dan Tarumanegara. juga di Mall Kelapa gading di toko P%J. serta Mall Arion.

Akibat Inflasi tersebut kartu basket mengalami kehancuran bauk dalam poipularitas karena mundurnya Michel Jordan walaupun kemudian popularitasnya membaik dengan munculnya bintang NBA baru KOBE dan TIM DUNCAN, banyak kartu dijual dengan obral harga masih tetap dengan kuurs lama sehingga jadi sangat murah sekali.

Saya melihat kesempatan ini, dan mmeutuskan untu berinvestasi di Trade Card khususnya kartu Basket NBA

sebab dengan  US# 100.- yang saat itu bernilai RP.Rp/1.500.0000.- dapat memperoleh sangat banyak kartu yang hanya dijual berkisar Rp. 3000.- sa,pai Rp.10.000. saja.dari investasi tersebut saya menemukan sangat banyak kartu basket NBA ,

Pada awalnya saya hanya mengumpul kartu edisi khusus terbatas saja seperti cetakan  hanya 100 kartu kebawah, kemudian kartu edisi terbatas para bintang NBA, kemudian kartu Rookie papan atas,selanjutnyasaya mulai menyusun suatu buku elektronik dalam CD-ROM berisi sejarah perkembangan NBA dan kartu basket(Trade Card) yang populer dan inilah hasilnya.

Karya tulis ini saya tulis untuk generasi yang akan datang sebab saat ini para Bintang NBA Era sebelum Michel jordan sudah tidak ada yang mengetahuinya, ini dinamakan Vintage Tr4ade Card,

Kemudian era Jordan akan dibagi dalam beberapa bagian NBA STAR  History part legend NBA ,part 1985-1990, Part 1990-1995,Part 1995-200,dan part 2000-2005.

Saat ini tentu para pecinta NBA adalah fans dari bintang NBA muthakir King James dari Miami Heats, Shaq O’Neill dan Michel Jordan sudah pensiun.

Karya tulis ini masih banyak kekurangannya sehingga komentar,saran dan tambahan informasi sangat saya harapkan.

Karya tulis ini saya dedikasikan kepada Putra saya Albert suwandy Djohan Oetama, karena atas sarannya saya telah berhasil menginvestasikan kartu basket NBA , Ia masih menonton pertandingan terakhir Michel Jordan dalam Final NBA tahun 1998 saat terjadi Chaos pergantian presiden suharto dirumah saya di krelapa Gading.

Jaklarta September 2012

Dr Iwan suwandy,MHA

Top 10 Basketball Players To Collect

LeBron James

1) LeBron James-King James is the face of the NBA right now and his rookie cards are already pretty high in price. LeBron came close to getting to the NBA finals last year but fell short. If King James can ever win an NBA Championship, his rookie cards will shoot up even more in value.LeBron’s rookie cards can be found in 2003-04 basketball card sets.

 

NBA Rookie Cards

Dwyane Wade

4) Dwyane Wade-“DWADE” is already an established superstar and his cards, much like LeBron’s, are already up there in price. But if you have the cash, grab a few of his rookies and put them away.Wade’s rookie cards can be found in 2003-04 basketball card sets.

 

NBA Rookie Cards

Kobe Bryant

5) Kobe Bryant-Kobe has been in the league for a long time and he has accomplished a lot with the Los Angeles Lakers.Kobe and his Lakers are coming off a Championship season in 2008-09. His best rookie card is his 1996-97 Topps Chrome. And it won’t come cheap as it will set you back about $200. Maybe try for a few of his lwer end rookies if you can’t shell out that kind of cash. Maybe his Bowmans Best card could be a option for you.Kobe’s rookies can be found in 1996-97 basketball card sets.

 
 

NBA Rookie Cards

Danny Granger

6) Danny Granger-This guy is a prolific scoring machine and is only getting better as time goes by. He plays in Indiana for the Pacers so he doesn’t get a lot of national exposure. But, believe me, you have got to get his rookie cards right now while they are still affordable.Danny Granger rookie cards can be found in 2005-06 basketball card sets.

 
 

NBA Rookie Cards

Andrew Bynum

7
) Andrew Bynum-Playing on the same team as Kobe Bryant can only help this kid get better and better. Bynum could be the next superstar Center in the NBA so you better grab his rookies now before they head up in price.Andrew Bynum rookie cards can be found in 2005-06 basketball card sets.

 
 

NBA Rookie Cards

Deron Williams

8) Deron Williams-And up and coming point guard, Williams plays in Utah for the Jazz. He and Chris Paul are always getting compared to each other. A great point guard in the making.Deron Williams’ rookie cards can be found in 2005-06 basketball card sets.

 
 

NBA Rookie Cards

Chris Paul

2) Chris Paul-One of the best point guards in the NBA and his cards are still rising in value. So you better pick them up now.Chris Paul’s nickname is “CP3” and his rookie cards can be found in 2005-06 basketball card sets.

 
 

NBA Rookie Cards

Dwight Howard

3) Dwight Howard-The best power forward in the NBA right now and his rookie cards’ value continue to rise. Howard came close to winning an NBA title in 2008-09. But his team, the Orlando Magic, fell short as they lost to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.Howard’s rookie cards can be found 2004-05 basketball card sets.

 
 

NBA Rookie Cards

Kevin Durant

9) Kevin Durant-This kid is another great scorer that doesn’t get much national attention because he plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. But picking up his rookie cards is a great idea right now.Kevin Durant rookie cards can be found in 2007-08 basketball card sets.

