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National Basketball Association History

In 1946, National Basketball Association was born with the name Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league was mostly started by people who owned sports arenas in the United States, most importantly the Madison Square Garden in New York City. Earlier attempts had been made to start a league. There had been leagues like the American Basketball League and the National Basketball League. What made the BAA different from these leagues was they were going to play in large arenas in major cities. The early years were not good for BAA as the quality of play was not much better than competing leagues or the leading independent leagues like the Harlem Globetrotters. The Baltimore actually moved from the ABL and won the BAA title. The Minneapolis Lakers switched from the NBL to the BAA and won the BAA championship.

After the 1949 season, the BAA merged with the NBL and renamed the National Basketball Association. The new NBA had 17 franchises in large and small cities. The teams played in large arenas, small gymnasiums and armories. The team in the small cities eventually moved to larger cities such as the Pistons going from Fort Wayne to Detroit.

The NBA did not become integrated until 1950. African-Americans like Chuck Cooper, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton and Earl Lloyd joined the NBA. In 2006, the NBA is mad up of people from many different races and countries. 80 percent of NBA players are now African-American.

In 1967, the league faced strong competition when the American Basketball Association was formed. The leagues competed fiercely over talent. The NBA beat the America Basketball Association in getting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the most important college star of the era. Kareem helped the Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA championship in his second season and he later played for the Los Angeles Lakers on five championship teams. The NBA did lost their losing scorer, Rick Barry, as well as four veteran referees to ABA. The ABA also got other major stars such as Julius Erving because this league allowed its team to sign college graduates. The ABA lost to the NBA since the NBA took most of the major cities and adopted innovations from the ABA such as the three-point field goal.

Starting with the 1980s and beyond, the league became well known globally. The best players in the league like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird being part of Olympics certainly helped spreading the word about this league to the world. Michael Jordan became a well known name in America and other countries.

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Football National Teams

I expect tonight’s game and the result is similar to the results of 0 to 3 is normal. But the IOC played a bit petulant calls. I do not know if this is the arrangement of the Olympic coach, player or fear of losing heart, afraid of South Korea. South Korea is South Korea, and China is not the real China as the last.

Just getting to feel the Olympic playing field a bit out of line, the midfield link is not enough, especially the midfield and up front. Wholesale football shirt shop Chinese team has five midfield, but we can clearly see when the Chinese attack on the ball when the organization, only 2 of the midfield, the other player? All run and play up front to go. I am eager to understand their meritorious service, but football is a group project, individual alone is not enough. To coach the second half has not played a role in the adjustment, but out of touch more serious, which is inevitable lose.

The gap between China and South Korea soccer game then we can clearly see, we can not put all the blame to the coach who can not blame players. Deep-seated reason is the time when we people in the fixing of matches in the Development League, our youth system is a mess. The people around us now is to play less and less, world cup football shirt I remember I was there summer home in our sporting goods store to buy uniforms, the boss said no one jersey for a long time to buy, they would prefer to not enter the football clothing, said now playing Tingduo basketball people. football national teams Asian Games, Chinese sports delegation Zhaijinduoyin look, we can not help but sad for the Chinese soccer, football as the first big movement in China is still so backward. Advantages in the development of the project we must also make up for our weaknesses.

Losing is not terrible, terrible football national teams is indifferent, do not let us bring the Chinese football is Unfair. Chinese football long way to go, let us look forward to Chinese football tomorrow.

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Will.i.am Calls For Education Reform During Super Bowl; Christina Aguilera Wows Despite National Ant

Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am took the opportunity during the bands performance during last nights Super Bowl halftime show to insert a little self-expression into the mix.

During the groups performance of Where is the Love, the singer interjected: In America we need to get things straight / Obama, lets get these kids educated / Create jobs so the country stays stimulated. The Black Eyed Peas also performed their rendition of Guns and Roses Sweet Child oMine, with Fergie singing the lead. Watch the video below:


Will.I.Am isnt the only entertainer who believes that the United States education system needs improvements.

Grammy winner Patti Austin is also powerful voice in this movement as well.
In addition to being the National Spokesperson for the Foundation for Social Change, Patti recently co-founded the Over My Shoulder Foundation, a non-profit mentoring organization established on the principle that the arts, entertainment and media can positively impact millions of disenfranchised individuals.

Patti also headlined genConnects Find Your Gift event at Harlem Academy. Patti along with American Idol music Director Ray Chew and advocate and educator William Mayer addressed students on Finding Your Gift achieving self-awareness of your unique abilities and how to harness them in a world thats as competitive as ever. The panelists also discuss the importance of giving back to local communities.

Also in Super Bowl news Did you notice Christina Aguileras mistake during the singing of the national anthem?


Instead of oer the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming, she sang, what so proudly we watched at the twilights last gleaming.

In a statement released by her publicist, Aguilera explained what happened:

I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place, the singer said in a statement. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.Despite the mishap, Christinas rendition put tears on the faces of football players and millions of viewers alike. She sang beautifully and has a powerful voice for such a petite performer.

Did you notice when Christina Aguilera messed up the national anthem?

No. I didn’t notice until news outlets pointed it out

Yes. I did notice

I thought she sang beautifully so any mistakes in the lyrics didn’t influence me from appreciating the song

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Beyonce Sings National Anthem LIVE

Beyonce was on a mission today to PROVE she can sing the national anthem like a pro — belting out a LIVE version of the “Star-Spangled Banner” moments ago on TV … without the help of a backing track … and she KILLED IT. Beyonce was at the news conference for her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show when she launched into the impromptu performance — and when she finished the song, she simply said, “Any questions?” During the conference, Bey was asked about the lip-syncing situation at the Presidential Inauguration last week, and she admitted she used a backing track — claiming, “I am a perfectionist … I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra [at the Inauguration]. It was a live television show and a very important moment for me.”

AMAZING 9 YEAR OLD SINGER – NFL National Anthem / Star Spangled Banner at NFL

Just wanted to share this home video made from a hand-held camcorder (sorry for the shakes), when 9 year old DOMINIQUE sang the National Anthem at the National Football League (NFL) game for the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Atlanta Falcons in 2011. This event was broadcasted on US national television on FOX. A link to this video can be found at: youtu.be

2011 NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse National Championship Game Highlights – Virginia Edges Maryland

2011 NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse National Championship Game Highlights - Virginia Edges Maryland

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