NBA at 65 6-6-11, One of America's Most Historic Sport Milestones
The NBA playoffs are reaching a high-point the Eastern Conference Finals got under-way last night as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Miami Heat 103-82 to take a 1-0 lead in their 7-game series.
The Oklahoma City Thunder also defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 105-90 in game-7 of their west semi-final. They will face the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday to start their best-of-seven Western Conference series.
This coming June 6, 2011 will mark the 65th Anniversary (June 6, 1946) date of when the day NBA was formed. It will be the leagues biggest milestone since the NBA turned 50 back on June 6, 1996.
The NBA at 50 was a wonderful celebration that honored its 50 Greatest Players of all-time.
Names like Mikan, Cousy, Baylor, Chamberlain, Robertson, West, Russell, Havlicek, Jabbar, Erving, Bird, Magic, Thomas, Malone (Moses and Karl), Jordan, Stockton, Barkley, Olajuwon, and O'Neal are iconic players to the game that made the list.
The Boston Celtics one of the "Original 11" NBA franchises from 1946 holds the record with 17 NBA Championships. The Los Angeles Lakers are second on the all-time list with 16 NBA titles. The combined 33 Championships account for more than half of the NBA titles for the entire league.
The Celtics and Lakers will not be contending for an NBA Championship as the NBA turns the historical 65.
The NBA at 65 has some unique numerical connections for the numbers 6 and 11.
The NBA turns 65 during the year 2011. Adding the numbers 6+5=11.
Back in 1946 when the NBA was known as the BAA (Basketball Association of America). It started out as an 11-team league. 6 of the "Original 11" team cities have won NBA Championships (Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington).
Bill Russell won 11 NBA Championships with the Boston Celtics. He wore the jersey #6.
Julius Erving wore the #6 for the Philadelphia 76ers during his playing career after the NBA/ABA merger of 1976 (Erving played the first 5-years of career in the ABA). He played 11-seasons for the Sixers.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar (38,387) and Michael Jordan (32,292) are numbers 1 and 3 on the NBA all-time scoring list. Kareem (6) and Jordan (5) have a combined 11 NBA MVP awards.
Kevin Durant for the 2010-11 season became only the 11th player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring in back-to-back seasons.
Kobe Bryant at the end of the 2010-11 season has the most NBA Championships (5) for active players is 6th (27,868) on the all-time scoring list, and is 11th (25.27) on the all-time ppg. list.
The NBA at 65 (6-6-11) and the NBA/ABA merger (6-17-76) being announced are 11-days a part.
The NBA turns 65 in June during NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month). June has been proclaimed as NBHHCM since 2009.