What was the first basketball league around the country?

What two leagues competed to be the top basketball leagues in the US between 1946 1949?

On August 3, 1949, after a damaging three-year battle to win both players and fans, the rival Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball League (NBL) merge to form the National Basketball Association (NBA). The BAA incorporated in 1946, challenging the hegemony of the nine-year old NBL.

Who started the National Basketball League?

The NBA is a 70-year-old organization born from innovation. It was June 1946 in New York City when Boston Garden owner Walter Brown realized that major ice hockey arenas, which were vacant most nights, could be used to host basketball games.

What was the NBA called before?

National Basketball Association

Current season, competition or edition: 2021–22 NBA season
Sport Basketball
Founded June 6, 1946 (as BAA), New York City, U.S.
Inaugural season 1946–47
Commissioner Adam Silver

Who won the 1943 NBA Finals?

The table provides a chronological list of winners of the NBA championship.

NCAA men’s championship.

year 1943
winner Wyoming
runner-up Georgetown
score 46–34
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