How many teams were in the NBA in 1958?

How many NBA teams were there in the 50s and 60s?

The 1960–61 NBA season was the 15th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning their 3rd straight NBA title, beating the St. Louis Hawks 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.

1960–61 NBA season
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) NBC
Draft
Top draft pick Oscar Robertson

What were the 11 original NBA teams?

The original 11 teams were the Boston Celtics, Providence Steamrollers, New York Knickerbockers, Philadelphia Warriors, Pittsburgh Ironmen, and Washington Capitols were the East Division and Cleveland Rebels, Detroit Falcons, Toronto Huskies, Chicago Stags and St. Louis Bombers were the West Division.

What teams were in the NBA in 1960?

Per Game Stats

Rk Team PTS
1 Boston Celtics* 114.1
2 Los Angeles Lakers* 114.1
3 St. Louis Hawks* 115.2
4 Syracuse Nationals* 119.2

What were the NBA teams in 1956?

The 1956–57 NBA season was the 11th season of the National Basketball Association.

1956–57 NBA season
Eastern champions Boston Celtics
Eastern runners-up Syracuse Nationals
Western champions St. Louis Hawks
Western runners-up Minneapolis Lakers
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What was the NBA like in the 60s?

1960s, Overall

The NBA in the 1960s was rougher, tougher, smaller and less visible than just about every decade that followed. But it may have been the best basketball decade of them all. The Boston Celtics dominated. Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game.

What was the first ever NBA team?

On November 1, 1946, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, in a game the NBA now refers to as the first game played in NBA history.

Who is the shortest player to ever play in the NBA?

Table

Height Weight Player
5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) 136 lb (62 kg) Muggsy Bogues
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 135 lb (61 kg) Earl Boykins
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Mel Hirsch
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 133 lb (60 kg) Spud Webb

What is the newest NBA team?

The Boston Celtics and New York Knickerbockers are two NBA teams that started and still play in the same NBA city and have the same team name.

A Chronology of the Teams in the NBA.

Team History
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER Seattle SuperSonics (1967-2008) Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-present)
ORLANDO MAGIC (1989-present)

How many teams did Bill Russell play for?

Russell played in an era where there were fewer NBA teams—about 10. While some may argue that each team had more concentrated talent, the level of talent does not compare to that of today’s game.