 
 

NBA Rookie Cards

Brandon Roy

1
0) Brandon Roy-Another potentially great point guard in the making. And he plays on an up and coming team in the Portland Trailblazers. Roy hit some big shots for the Blazers in 2008-09 and he is getting better each year he is in the NBA. Better get his rookie cards now.Brandon Roy rookie cards can be found in 2006-07 basketball card sets

INTRODUCTION

NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award

From Wikipedia

 

The National Basketball Association All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (MVP) is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given to the player(s) voted best of the annual All-Star Game. The award was established in 1953 when NBA officials decided to designate an MVP for each year’s game. The league also re-honored players from the previous two All-Star Games. Ed Macauley and Paul Arizin were selected as the 1951 and 1952 MVP winners respectively.[1] The voting is conducted by a panel of media members, who cast their vote after the conclusion of the game. The player(s) with the most votes or ties for the most votes wins the award.[2] No All-Star Game MVP was named in 1999 since the game was canceled due to the league’s lockout.[3]

Bob Pettit and Kobe Bryant are the only two players to win the All-Star Game MVP four times. Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, and Shaquille O’Neal have each won the award three times, while Bob Cousy, Julius Erving, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Allen Iverson, and LeBron James have all won the award twice. James’ first All-Star MVP in 2006 made him the youngest to have ever won the award at the age of 21.[4] Four of the games had joint winners—Elgin Baylor and Pettit in 1959, John Stockton and Malone in 1993, O’Neal and Tim Duncan in 2000, as well as Bryant and O’Neal in 2009. O’Neal became the first player in All-Star history to share two MVP awards. The Los Angeles Lakers have had eleven winners while the Boston Celtics have had eight. Duncan of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the only winner not born in the United States. Duncan is an American citizen, but is considered an “international” player by the NBA because he was not born in one of the fifty states or Washington, D.C.[5] No player trained entirely outside the U.S. has won the award; Duncan played U.S. college basketball at Wake Forest. The 2011 All-Star Game MVP was Bryant. The 2012 All star Game MVP was Kevin Durant.[6]

Winners

 

Wilt Chamberlain holding a basketball

Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain won the award in the 1960 NBA All-Star Game.

head shot of Michael Jordan

Hall of Famer Michael Jordan won the award three times in his career.

head shot of Charles Barkley

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley won the award in the 1991 NBA All-Star Game.

Shaquille O'Neal preparing to shoot a free throw

Shaquille O’Neal has won the award three times in his career.

Kobe Bryant at a game

Kobe Bryant has won the award four times in his career.

^ Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the MVP award
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won
Season Player Position Nationality Team
1951 Macauley, EdEd Macauley* Center/Forward  United States Boston Celtics
1952 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* Forward/Guard  United States Philadelphia Warriors
1953 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan* Center  United States Minneapolis Lakers
1954 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* Guard  United States Boston Celtics (2)
1955 Sharman, BillBill Sharman* Guard  United States Boston Celtics (3)
1956 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* Forward/Center  United States St. Louis Hawks
1957 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* (2) Guard  United States Boston Celtics (4)
1958 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (2) Forward/Center  United States St. Louis Hawks (2)
1959[a] Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Forward  United States Minneapolis Lakers (2)
1959[a] Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (3) Forward/Center  United States St. Louis Hawks (3)
1960 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* Center  United States Philadelphia Warriors (2)
1961 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals
1962 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* (4) Forward/Center  United States St. Louis Hawks (4)
1963 Russell, BillBill Russell* Center  United States Boston Celtics (5)
1964 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (2) Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals (2)
1965 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas* Forward/Center  United States Cincinnati Royals (3)
1966 Smith, AdrianAdrian Smith Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals (4)
1967 Barry, RickRick Barry* Forward  United States San Francisco Warriors (3)
1968 Greer, HalHal Greer* Guard/Forward  United States Philadelphia 76ers
1969 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (3) Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals (5)
1970 Reed, WillisWillis Reed* Center/Forward  United States New York Knicks
1971 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* Guard  United States Seattle SuperSonics
1972 West, JerryJerry West* Guard/Forward  United States Los Angeles Lakers (3)
1973 Cowens, DaveDave Cowens* Center/Forward  United States Boston Celtics (6)
1974 Lanier, BobBob Lanier* Center  United States Detroit Pistons
1975 Frazier, WaltWalt Frazier* Guard  United States New York Knicks (2)
1976 Bing, DaveDave Bing* Guard  United States Washington Bullets
1977 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* Forward/Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers (2)
1978 Smith, RandyRandy Smith Guard/Forward  United States Buffalo Braves
1979 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson* Guard/Forward  United States Denver Nuggets
1980 Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin* Guard/Forward  United States San Antonio Spurs
1981 Archibald, NateNate Archibald* Guard  United States Boston Celtics (7)
1982 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* Forward  United States Boston Celtics (8)
1983 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* (2) Forward/Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers (3)
1984 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* Guard  United States Detroit Pistons (2)
1985 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson* Center/Forward  United States Houston Rockets
1986 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* (2) Guard  United States Detroit Pistons (3)
1987 Chambers, TomTom Chambers Forward/Center  United States Seattle SuperSonics (2)
1988 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Guard  United States Chicago Bulls
1989 Malone, KarlKarl Malone Forward  United States Utah Jazz
1990 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers (4)
1991 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* Forward  United States Philadelphia 76ers (4)
1992 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson* (2) Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers (5)
1993[a] Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* Guard  United States Utah Jazz (2)
1993[a] Malone, KarlKarl Malone* (2) Forward  United States Utah Jazz (3)
1994 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* Forward/Guard  United States Chicago Bulls (2)
1995 Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond Guard  United States Sacramento Kings (6)
1996 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (2) Guard  United States Chicago Bulls (3)
1997 Rice, GlenGlen Rice Forward  United States Charlotte Hornets
1998 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (3) Guard  United States Chicago Bulls (4)
1999 Not awarded as the game was canceled due to the league’s lockout.[3]
2000[a] O’Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O’Neal Center  United States Los Angeles Lakers (6)
2000[a] Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ Forward/Center  United States[b] San Antonio Spurs (2)
2001 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers (5)
2002 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers (7)
2003 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ Forward  United States Minnesota Timberwolves
2004 O’Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O’Neal (2) Center  United States Los Angeles Lakers (8)
2005 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson (2) Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers (6)
2006 James, LeBronLeBron James^ Forward  United States Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ (2) Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers (9)
2008 James, LeBronLeBron James^ (2) Forward  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (2)
2009[a] Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ (3) Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers (10)
2009[a] O’Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O’Neal (3) Center  United States Phoenix Suns
2010 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade^ Guard  United States Miami Heat
2011 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ (4) Guard  United States Los Angeles Lakers (11)
2012 Durant, KevinKevin Durant^ Forward  United States Oklahoma City Thunder

List of NBA champions

Source Wiki

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (or Basketball Association of America (BAA) from 1946–49) Finals is the championship series for the NBA and the conclusion of the sport’s postseason. All Finals have been played in a best-of-seven format, and contested between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference (formerly Divisions before 1970), except in 1950 in which the Eastern Division champion faced the winner between the Western and Central Division champions. Prior to 1949, the playoffs were instituted a three-stage tournament where the two semifinal winners played each other in the finals.[1][2][3] The winning team of the series receives the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

The home-and-away format in the NBA Finals was in a 2–2–1–1–1 format (that is, the team with the better regular season record plays on their home court in Games 1, 2, 5 and 7) until 1985 (except 1949 and 19531955, in a 2–3–2 format;[4][5][6][7] 1956 and 1971, in 1–1–1–1–1–1–1 format;[8][9] 1975 and 1978, in a 1–2–2–1–1 format).[10][11] After 1985, the games were changed to a 2–3–2 format (the team with the better regular season record plays on their home court in Games 1, 2, 6 and 7).[12]

The Eastern Conference/Division leads the Western Conference/Division in series won (35–27). The defunct Central Division won one championship. The Boston Celtics and the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers alone own half of the titles, having won a combined 33 of 66 championships.

