The NBA competing has been continuing for 70 years. In June 1946, Boston Godder, owner of Walter Brown Stadium, discovered that ice hockey stadiums were unusable at night and could be used for basketball games to generate more revenue. Ice hockey teams had not a good financial position at that time.
He founded the American Basketball Association, which joined the American Basketball League in 1949, thus forming the NBA (National Basketball Association). Until now, basketball in the United States was just a college sport and was not popular. That’s how basketball grew in the United States.
The NBA has witnessed memorable matches and the basketball stars’ growth. Currently, the NBA is one of the leagues that have a lot of innovation and try in the development of sports.
In the basketball history there are lits of famous and professional players. In this article we want to introduced 8 famous basketball players (NBA) to you included: Michael Jordan,Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. So follow us!
Michael Jordan was born in American in 1963 and is an American citizen. He has been a professional basketball player in the past. He is 198 cm tall. He was also the entrepreneur and head of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team. Michael played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for Chicago, Washington, and the Wizards. During his short time in the league, he became known as the star of the league. He is also one of the best defensive basketball players in the world.
He won Chicago Bulls Championship in 1991 and the Terry Pete title in 1992 and 1993, before retiring from the NBA before 1994 and starts baseball. He returned to the Chicago Bulls in 1995 and gained three more titles to his Championship.
He retired for the second time in 1999, and in the same year, he introduced as the greatest athlete of the 20th century in North America by ESPN. He also played for the NBA during 2000 and 2003. His professional career is known in 2009, and in 2010 he appeared as a member of the men’s team of the 1992 United States of America or the dream team, and finally, in 2016, Michael Jordan was introduced as the richest basketball player in America.
Wilt Chamberlain was born in 1936 in Philadelphia. He is 216 cm tall. His professional career was from 1959 to 1973. He won the award of the Most Valuable NBA Player of the Year from 1960 to 1966 four times.
Chamberlain has only twice the NBA championship, and in the last 5 years of his presence in the NBA he played for the Los Angeles team and reached the finals in the last 5 seasons of his games, but only once he won the championship. He is known as the best rebounder in basketball history. He was also the best basketball player. He died in 1999 in California, USA.
Jerry West was born in 1938 and is 188 cm tall. His professional game was from 1960 to 1974 . He played for Los Angeles for 14 years and won the NBA in 1972, reaching the finals eight times and playing 10 times for the NBA. He also became the most valuable player in 1969. He participated in All-Star games 12 times.
Tim Duncan was born in 1976 and is 211 cm tall. His records of playing basketball is as follows:
- 5 times NBA championship,
- 3 times the title of the most valuable player in the finals of 1999, 2003 and 2005,
- 2 times the title of the most valuable NBA player during the years 2002 to 2003,
- 15 times participated in the All-Star League, once the title of the most valuable All-Star player in 2000,
- 3 appearances in the second NBA team,
- 2 appearances in the third NBA team He started playing basketball for the San Antonio Spurs and reached the pinnacle of his career there.
- He won the NBA 40 times.
- He was a graduate of Wakefarst University and eventually played 40 times for the basketball team in shirt number 13
- Helping the 2000 year Sydney Olympics and the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Hakeem Olajuwon was born in 1963 in Nigeria. He won the award of the Most Valuable NVP Player of the Season in 1994 and twice became the famous player in the NBA Finals in 1994 and 1995. He is 213 cm tall.
Hakeem won the championship in 1994 and 1995 with a show of strength in the Chicago team accompanied by Michael Jordan. He was captain of his team in 1994 and 1995. Hakim was one of the best defenders on his team. He had special characteristics, including quick decision-making and his unique attacking technique.
He was played for the Houston Rocket from 1984 to 2001 and then joined Toronto Peters. Finally, twice in 1994 and 1995, he was recognized as the NBA winner and won the title of the most valuable and famous player.
Bill Russell was born in 1934 and he is 208 cm tall. He is an American basketball player, coach, sports reporter, and black man. He is the first black head coach in NBA history.
He is the best defender in the history of basketball and also won the second rebound in the history of basketball. He has coached the Seattle Supernix and Scrantokings during his career. This successful player has also been left-handed.
Oscar Robert was born in 1938 in the United States. He is 196 cm tall. He won award of the NBA Player in 1964. He played 14 seasons in the best league in the world for the Cincinnati Royal and Milwaukee Buck teams, and played 9 times in the best team of the NBA season, as well as 12 times in the All-Star games and won the championship title.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in 1947 in New York, he is one of the most famous players in the Milwaukee Box and Los Angeles Lakers. This person is now saying goodbye to basketball and working for the US Security Police.
He was named MVP Player of the Season from 1970 to 1971. One of his honors is starring in the movie Death and co-starring with Bruce Lee. He has also been a student of Bruce Lee in the martial arts of Jet Kun Do for many years. Finally, he won 6 league and 6 titles of valuable players of the year.