NBHHCM 2K11 Congratulates FIBA on its 79th Anniversary
June 18, 2011- FIBA: International Basketball Federation the governing body of world basketball was founded on this day 79-years ago in Geneva, Switzerland.
The creation of FIBA in 1932 led to basketball becoming an official Olympic sport that was first played on August 1, 1936 at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
FIBA's 79th Anniversary on June 18th comes one-day after the NBA/ABA Merger was announced on June 17th. The NBA/ABA Merger was announced to public on June 17, 1976. Yesterday marked the 35th Anniversary of the merger and also was the 25th Anniversary date of the 1986 NBA Draft.
The NBA was founded June 6, 1946 in New York City. June 6, 2011 marked the 65th Anniversary of the league being formed.
The NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) Foundation salutes and congratulates FIBA on its 79th Anniversary of being founded.
NBHHCM was first proclaimed and observed in June 2009.