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|Atlantic Division||Central Division||Southeast Division|
|Boston Celtics||Chicago Bulls||Atlanta Hawks|
|Brooklyn Nets||Cleveland Cavaliers||Charlotte Hornets|
|New York Knicks||Detroit Pistons||Miami Heat|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Indiana Pacers||Orlando Magic|
|Toronto Raptors||Milwaukee Bucks||Washington Wizards|
|Southwest Division||Northwest Division||Pacific Division|
|Dallas Mavericks||Denver Nuggets||Golden State Warriors|
|Houston Rockets||Minnesota Timberwolves||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Oklahoma City Thunder||Los Angeles Lakers|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Portland Trail Blazers||Phoenix Suns|
|San Antonio Spurs||Utah Jazz||Sacramento Kings|
When it comes to professional sports, few leagues can claim to have as many transcendent athletes as the National Basketball Association. From LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant, the NBA provides its fans with more star power than any other sport.
The league came to fruition in 1949, but the NBA has gone through plenty of changes since that point. The NBA began as just eight teams, but over the next 50 years has grown and evolved to 30 teams spanning North America. Over those years, many great players have stepped out onto the courts including players like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Magic Johnson. The immense talent of generations past help influence today's generation which possibly features the most talent in league history.
Stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard have helped the NBA's popularity grow to all-time high. Fans hang on every play during the regular season and playoffs, watching their favorite players and teams battle it out to raise the Larry O'Brien Trophy at the end of the season.
The NBA remains one of the most popular sport leagues in the U.S. and around the world. With a new influx of players arriving from countries outside the U.S., the talent level in the league will continue to grow, which only means great things for fans everywhere!