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Encyclopedia > American Basketball Association
American Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Founded 1967
No. of teams 12
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Ceased 1976
Last
champion(s)
New York Nets

The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). For information on the original league that lasted until 1976, see American Basketball Association (1967-1977). ... This article is about the sport. ... See also: 1966 in sports, other events of 1967, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty May 31-Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... See also: 1975 in sports, other events of 1976, 1977 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 15David Pearson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock won the season championship Formula One Championship... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... This article is about the sport. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... NBA redirects here. ...

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League history

The original ABA was founded in 1967, competing with the well-established National Basketball Association, until reaching an agreement of merger in 1976. Ultimately, four ABA teams were absorbed into the older league: the New York Nets, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs. Two other clubs, the Kentucky Colonels and the Spirits of St. Louis were disbanded upon the merger. A third, the Virginia Squires, had folded less than a month earlier, missing out on the opportunities that a merger might have provided. NBA redirects here. ... The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as assets. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... The Spirits of St. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ...


The ABA distinguished itself from its older counterpart with a more wide-open, flashy style of offensive play, as well as differences in rules (a 30-second shot clock–as opposed to the NBA's 24-second clock–and use of a three-point field goal arc). Also, the ABA used a colorful red, white and blue ball, instead of the NBA's traditional orange ball. The freewheeling style of the ABA eventually caught on with fans, but the lack of a national television contract and protracted financial losses would spell doom for the ABA as an independent circuit. In 1976 (its last year of existence), the ABA pioneered the now-popular slam dunk contest at its all-star game in Denver. The Shot Clock Monument in Syracuse, New York A shot clock is a timer designed to increase the pace (and subsequently, the score) in a competitive sport. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2007 In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ... In Euclidean geometry, an arc is a closed segment of a differentiable curve in the two-dimensional plane; for example, a circular arc is a segment of a circle. ... FINANCIAL is the weekly English-language newspaper with offices in Tbilisi, Georgia and Kiev, Ukraine. ... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... Denver redirects here. ...


Perhaps the most significant long-term contribution of the ABA to professional basketball was to tap into markets that had been collegiate basketball hotbeds (North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Florida) of the southeast. The NBA was focused on the urban areas of the industrial northeast and midwest and showed no interest in placing a team south of Washington, DC.


NBA great George Mikan was the first commissioner of the ABA, where he introduced both the 3-point line and the league's trademark red, white and blue basketball.[1] Dave DeBusschere, one of the stars of the New York Knicks championship teams, moved from his job as Vice President and GM of the ABA's New York Nets in 1975 to become the last commissioner of the ABA and facilitate the merger of the four ABA teams into the NBA.[2] George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ...


List of ABA teams

American Basketball Association teams season by season.
Eastern Division Western Division
1968 Season: Pittsburgh Pipers | Minnesota Muskies | Indiana Pacers | Kentucky Colonels | New Jersey Americans 1968 Season: New Orleans Buccaneers | Dallas Chaparrals | Denver Rockets | Houston Mavericks | Anaheim Amigos | Oakland Oaks
1969 Season: Miami Floridians | Minnesota Pipers | Indiana Pacers | Kentucky Colonels | New York Nets 1969 Season: New Orleans Buccaneers | Dallas Chaparrals | Denver Rockets | Houston Mavericks | Los Angeles Stars | Oakland Oaks
1970 Season: Miami Floridians | Pittsburgh Pipers | Indiana Pacers | Kentucky Colonels | Carolina Cougars | New York Nets 1970 Season: Louisiana Buccaneers | Dallas Chaparrals | Denver Rockets | Washington Caps | Los Angeles Stars
1971 Season: The Floridians | Pittsburgh Condors | Virginia Squires | Kentucky Colonels | Carolina Cougars | New York Nets 1971 Season: Indiana Pacers | Utah Stars | Memphis Pros | Denver Rockets | Texas Chaparrals
1972 Season: The Floridians | Pittsburgh Condors | Virginia Squires | Kentucky Colonels | Carolina Cougars | New York Nets 1972 Season: Indiana Pacers | Utah Stars | Memphis Pros | Denver Rockets | Dallas Chaparrals
1973 Season: Memphis Tams | New York Nets | Virginia Squires | Kentucky Colonels | Carolina Cougars 1973 Season: Utah Stars | Indiana Pacers | Denver Rockets | San Diego Conquistadors | Dallas Chaparrals
1974 Season: Memphis Tams | New York Nets | Virginia Squires | Kentucky Colonels | Carolina Cougars 1974 Season: Utah Stars | Indiana Pacers | Denver Rockets | San Diego Conquistadors | San Antonio Spurs
1975 Season: Spirits of St. Louis | New York Nets | Virginia Squires | Kentucky Colonels | Memphis Sounds 1975 Season: Utah Stars | Indiana Pacers | Denver Nuggets | San Diego Conquistadors | San Antonio Spurs
1976 Season: Indiana Pacers | Kentucky Colonels | New York Nets | Denver Nuggets | Spirits of St. Louis | Virginia Squires | San Antonio Spurs San Diego Sails and Utah Stars did not complete the season. Baltimore Claws never started the season. 1976 season was the last.