Trophies

 

 

The original Walter A. Brown Trophy displayed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

 

 

The Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. This trophy design was commissioned in 1977 to replace the original, retaining the Walter A. Brown Trophy name until 1984.

[edit] Walter A. Brown Trophy

The Walter A. Brown Trophy was a trophy awarded to the BAA/NBA champions from 1949 to 1977. The trophy was kept by the winning team for one year and given to the winning team of the following year’s finals, unless the previous team won again, much like the NHL’s Stanley Cup, which continues that tradition to this day.

The trophy was originally referred to as the NBA Finals trophy,[13] but was renamed in 1964 after Walter A. Brown, the original owner of the Boston Celtics who was instrumental in merging the BAA and the National Basketball League into the NBA in 1949.[14][15]

A new trophy design was created for the 1977 NBA Finals, although it retained the Walter A. Brown title. Unlike the original championship trophy, the new trophy was given permanently to the winning team and a new one was made every year. It was renamed the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in 1984 to honor former NBA commissioner Larry O’Brien.[16][17][18]

The inaugural winner of the trophy was the Philadelphia Warriors, who defeated the Chicago Stags.[19] The Boston Celtics won the trophy 14 times, the most in league history. From 1957 to 1969, they won the NBA Finals 11 out of 13 times, including eight consecutive wins. The final recipient of the trophy was the Philadelphia 76ers, who defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1983 NBA Finals.

[edit] Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy

Main article: Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy

As mentioned above, the trophy was renamed to the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in 1984 in honor of Larry O’Brien, who served as the NBA commissioner from 1975 to 1983.[16] The trophy is made out of 14.5 pounds of sterling silver and vermeil with a 24 karat gold overlay, and stands 2 feet (0.61 m) tall. It is designed to look like a basketball about to enter a net. The year and team names are engraved on the trophies, and are often prominently displayed in the team’s arena.[17][18][20]

The Boston Celtics were the inaugural winner of the renamed trophy in 1984 defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games (4–3) in the 1984 NBA Finals.[21] The Los Angeles Lakers have won the trophy eight times, and the Chicago Bulls have won it six times.[22] The Miami Heat are the current holders after winning the title in 2012.

 

 

 

 

[edit] Champions

[edit] Legend

 

 

Bold

Winning team of the NBA Finals

 

Had or tied for the best regular season record for that season

[edit] BAA champions

Year

Western Champion

Result

Eastern Champion

Reference

1947

Chicago Stags

1–4

Philadelphia Warriors

[23]

1948

Baltimore Bullets[a]

4–2

Philadelphia Warriors

[24]

1949

Minneapolis Lakers

4–2

Washington Capitols

[25]

[edit] NBA champions

Year

Western Champion

Result

Eastern Champion

Reference

1950

Minneapolis Lakers[b]

4–2

Syracuse Nationals

[27][26]

1951

Rochester Royals

4–3

New York Knicks

[28]

1952

Minneapolis Lakers

4–3

New York Knicks

[29]

1953

Minneapolis Lakers

4–1

New York Knicks

[30]

1954

Minneapolis Lakers

4–3

Syracuse Nationals

[31]

1955

Fort Wayne Pistons

3–4

Syracuse Nationals

[32]

1956

Fort Wayne Pistons

1–4

Philadelphia Warriors

[33]

1957

St. Louis Hawks

3–4

Boston Celtics

[34]

1958

St. Louis Hawks

4–2

Boston Celtics

[35]

1959

Minneapolis Lakers

0–4

Boston Celtics

[36]

1960

St. Louis Hawks

3–4

Boston Celtics

[37]

1961

St. Louis Hawks

1–4

Boston Celtics

[38]

1962

Los Angeles Lakers

3–4

Boston Celtics

[39]

1963

Los Angeles Lakers

2–4

Boston Celtics

[40]

1964[c]

San Francisco Warriors

1–4

Boston Celtics

[41]

1965

Los Angeles Lakers

1–4

Boston Celtics

[42]

1966

Los Angeles Lakers

3–4

Boston Celtics

[43]

1967

San Francisco Warriors

2–4

Philadelphia 76ers

[44]

1968

Los Angeles Lakers

2–4

Boston Celtics

[45]

1969

Los Angeles Lakers

3–4

Boston Celtics

[46]

1970

Los Angeles Lakers

3–4

New York Knicks

[47]

1971

Milwaukee Bucks

4–0

Baltimore Bullets

[48]

1972

Los Angeles Lakers

4–1

New York Knicks

[49]

1973

Los Angeles Lakers

1–4

New York Knicks

[50]

1974

Milwaukee Bucks

3–4

Boston Celtics

[51]

1975

Golden State Warriors

4–0

Washington Bullets

[52]

1976

Phoenix Suns

2–4

Boston Celtics

[53]

1977[d]

Portland Trail Blazers

4–2

Philadelphia 76ers

[54]

1978

Seattle SuperSonics

3–4

Washington Bullets

[55]

1979

Seattle SuperSonics

4–1

Washington Bullets

[56]

1980

Los Angeles Lakers

4–2

Philadelphia 76ers

[57]

1981

Houston Rockets

2–4

Boston Celtics

[58]

1982

Los Angeles Lakers

4–2

Philadelphia 76ers

[59]

1983

Los Angeles Lakers

0–4

Philadelphia 76ers

[60]

1984[e]

Los Angeles Lakers

3–4

Boston Celtics

[21]

1985

Los Angeles Lakers

4–2

Boston Celtics

[61]

1986

Houston Rockets

2–4

Boston Celtics

[62]

1987

Los Angeles Lakers

4–2

Boston Celtics

[63]

1988

Los Angeles Lakers

4–3

Detroit Pistons

[64]

