When it comes to professional basketball, people immediately refer to the NBA, the National Basketball Association award. Founded in New York in June 1946 under the name BAA, it was not until 1949, when it merged with competitor NBL, that the NBA officially became the NBA of now, headquartered in the Olympic tower building. 5th Avenue, New York City. The tournament was officially kicked off in the first week of November, after a month of recruiting rookies, force placement and practice.

Perhaps the most famous football team in the world is the Harlem Globetrotters team, founded in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. This is a team full of African-American players, a combination of sports and comedy. The name Harlem comes from the name of an African-American area next to Manhattan, New York City, which broadly means the African-American community. The Harlem Globetrotters team has toured in more than 100 countries around the world, with two main competitors being Washington Generals (to 1995) and New York Nationals (from 1995 up to now).

Speaking of the best players in the American professional basketball tournament, it is impossible not to mention Lary Bird (Boston Celtics team) or Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers team) in the 80s of the XX century. Magic Johnson retired from his career after 1990-1991, but later played for the US Dream Team, the US national basketball team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and then continued in 1995-1996 for Los. Angeles Lakers. Larry Bird, after retiring from his career, turned to coach for the Indiana Pacers team. However, the player that is known worldwide is Michael Jordan, a Chicago Bulls player, who started his career in 1982 and ended in 1999. Michael Jordan is a phenomenon of the American professional basketball scene. . He has an average score per game of 30.12, which is the highest ever. He has won the NBA 6 times with the Chicago Bulls team and was voted the greatest athlete of TK XX by ESPN magazine (Entertainment Sports Programming Network).

In addition to professional basketball, the NCAA amateur basketball tournament for college students is also very interested in Americans. Thanks to the simple tools and rules and high level of competition, basketball quickly gained popularity throughout the United States after its inception. In May 1901, Harvard, Yale, Trinity, Holy Cross, Amherst, and Williams together created the New England State College Football Championship. For the next five years, basketball was played at more than 90 universities across the country, mostly east and midwest. By 1914 basketball had spread to 360 university students. In 1937, the first national college basketball tournament was held in Kansas City, Missourri State. Later, the college amateur basketball tournament was hosted by the NCAA, the American amateur sports federation, which attracted the attention of millions of Americans, and sometimes even more so. profession.

Overview of American basketball (part 2)
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