The game of basketball has had an incredible journey. It has evolved from a game played with nothing more than a basket, a peach rubber ball, and players pivoting and passing on a makeshift court in Springfield, Massachusetts. This game, developed by James Naismith, has added a backboard, the ability to dribble, a three point line, and a specially designed ball and has become a nationally phenomenon. Basketball tickets for everything from NBA games to a gigantic college tournament remain some of the most popular sports tickets on the North American continent and leagues are popping up around the world.
The NBA (National Basketball Association) formed back in 1946 as the BAA (Basketball Association of America). Several mergers later, a league developed and stars like George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabar. These incredible tall and agile centers were the precursor to a big breakout in the 1980s, when the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics featured two of the sport’s most popular players (Magic Johnson and Larry Bird) and started a decade long battle for the championship. This was the golden age of basketball, one in which Michael Jordan would arrive and elevate the popularity of the game on a global scale and alter the way the game is played. Now basketball tickets for these NBA contest are still some of the most exciting demonstrations of the power and quickness of the human form.