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Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the American Basketball Association, later becoming the San Antonio Spurs and joining the NBA. The Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the ABA in 1967. ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. ... The Anaheim Amigos was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Anaheim, California. ... For the professional baseball team see: Oakland Oaks (PCL). ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Miami Floridians, later in their history known simply as The Floridians, were a professional basketball franchise in the original, now-defunct American Basketball Association. ... The Pittsburgh Pipers were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The New Orleans Buccaneers were a charter franchise in the American Basketball Association, originally based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the American Basketball Association, later becoming the San Antonio Spurs and joining the NBA. The Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the ABA in 1967. ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. ... Los Angeles Stars is the name of three American Basketball Association (ABA) teams based in Los Angeles, California. ... For the professional baseball team see: Oakland Oaks (PCL). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miami Floridians, later in their history known simply as The Floridians, were a professional basketball franchise in the original, now-defunct American Basketball Association. ... The Pittsburgh Pipers were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Louisiana Buccaneers was an American Basketball Association team in 1970. ... Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the American Basketball Association, later becoming the San Antonio Spurs and joining the NBA. The Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the ABA in 1967. ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The Washington Capitals are a National Hockey League team based in Washington, D.C. Founded: 1974 Formerly Known As: Arena: MCI Center Uniform colors: Blue and gold Logo design: Two logos: 1) The United States capitol dome, crossed hockey sticks, a puck, and the words WASHINGTON CAPITALS, and 2) A... 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The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... The Memphis Pros was the name of a franchise in the American Basketball Association. ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Texas Chaparrals were member of the American Basketball Association during the 1970-71 season. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miami Floridians, later in their history known simply as The Floridians, were a professional basketball franchise in the original, now-defunct American Basketball Association. ... The Pittsburgh Condors were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association, playing under that name from 1970 through 1972. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... The Memphis Pros was the name of a franchise in the American Basketball Association. ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the American Basketball Association, later becoming the San Antonio Spurs and joining the NBA. The Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the ABA in 1967. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The Memphis Pros was the name of a franchise in the American Basketball Association. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The San Diego Conquistadors, nicknamed the Qs, were an American Basketball Association team based in San Diego, California. ... Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the American Basketball Association, later becoming the San Antonio Spurs and joining the NBA. The Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the ABA in 1967. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Memphis Pros was the name of a franchise in the American Basketball Association. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The San Diego Conquistadors, nicknamed the Qs, were an American Basketball Association team based in San Diego, California. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Spirits of St. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The San Diego Conquistadors, nicknamed the Qs, were an American Basketball Association team based in San Diego, California. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Spirits of St. ... The Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The San Diego Conquistadors, nicknamed the Qs, were an American Basketball Association team based in San Diego, California. ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

List of ABA championships

Year Winner Not winner Games MVP
1967-1968 Pittsburgh Pipers New Orleans Buccaneers 4-3 Connie Hawkins C, Pittsburgh
1968-1969 Oakland Oaks Indiana Pacers 4-1 Warren Jibali G, Oakland
1969-1970 Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Stars 4-2 Roger Brown F/G, Indiana
1970-1971 Utah Stars Kentucky Colonels 4-2 Zelmo Beaty C, Utah
1971-1972 Indiana Pacers New York Nets 4-2 Freddie Lewis G, Indiana
1972-1973 Indiana Pacers Kentucky Colonels 4-3 George McGinnis F/C, Indiana
1973-1974 New York Nets Utah Stars 4-1 Julius Erving F, New York
1974-1975 Kentucky Colonels Indiana Pacers 4-1 Artis Gilmore C, Kentucky
1975-1976 New York Nets Denver Nuggets 4-2 Julius Erving F, New York