1989

Los Angeles Lakers

0–4

Detroit Pistons

[65]

1990

Portland Trail Blazers

1–4

Detroit Pistons

[66]

1991

Los Angeles Lakers

1–4

Chicago Bulls

[67]

1992

Portland Trail Blazers

2–4

Chicago Bulls

[68]

1993

Phoenix Suns

2–4

Chicago Bulls

[69]

1994

Houston Rockets

4–3

New York Knicks

[70]

1995

Houston Rockets

4–0

Orlando Magic

[71]

1996

Seattle SuperSonics

2–4

Chicago Bulls

[72]

1997

Utah Jazz

2–4

Chicago Bulls

[73]

1998

Utah Jazz

2–4

Chicago Bulls

[74]

1999[f]

San Antonio Spurs

4–1

New York Knicks

[76]

2000

Los Angeles Lakers

4–2

Indiana Pacers

[77]

2001

Los Angeles Lakers

4–1

Philadelphia 76ers

[78]

2002

Los Angeles Lakers

4–0

New Jersey Nets

[79]

2003

San Antonio Spurs

4–2

New Jersey Nets

[80]

2004

Los Angeles Lakers

1–4

Detroit Pistons

[81]

2005

San Antonio Spurs

4–3

Detroit Pistons

[82]

2006

Dallas Mavericks

2–4

Miami Heat

[83]

2007

San Antonio Spurs

4–0

Cleveland Cavaliers

[84]

2008

Los Angeles Lakers

2–4

Boston Celtics

[85]

2009

Los Angeles Lakers

4–1

Orlando Magic

[86]

2010

Los Angeles Lakers

4–3

Boston Celtics

[87]

2011

Dallas Mavericks

4–2

Miami Heat

[88]

2012[g]

Oklahoma City Thunder

1–4

Miami Heat

[91]

[edit] Results by teams

Teams

Win

Loss

Total

Year(s) won

Year(s) lost

Boston Celtics

17

4

21

1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968,
1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984,
1986, 2008
1958, 1985, 1987, 2010
Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers

16

15

31

1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954,
1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987,
1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009,
2010
1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966,
1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1983,
1984, 1989, 1991, 2004, 2008
Chicago Bulls

6

0

6

1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997,
1998

San Antonio Spurs

4

0

4

1999, 2003, 2005, 2007

Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers

3

6

9

1955, 1967, 1983 1950, 1954, 1977, 1980, 1982,
2001
Fort Wayne / Detroit Pistons

3

4

7

1989, 1990, 2004 1955, 1956, 1988, 2005
Philadelphia / San Francisco / Golden State Warriors

3

3

6

1947, 1956, 1975 1948, 1964, 1967
New York Knicks

2

6

8

1970, 1973 1951, 1952, 1953, 1972, 1994,
1999
Houston Rockets

2

2

4

1994, 1995 1981, 1986
Miami Heat

2

1

3

2006, 2012 2011
Baltimore / Washington Bullets (now Washington Wizards)

1

3

4

1978 1971, 1975, 1979
St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks

1

3

4

1958 1957, 1960, 1961
Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder

1

3

4

1979 1978, 1996, 2012
Portland Trail Blazers

1

2

3

1977 1990, 1992
Dallas Mavericks

1

1

2

2011 2006
Milwaukee Bucks

1

1

2

1971 1974
Rochester Royals (now Sacramento Kings)

1

0

1

1951

Baltimore Bullets (folded in 1954)[a]

1

0

1

1948

New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets)

0

2

2

2002, 2003
Orlando Magic

0

2

2

1995, 2009
Phoenix Suns

0

2

2

1976, 1993
Utah Jazz

0

2

2

1997, 1998
Cleveland Cavaliers

0

1

1

2007
Indiana Pacers

0

1

1

2000
Chicago Stags (folded in 1950)

0

1

1

1947
Washington Capitols (folded in 1951)

0

1

1

1949

[edit] Notes

  1. 1.     ^ Not affiliated with the present-day Washington Wizards who were known as the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets from 1963 to 1997.
  2. 2.     ^ Due to the NBA’s realignment into three divisions, the team with the best regular season record after the Divisional Finals advanced automatically to the NBA Finals while the other two teams faced off in the NBA Semifinals to determine the other finalist. Eastern Division champion Syracuse had the best regular season record among the division champions, causing Central Division (no relation to the current Central Division) champion Minneapolis to face Western Division champion Anderson Packers in the NBA Semifinals.[26]
  3. 3.     ^ The trophy was renamed for Walter A. Brown.
  4. 4.     ^ The trophy was replaced by a new design.[17][18]
  5. 5.     ^ The trophy was renamed for Larry O’Brien.
  6. 6.     ^ Due to a lockout, the season did not start until February 5, 1999, and all 29 teams played a shortened 50 game regular season schedule.[75]
  7. 7.     ^ Due to a lockout, the season did not start until December 25, 2011 and all 30 teams played a shortened 66-game regular season schedule

The history Of NBA

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National Basketball Association

 
Current season or competition:
2012–13 NBA season
NBALogo.svg
Sport Basketball
Founded June 6, 1946,
New York City, United States
Commissioner David Stern
Motto Where Amazing Happens
Inaugural season 1946–47
No. of teams 30
Country(ies) United States (29 teams)
Canada (1 team)
Continent FIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent champion(s) Miami Heat (2nd title)
Most titles Boston Celtics (17 titles)
TV partner(s) ABC
ESPN
TNT
NBA TV
Official website www.NBA.com

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men’s professional basketball league in North America. With thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), the NBA is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world. It is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB),[1] 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 4 major North American professional sports leagues. NBA players are the world’s best paid sportsmen, by average annual salary per player.[2]

The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA).[3] The league adopted the name National Basketball Association in 1949 after merging with 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.

Contents

 

[edit] History

[edit] Creation and merger

The Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by owners of the major ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada. On November 1, 1946, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, in a game the NBA now regards as the first played in its history.[4] Although there had been earlier attempts at professional basketball leagues, including the American Basketball League and the NBL, the BAA was the first league to attempt to play primarily in large arenas in major cities. During its early years, the quality of play in the BAA was not significantly better than in competing leagues or among leading independent clubs such as the Harlem Globetrotters. For instance, the 1948 ABL finalist Baltimore Bullets moved to the BAA and won that league’s 1948 title, and the 1948 NBL champion Minneapolis Lakers won the 1949 BAA title.

