Mother's Day Sunday Marks 30-Day Countdown to NBA at 65, 6-6-11
Mother's Day Sunday this coming May 8, 2011 will signal the official 30-day countdown to the NBA's 65th Anniversary date of being founded.
The NBA was founded as the BAA (Basketball Association of America) on June 6, 1946 in New York City at the site of the old Hotel Commodore that is known today as The Grand Hyatt. The league began with 11 franchises. June 6, 2011 will be leagues 65th Birthday.
The BAA merged with the rival NBL (National Basketball League) and the league was renamed to the current NBA.
The NBA today has 30 franchises in 28 US cities and one Canadian (Toronto) city. The City of Los Angeles has 2 teams the Clippers and Lakers.
The Boston Celtics (17) and the Los Angeles Lakers (16) have a combined 33 NBA Championships. Their rivalry is one of the greatest sports rivalries of all-time.
NBA games played on Mother's Day is a way players get a chance to thank their moms for the sacrifice many of them have made to help get their sons to the ultimate level of basketball.
Player moms on Mother's Day are at games sitting together cheering on their sons teams that are in contention for an NBA championship.
The LA Lakers visit the Dallas Mavericks for game 3 of their western conference semi-final, and the Chicago Bulls take on the Atlanta Hawks in their eastern conference semi-final both games are on Mother's Day Sunday.
Derrick Rose the 2011 NBA MVP gave his mom a special Mother's Day gift early when he was announced as the NBA MVP this past Tuesday night in front of her and 20,000 cheering Chicago Bulls fans before the Bulls faced the Atlanta Hawks.
Rose at 22 became the youngest winner of the award in NBA history ending the 2-year MVP reign of LeBron James.
Since 2009 June has been proclaimed as NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month).