The Pittsburgh Pipers were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association. ... The New Orleans Buccaneers were a charter franchise in the American Basketball Association, originally based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Hawkins dazzled crowds from playgrounds to arenas with his highflying acrobatic moves. ... There have been two sports franchises based in Oakland known as the Oakland Oaks: The Oakland Oaks of minor league baseball, who played in the Pacific Coast League. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Los Angeles Stars is the name of three American Basketball Association (ABA) teams based in Los Angeles, California. ... Roger A. Brown (born May 22, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball player. ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... Zelmo Big Z Beaty (born October 25, 1939 in Woodville, Texas) is a former American basketball player. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Frederick L. Lewis (born July 1, 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... George F. McGinnis (born August 12, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former pro basketball player. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948, in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ...

Prominent players of the ABA

Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... Roger A. Brown (born May 22, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball player. ... Donald R. Buse (born August 10, 1950 in Huntingburg, Indiana) is a American former professional basketball player. ... Mack Calvin (born July 27, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American former basketball player. ... James Bernett Chones (born November 30, 1949 in Racine, Wisconsin) is an American former professional basketball player. ... William John Billy Cunningham (born June 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid, and coach. ... Louie Dampier (born November 20, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player. ... Mel Daniels, a 6-9 center, played for the University of New Mexico Lobo basketball team from 1964-67. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Donald E. Freeman (born July 18, 1944; Madison, Illinois) is a former American professional basketball player. ... George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the American Basketball Associations (ABA) Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948, in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Jerald B. Jerry Harkness (born May 7, 1940 in Harlem, New York) is a retired American basketball player. ... Hawkins dazzled crowds from playgrounds to arenas with his highflying acrobatic moves. ... Spencer Haywood (born April 22, 1949 in Silver City, Mississippi) is a former pro basketball player. ... Daniel Paul Issel ( October 25, 1948 in Batavia, Illinois) is a star basketball player. ... For the currently active professional basketball player named Bobby Jones, see Bobby Jones (Washington Huskies). ... Jimmy Jones may refer to: Horace A. Jimmy Jones (1906-2001) - American Hall of Fame horse trainer Jimmy Jones (singer) (born 1937) - American singer/songwriter Jimmy Jones (boxer) - American boxer Jimmy Jones (footballer) player with Belfast Celtic Jimmy Jones (hockey player) (born 1953) - NHL ice hockey player Jimmy Jones (baseball... Larry Jones is also the real name of Atlanta Braves player Chipper Jones. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... George F. McGinnis (born August 12, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former pro basketball player. ... Charles Thomas Scott (born December 15, 1948 in New York City, New York) is an American former professional basketball player. ... David ONeil Thompson (born July 13, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American professional basketball star with the Denver Nuggets of both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics. ...

Semi-Pro

The 2008 film Semi-Pro takes place in 1976, during the league's last days. At a meeting of ABA owners, the commissioner states that only four teams will be merged, and they vote that the teams that place in the top four will be those four. Fictional owner Jackie Moon rallies his Flint Tropics team to move to fourth place. (In real life, the placement of teams had nothing to do with which four teams went to the NBA. Those teams were determined by various business-related factors.) Semi-Pro is an upcoming 2008 comedy film currently in pre-production. ... Nickname: Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ...


See also

The ABA All-Time Team were chosen in 1997 on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the American Basketball Association (ABA) to comprise the thirty best and most influential players of the ABA during its ten years and nine full regular seasons of operation, with respect... // Tasmanian Football League (TFL 1879-2000) Australian Baseball League New South Wales Rugby League Super League Anglo-Australian Football Association Queensland British Football Association South Australian British Football Association Southern British Football Association Tasmania British Football Association National Soccer League Canadian Baseball League (CBL 2003) National Basketball League (NBL 1993... Terry Pluto is an award-winning Akron, Ohio sportswriter who primarily writes columns for the Akron Beacon Journal about Cleveland sports and religion. ... Semi-Pro is an upcoming 2008 comedy film currently in pre-production. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967[1]) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, actor and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career. ...

References

  1. ^ ESPN Classic: Mikan was first pro to dominate the post. Retrieved on 2007-12-04.
  2. ^ Dave DeBusschere Bio. NBA.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-09.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... NBA redirects here. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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