The headquarters of the National Basketball Association in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, USA.[5]

On August 3, 1949, the BAA agreed to merge with the NBL, creating the new National Basketball Association.[6] The new league had seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities,[6] as well as large arenas and smaller gymnasiums and armories. In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1953–54, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises, all of which are still in the league (the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Royals/Kings, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and Nationals/76ers). The process of contraction saw the league’s smaller-city franchises move to larger cities. The Hawks shifted from “Tri-Cities” (the area now known as the Quad Cities) to Milwaukee (in 1951) and then to St. Louis, Missouri (in 1955); the Royals from Rochester, New York to Cincinnati (in 1957); and the Pistons from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Detroit (in 1957).

Although Japanese-American Wataru Misaka technically broke the NBA color barrier in the 1947–48 season when he played for the New York Knicks, 1950 is recognized as the year the NBA integrated. This year witnessed the addition of African American players by several teams, including Chuck Cooper with the Celtics, Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton with the Knicks, and Earl Lloyd with the Washington Capitols. During this period, the Minneapolis Lakers, led by center George Mikan, won five NBA Championships and established themselves as the league’s first dynasty.[7] To encourage shooting and discourage stalling, the league introduced the 24-second shot clock in 1954.[8] If a team does not attempt to score a field goal (or the ball fails to make contact with the rim) within 24 seconds of obtaining the ball, play is stopped and the ball given to its opponent.

[edit] Celtics’ dominance, league expansion, and competition

In 1957, rookie center Bill Russell joined the Boston Celtics, who already featured guard Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, and went on to lead the club to eleven NBA titles in thirteen seasons. Center Wilt Chamberlain entered the league with the Warriors in 1959 and became a dominant individual star of the 1960s, setting new single game records in scoring (100) and rebounding (55). Russell’s rivalry with Chamberlain became one of the greatest in the history of American team sports.

Bill Russell defending Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.

The 1960s were dominated by the Celtics. Led by Russell, Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, Boston won eight straight championships in the NBA from the 1959–66. This championship streak is the longest in NBA history. They did not win the title in 1966-67, but regained it in the 1967-68 season and repeated in 1969. The domination totaled nine of the 10 championship banners of the 1960s.[9]

Through this period, the NBA continued to strengthen with the shift of the Minneapolis Lakers to Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, the Syracuse Nationals to Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia 76ers, and the St. Louis Hawks moving to Atlanta, as well as the addition of its first expansion franchises. The Chicago Packers (now Washington Wizards) became the ninth NBA team in 1961. From 1966 to 1968, the league expanded from 9 to 14 teams, introducing the Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder), San Diego Rockets (who relocated to Houston four years later), Milwaukee Bucks, and Phoenix Suns.

In 1967, the league faced a new external threat with the formation of the American Basketball Association (ABA). The leagues engaged in a bidding war. The NBA landed the most important college star of the era, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor). However, the NBA’s leading scorer, Rick Barry, jumped to the ABA, as did four veteran referees—Norm Drucker, Earl Strom, John Vanak, and Joe Gushue.[10]

In 1969, Alan Siegel, who oversaw the design of Jerry Dior’s Major League Baseball logo a year prior, created the modern NBA logo inspired by the MLB’s. It incorporates the silhouette of the legendary Jerry West based on a photo by Wen Roberts, although NBA officials denied a particular player as being its influence because, according to Siegel, “They want to institutionalize it rather than individualize it. It’s become such a ubiquitous, classic symbol and focal point of their identity and their licensing program that they don’t necessarily want to identify it with one player.” The iconic logo debuted in 1971 and would remain a fixture of the NBA brand.[11][12]

The ABA succeeded in signing a number of major stars in the ’70s, including Julius Erving of the Virginia Squires, in part because it allowed teams to sign college undergraduates. The NBA expanded rapidly during this period, one purpose being to tie up the most viable cities. From 1966 to 1974, the NBA grew from nine franchises to 18. In 1970, the Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Buffalo Braves (now the Los Angeles Clippers) all made their debuts expanding the league to 17.[13] The New Orleans Jazz (now in Utah) came aboard in 1974 bringing the total to 18. Following the 1976 season, the leagues reached a settlement that provided for the addition of four ABA franchises to the NBA, raising the number of franchises in the league at that time to 22. The franchises added were the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, and New York Nets (now the Brooklyn Nets). Some of the biggest stars of this era were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rick Barry, Dave Cowens, Julius Erving, Elvin Hayes, Walt Frazier, Moses Malone, Artis Gilmore, George Gervin, Dan Issel, and Pete Maravich. The end of the decade, however, saw declining TV ratings, low attendance and drug-related player issues – both perceived and real – that threatened to derail the NBA.

[edit] Surging popularity

Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson and Boston Celtics Larry Bird in Game Two of the 1985 NBA Finals at Boston Garden.

The league added the ABA’s innovative three-point field goal beginning in 1979 to open up the game. That same year, rookies Larry Bird and Magic Johnson joined the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers respectively, initiating a period of significant growth in fan interest in the NBA throughout the country and the world. In 1984 they played against each other for the first time in the NBA Finals. Johnson went on to lead the Lakers to five titles, and Bird went on to lead the Celtics to three. Also in the early ’80s, the NBA added one more expansion franchise, the Dallas Mavericks, bringing the total to 23 teams. Later on, Larry Bird won the first three three-point shooting contests. Current league commissioner David Stern took office on April 1, 1984, and oversaw the expansion and growth of the NBA to a global commodity.

Michael Jordan going in for a dunk

Michael Jordan entered the league in 1984 with the Chicago Bulls, providing an even more popular star to support growing interest in the league. This resulted in more cities demanding teams of their own. In 1988 and 1989, four cities got their wishes as the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and Minnesota Timberwolves made their NBA debuts, bringing the total to 27 teams. In the first year of the 1990s, the Detroit Pistons would win the second of their back-to-back titles, led by Chuck Daly and Isiah Thomas. Jordan and Scottie Pippen would lead the Bulls to two three-peats in eight years during the 1991–98 seasons. Hakeem Olajuwon won back-to-back titles with the Houston Rockets in ’94 and ’95.

The 1992 Olympic basketball Dream Team, the first to use current NBA stars, featured Michael Jordan as the anchor, along with Bird, Magic, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Chris Mullin, Charles Barkley, and Christian Laettner.

