I am going to shock my coworkers by blogging about sports! I just like to keep them guessing sometimes.
On August 3, 1949, the Basketball Association of America and National Basketball League merged to form the National Basketball Association (NBA). You can read more about it on both the NBA’s web site and the History Channel’s web site.
Andersen Library also has materials on the history of basketball (and sports in general) if you’d like to read more about it. A search of the Library Catalog would find titles such as They cleared the lane: The NBA’s Black pioneers (3rd-floor Main Collection, GV885.7 .T46 2002) and A Century of women’s basketball: From frailty to final four (3rd-floor Main Collection, GV886 .C45 1991). Encyclopedia of world sport: From ancient times to the present (2nd-floor Reference Collection, GV567 .E56 1996) has information on the Basketball Association of America, National Basketball League, National Basketball Association, and the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.