20 Interesting facts about NBA

  • Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players, either inside or outdoors.

  • Basketball seems to be the only big sport that started solely in the United States.

  • Basketball season begins in late October and lasts until mid-April of the following year.

  • A typical basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet broad.

  • 30 clubs compete in 1189 games throughout the regular season.

  • A typical basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet broad.



  • Each team plays 82 games, half of which are played at home and the other half away.

  • Women's basketball became an Olympic sport in 1976.

  • Summer games for women's professional basketball are held.

  • With 1,611 games played, Robert Parish holds the record for the most games played.

  • With 38,387 points, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record.

  • The Sacramento Kings are the NBA's oldest club, having been formed in 1923.

  • With 108,713 total spectators, the NBA All-Star Event at Cowboys Stadium was the most-attended basketball game in history.



  • Kobe Bryant was the NBA's youngest player ever at 18.5 years old.

  • With 15 gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Team USA has the most Olympic gold medals earned by a men's basketball team.

  • At the same event, Team USA also earned its most basketball Olympic gold medals by a women's team, with eight.

  • A warm basketball bounces better than a colder one.



  • Adidas, a global sportswear company, manufactures all of the NBA outfits.

  • Spalding was and is the official producer of NBA basketballs since 1984.

  • Maple wood flooring are used on all NBA courts because the robust yet flexible material allows players to jump and land securely.

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