In 1995, the NBA expanded to Canada with the addition of the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Toronto Raptors. In 2001, the Vancouver Grizzlies relocated to Memphis, which left the Raptors as the only Canadian team in the NBA. In 1996, the NBA created a women’s league, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). In 1998, the NBA owners began a lockout which lasted 191 days and was settled on January 18, 1999. As a result of this lockout the 1998–99 NBA season was reduced from 82 to 50 games (61% of a normal season), and the All-Star Game was cancelled. The San Antonio Spurs won their first championship, and first by a former ABA team, by beating the New York Knicks, who were the first, and to this date, the only, eighth seed to ever make the NBA Finals.

[edit] Modern era

Since the breakup of the Chicago Bulls championship roster in the summer of 1998, the Western Conference has dominated, with the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs combining to win the title in nine of fourteen years. Tim Duncan and David Robinson won the 1999 championship with the Spurs, and Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant started the 2000s with three consecutive championships for the Lakers. The Spurs reclaimed the title in 2003 against the Nets. In 2004, the Lakers returned to the Finals, only to fall in five games to the Detroit Pistons.

Dirk Nowitzki and John Wall in action as the Dallas Mavericks face the Washington Wizards in 2011

After the Spurs took home the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in 2005, the 2006 Finals featured two franchises making their inaugural Finals appearances. The Miami Heat, led by their star shooting guard, Dwyane Wade, and Shaquille O’Neal, who had been traded from the Lakers during the 2004 summer, won the series over the Dallas Mavericks in 6 after losing the first two games. The Lakers/Spurs dominance continued in 2007 with a four-game sweep by the Spurs over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were led by LeBron James. The 2008 Finals saw a rematch of the league’s highest profile rivalry, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, with the Celtics prevailing, for their league leading 17th championship, thanks to their new big three of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett.

In 2009, the Lakers with Kobe Bryant returned to the Finals, this time defeating the Dwight Howard-led Orlando Magic.[14] Kobe Bryant won his first Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award award in his 13th season after leading the Lakers to their first NBA championship since the departure of Shaquille O’Neal.[15]

The 2010 NBA All-Star Game was held at Cowboys Stadium in front of the largest crowd ever, 108,713.[16] At the end of that season, the Celtics and the Lakers renewed their rivalry from 2008 when they met again in the NBA Finals for a record 12th time. The Lakers won the title in Game 7, 83–79.[17] Before the start of the 2010–11 season the NBA had an exciting summer with one of the most anticipated free agent classes of all time. Two of which signed, and one resigned, with the Miami Heat, leading to a season that was heavily centered on their eventual success or failure at taking home the championship. The Heat, led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, did in fact make the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, in a rematch for the franchises of the 2006 Finals. The Mavericks, led by Dirk Nowitzki (the eventual NBA Finals MVP), took the series in six games. This was the Mavericks’ first title. Other veterans like Shawn Marion, Jason Kidd, and Jason Terry also won their first titles with Nowitzki.

On July 1, 2011, at 12:01 a.m., the NBA announced another lockout.[18] After the first few weeks of the season were canceled, the players and owners ratified a new collective bargaining agreement on December 8, 2011, setting up a shortened 66-game season.[19]

[edit] International influence

Further information: List of foreign NBA players
This list of “famous” or “notable” sporting persons has no clear inclusion or exclusion criteria. Please help to define clear inclusion criteria and edit the list to contain only subjects that fit that criteria. (June 2012)

Following pioneers like Dražen Petrović (Croatia) who joined the NBA in the late 1980s, an increasing number of international players have moved directly from playing elsewhere in the world to starring in the NBA. Below is a short list of notable foreign players, either currently or formerly active in the league:

On some occasions, young players, most but not all from the English-speaking world, have attended U.S. colleges before playing in the NBA. Notable examples are:

Since 2006, the NBA has faced Euroleague teams in exhibition matches in the NBA Europe Live Tour and since 2009 in the Euroleague American Tour.

The 2009–10 season season opened with a record of 83 international players on the opening night rosters, tying the record set in the 2006–07 season.[20]

[edit] Other developments

In 2001, an affiliated minor league, the National Basketball Development League, now called the NBA Development League (or D-League) was created.[21] Before the league was started, there were strong rumors that the NBA would purchase the CBA, and call it its developmental league, as the Continental Basketball Association was its “minor league” affiliate for years. 20% of NBA players spent time in this league and over 143 players have been called up to play in the NBA.[citation needed]

In 2004, two years after the Hornets’ relocation to New Orleans, the NBA returned to North Carolina as the Charlotte Bobcats were formed as an expansion team.

In 2005, the Hornets relocated to Oklahoma City for two seasons because of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. In 2007, the Hornets returned to New Orleans.

On June 28, 2006, a new official game ball was introduced for the 2006–07 season, marking the first change to the ball in over 35 years and only the second ball in 60 seasons.[22] Manufactured by Spalding, the new ball featured a new design and new synthetic material that Spalding claimed offered a better grip, feel, and consistency than the original ball. However, many players were vocal in their disdain for the new ball, saying that it was too sticky when dry, and too slippery when wet.

On December 11, 2006, Commissioner Stern announced that beginning January 1, 2007, the NBA would return to the traditional leather basketball in use prior to the 2006–07 season. The change was influenced by frequent player complaints and confirmed hand injuries (cuts) caused by the microfiber ball.[23] The Players’ Association had filed a suit in behalf of the players against the NBA over the new ball.[24] As of 2006, the NBA team jerseys are manufactured by Adidas, which purchased the previous supplier, Reebok.

On July 19, 2007, the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated allegations that veteran NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on basketball games he officiated over the past two seasons and that he made calls affecting the point spread in those games.[25] On August 15, 2007, Donaghy pleaded guilty to two federal charges related to the investigation. However, he could face additional charges if it is determined that he deliberately miscalled individual games. Donaghy claimed in 2008 that certain refs were friendly with players and “company men” for the NBA. Donaghy alleged that refs influenced the outcome of certain playoff and finals games in 2002 and 2005. NBA commissioner David Stern denied the allegations and said Donaghy was a convicted felon and a “singing, cooperating witness”.[26] Donaghy served 15 months in prison and was released in November 2009.[27] According to an independent study by Ronald Beech of Game 6 of the NBA 2002 Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and Kings, although the refs increased the Lakers’ chances of winning through foul calls during the game, there was no collusion to fix the game. On alleged “star treatment” during Game 6 by the refs toward certain players, Beech claimed, “there does seem to be issues with different standards and allowances for different players.” [28]

On July 2, 2008, it was announced that the Seattle SuperSonics would relocate to Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Thunder began playing in the 2008–09 season.

