NBHHCM 2K11 Obama Proclamation Could Spark NBA Finals & NBA at 65
President Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States who is an avid fan of basketball could spark the start of the 2011 NBA Finals tomorrow night between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks with a Presidential Proclamation proclaiming the next day June 1, 2011 as NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month).
The Heat and Mavericks are making history in their own right by playing the first NBA Finals game in May since The 1986 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets.
2011 also marks the 25th Anniversary of "The NBA Finals" branding of the Championship round. The term was first used in 1986.
The NBHHCM 2K11 Presidential Proclamation would also be honoring the NBA at 65. The NBA (National Basketball Association) was founded on June 6, 1946 in New York City. June 6, 2011 will mark the 65th Anniversary date of the league being formed. The NBA was known back then as BAA (Basketball Association of America). It became the NBA in 1949 when the BAA merged with the NBL (National Basketball League) and the league was renamed the NBA.
President Obama is a fan of LeBron James and has made a few comments on LeBron's move from Cleveland to Miami. He said it would interesting to see how the team would gel and play together.
First Lady Michelle Obama who has endorsed NBA Fit/Let's Move attended Game-6 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers with first daughters Malia and Sasha. The Lakers won the game and the series in 7-games.
Just 11-days later during the year 2011 there will be another milestone celebration the 35th Anniversary of the NBA/ABA (American Basketball Association) Merger that was announced on June 17, 1976. June 17, 2011 will be the 35th Anniversary of the historic pro basketball merger.
The 100-years of combined Anniversaries makes this one of America's most historic years for basketball. The NBA at 65 would be its most highly profiled milestone since the NBA at 50 in 1996.
The Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York (New Jersey) Nets, and San Antonio Spurs were the four ABA teams that increased the NBA from 18 to 22 teams. The Dallas Mavericks playing in this years NBA Finals became the 23rd NBA franchise in 1980.
The NBHHCM 2K11 Presidential Proclamation would also be honoring the 75th Anniversary-year of basketball becoming an official sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Team USA defeated Canada 19-8 to win the first-ever gold medal in basketball. The 11-point victory to be celebrated in 2011 adds more historical mystic to the celebration.