On October 11, 2008, the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets played the first outdoor game in the modern era of the NBA at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.[29]

On September 1, 2009, the contract between the NBA and its referees expired, creating a referee lockout. On October 1, 2009, the first preseason games were played and replacement referees from the WNBA and NBA Development League were used. The last time replacement referees were used was the beginning of the 1995–96 season.[30] The NBA and the regular referees reached a deal on October 23, 2009.[31]

In 2011 the first official NBA league games on European ground took place. In two matchups the New Jersey Nets faced the Toronto Raptors in London‘s O2 Arena in front of over 20,000 fans.

In July 2011, the NBA laid off around 114 league employees (about 11 percent of all the league office workforce) to save money.[32]

The 2011–12 NBA season, scheduled to begin November 1, 2011 with a matchup between the defending champion Dallas Mavericks and the Chicago Bulls, was postponed due to a labor dispute. The lockout officially ended on December 8, 2011, when players and owners ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, and the season began on Christmas Day.

On April 30, 2012, the New Jersey Nets officially changed their name to the Brooklyn Nets. They will begin playing in the New York City borough of Brooklyn in the 2012–13 season.

[edit] Teams

The NBA originated in 1946 with 11 teams, and through a sequence of team expansions, reductions, and relocations currently consists of 30 teams. The United States is home to 29 teams and one is located in Canada. The Boston Celtics have won the most championships with 17 NBA Finals wins. The second most successful franchise is the Los Angeles Lakers, who have 16 overall championships (11 in Los Angeles, 5 in Minneapolis). Following the Lakers are the Chicago Bulls with six championships, all of them over an 8-year span during the 1990s, and the San Antonio Spurs with four championships, all since 1999.

The current league organization divides thirty teams into two conferences of three divisions with five teams each. The current divisional alignment was introduced in the 2004–05 season.

Division Team City, Region Arena Founded Joined Head coach
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Boston Celtics Boston, MA TD Garden 1946 Doc Rivers
Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn, New York City, NY Barclays Center 1967* 1976 Avery Johnson
New York Knicks Manhattan, New York City, NY Madison Square Garden 1946 Mike Woodson
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 1946* 1949 Doug Collins
Toronto Raptors Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 1995 Dwane Casey
Central Chicago Bulls Chicago, IL United Center 1966 Tom Thibodeau
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 1970 Byron Scott
Detroit Pistons Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 1941* 1948 Lawrence Frank
Indiana Pacers Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 1967 1976 Frank Vogel
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 1968 Scott Skiles
Southeast Atlanta Hawks Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 1946* 1949 Larry Drew
Charlotte Bobcats Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena 2004 Mike Dunlap
Miami Heat Miami, FL American Airlines Arena 1988 Erik Spoelstra
Orlando Magic Orlando, FL Amway Center 1989 Jacque Vaughn
Washington Wizards Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 1961* Randy Wittman
Western Conference
Northwest Denver Nuggets Denver, CO Pepsi Center 1967 1976 George Karl
Minnesota Timberwolves Minneapolis, MN Target Center 1989 Rick Adelman
Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 1967* Scott Brooks
Portland Trail Blazers Portland, OR Rose Garden 1970 Terry Stotts
Utah Jazz Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena 1974* Tyrone Corbin
Pacific Golden State Warriors Oakland, CA Oracle Arena 1946* Mark Jackson
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 1970* Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 1947* 1948 Mike Brown
Phoenix Suns Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center 1968 Alvin Gentry
Sacramento Kings Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion 1945* 1948 Keith Smart
Southwest Dallas Mavericks Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 1980 Rick Carlisle
Houston Rockets Houston, TX Toyota Center 1967* Kevin McHale
Memphis Grizzlies Memphis, TN FedExForum 1995* Lionel Hollins
New Orleans Hornets New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena 1988* Monty Williams
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 1967* 1976 Gregg Popovich
Notes
  1. An asterisk (*) denotes a franchise move. See the respective team articles for more information.
  2. The Fort Wayne Pistons, Minneapolis Lakers and Rochester Royals all joined the NBA (BAA) in 1948 from the NBL.
  3. The Syracuse Nationals and Tri-Cities Blackhawks joined the NBA in 1949 as part of the BAA-NBL merger.
  4. The Indiana Pacers, New York Nets, San Antonio Spurs, and Denver Nuggets all joined the NBA in 1976 as part of the NBA-ABA merger.

[edit] Regular season

Following the summer break, teams begin training camps in late September. Training camps allow the coaching staff to evaluate players (especially rookies), scout the team’s strengths and weaknesses, prepare the players for the rigorous regular season, and determine the 12-man active roster (and a 3-man inactive list) with which they will begin the regular season. Teams have the ability to assign players with less than two years of experience to the NBA development league. After training camp, a series of preseason exhibition games are held. The NBA regular season begins in the last week of October.

During the regular season, each team plays 82 games, 41 each home and away. A team faces opponents in its own division four times a year (16 games). Each team plays six of the teams from the other two divisions in its conference four times (24 games), and the remaining four teams three times (12 games). Finally, each team plays all the teams in the other conference twice apiece (30 games). This asymmetrical structure means the strength of schedule will vary between teams (but not as significantly as the NFL or MLB). Over five seasons, each team will have played 80 games against their division (20 games against each opponent, 10 at home, 10 on the road), 180 games against the rest of their conference (18 games against each opponent, 9 at home, 9 on the road), and 150 games against the other conference (10 games against each team, 5 at home, 5 on the road).

The Miami Heat playing the Orlando Magic in 2011

As of 2008, the NBA is one of only two of the Big 4 in North America in which teams play every other team during the regular season (the other being the National Hockey League). Each team hosts and visits every other team at least once every season. For a few seasons until 2008, the NBA had the distinction of being the only one of the four major leagues in which all teams play every other team.

The NBA is also the only league that regularly schedules games on Christmas Day.[33] The league has been playing games regularly on the holiday since 1947,[34] though the first Christmas Day games weren’t televised until 1983–84.[35] Games played on this day have featured some of the best teams and players.[33][34][35] Christmas is also notable for NBA on television, as the holiday is when the first NBA games air on network television each season.[34][35] Games played on this day have been some of the highest-rated games during a particular season.

In February, the regular season pauses to celebrate the annual NBA All-Star Game. Fans vote throughout the United States, Canada, and on the Internet, and the top vote-getters at each position in each conference are given a starting spot on their conference’s All-Star team. Coaches vote to choose the remaining 14 All-Stars. Then, Eastern conference players face the Western conference players in the All-Star game. The player with the best performance during the game is rewarded with a Game MVP award. Other attractions of the All-Star break include the Rookie Challenge, where the top rookies and second-year players in the NBA play against each other in a 5-on-5 basketball game; the Skills Challenge, where players compete to finish an obstacle course consisting of shooting, passing, and dribbling in the fastest time; the Three Point Contest, where players compete to score the most amount of three-point field goals in a given time; and the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where players compete to dunk the ball in the most entertaining way according to the judges. These other attractions have varying names which include the names of the various sponsors who have paid for naming rights.

Shortly after the All-Star break is the trade deadline, which is set to fall on the 16th Thursday of the season (usually in February) at 3pm Eastern Time.[36][37] After this date, teams are not allowed to exchange players with each other for the remainder of the season, although they may still sign and release players. Major trades are often completed right before the trading deadline, making that day a hectic time for general managers.

Around the middle of April, the regular season ends. It is during this time that voting begins for individual awards, as well as the selection of the honorary, league-wide, post-season teams. The Sixth Man of the Year Award is given to the best player coming off the bench (must have more games coming off the bench than actual games started). The Rookie of the Year Award is awarded to the most outstanding first-year player. The Most Improved Player Award is awarded to the player who is deemed to have shown the most improvement from the previous season. The Defensive Player of the Year Award is awarded to the league’s best defender. The Coach of the Year Award is awarded to the coach that has made the most positive difference to a team. The Most Valuable Player Award is given to player deemed the most valuable for (his team) that season. Additionally, Sporting News awards an unofficial (but widely recognized) Executive of the Year Award to the general manager who is adjudged to have performed the best job for the benefit of his franchise.

The post-season teams are the All-NBA Team, the All-Defensive Team, and the All-Rookie Team; each consists of five players. There are three All-NBA teams, consisting of the top players at each position, with first-team status being the most desirable. There are two All-Defensive teams, consisting of the top defenders at each position. There are also two All-Rookie teams, consisting of the top first-year players regardless of position.

[edit] Playoffs

Main article: NBA Playoffs

The Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy is awarded to the winner of the NBA Finals.

NBA Playoffs begin in late April, with eight teams in each conference going for the Championship. The three division winners, along with the team with the next best record from the conference are given the top four seeds. The next four teams in terms of record are given the lower four seeds.

Having a higher seed offers several advantages. Since the first seed begins the playoffs playing against the eighth seed, the second seed plays the seventh seed, the third seed plays the sixth seed, and the fourth seed plays the fifth seed, having a higher seed means a team faces a weaker team in the first round. The team in each series with the better record has home court advantage, including the First Round. This means that, for example, if the team who receives the 5 seed has a better record than the team with the 4 seed (by virtue of a divisional championship), the 5 seed would have home court advantage, even though the other team has a higher seed. Therefore, the team with the best regular season record in the league is guaranteed home court advantage in every series it plays. For example, in 2006, the Denver Nuggets won 44 games and captured the Northwest Division and the #3 seed. Their opponent was the #6 seed Los Angeles Clippers, who won 47 games and finished second in the Pacific Division. Although Denver won its much weaker division, the Clippers had home-court advantage and won the series in 5.

The playoffs follow a tournament format. Each team plays an opponent in a best-of-seven series, with the first team to win four games advancing into the next round, while the other team is eliminated from the playoffs. In the next round, the successful team plays against another advancing team of the same conference. All but one team in each conference are eliminated from the playoffs. Since the NBA does not re-seed teams, the playoff bracket in each conference uses a traditional design, with the winner of the series matching the 1st and 8th seeded teams playing the winner of the series matching the 4th and 5th seeded teams, and the winner of the series matching the 2nd and 7th seeded teams playing the winner of the series matching the 3rd and 6th seeded teams. In every round except the NBA Finals, the best-of-7 series follows a 2–2–1–1–1 home-court pattern, meaning that one team will have home court in games 1, 2, 5, and 7, while the other plays at home in games 3, 4, and 6. For the NBA Finals, the series follows a 2–3–2 pattern, meaning that one team will have home court in games 1, 2, 6, and 7, while the other plays at home in games 3, 4, and 5. The 2–3–2 pattern has been in place since 1985.

The final playoff round, a best-of-seven series between the victors of both conferences, is known as the NBA Finals, and is held annually in June. The victor in the NBA Finals wins the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. Each player and major contributor—including coaches and the general manager—on the winning team receive a championship ring. In addition, the league awards the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award to the best performing player of the series.

On August 2, 2006, the NBA announced the new playoff format. The new format takes the three division winners and the second-place team with the best record and rank them 1–4 by record. The other 4 slots are filled by best record other than those other 4 teams.[38] Previously, the top three seeds went to the division winners.

[edit] International competitions

The National Basketball Association has sporadically participated in international club competitions. From 1987 to 1999 the NBA champions played against the continental champions of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) in the McDonald’s Championship. This tournament was won by the NBA invitee every year it was held. FIBA is organizing a new World Club Championship to begin in 2010, and currently plans to invite the NBA champions starting in 2011.[39]

[edit] Notable people

[edit] Presidents and commissioners

Further information: Commissioner of the NBA

[edit] Players

[edit] Coaches

[edit] Awards

[edit] See also

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2 thoughts on “The sample Of Dr Iwan Ebook In CD ROM :”The NBA Star History Collections Intro”

  1. Hindra November 3, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Wow
    Salam kenal
    Menarik membacanya, jd inget waktu dl koleksi kartu di CL, sebelum/sesudah kuliah pasti mampir ditoko yg jual kartu,dan bertemu dgn para kolektor, jgn2 sy dah pernah bertemu dgn penulis.
    Sekarang sudah mulai banyak lg yg mengkoleksi kartu NBA bahkan sudah ada komunitas nya yg berawal di kaskus.

    • iwansuwandy November 5, 2012 / 2:23 am

      terima kasih hendra atas informasinya,mungkin kita dulu pernah bertemu,
      mungkin dapat berkomunikasi lagi harap info dari anda dimana pertemuannya sekarang
      salam
      dr Iwan suwandy,MHA

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