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  American Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association.
The original ABA was founded in 1967, competing with the more established, rival National Basketball Association until reaching an agreement of merger in 1976.
The ABA distinguished itself from its older counterpart with a more wide-open style of offensive play as well as differences in rules (a 30-second shot clock as opposed to the NBA's 24, use of a 3-point basket, etc.) Also, the ABA used a colorful red, white and blue ball instead of the NBA's brown ball.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Basketball_Association   (385 words)

 American Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American Association has been the name of at least three leagues of professional baseball in the United States of America.
American Basketball Association has been the name of two leagues in basketball
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Association   (122 words)

 InsideHoops - American Basketball Association
The basketball was wild, with patriotic red white and blue colors, as thought of by George Mikan, the first ABA commissioner.
ABA teams did, and therefore got the jump on a lot of talent that would have gone to the NBA if given the choice.
Despite the rise in quality of the American Basketball Association teams as time went on, the NBA still had all the fame and fortune.
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 Sporting News, The: Out of their league - former stars of the American Basketball Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the demise of the ABA, which saw its last season in 1975-76 and merged with the NBA in the summer of '76.
It was the ABA that threw the firebombs and demanded that attention be paid.
He was referring to a league named American having a basketball the same colors as the American flag.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1208/is_n2_v220/ai_17989468   (1657 words)

 American Basketball Association --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
American professional basketball player noted for his skills as a free-throw shooter and as a long-range field-goal marksman.
Basketball great Julius Erving, better known as Dr. J, once said of his amazing airborne moves: “It's easy once you learn how to fly.” His flights quickly made him one of basketball's all-time top scorers.
American Ballad: The Evolution of The American Ballad
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 Remember the ABA
During that time, the ABA fought a bitter war with the established National Basketball Association (the NBA) for players, fans, and media attention.
The other remaining ABA teams (such as the Kentucky Colonels, the Spirits of St. Louis, and the Virginia Squires) vanished, along with the ABA itself.
The ABA was the "outlaw" league with the psychedelic red, white and blue basketball and huge afros.
www.remembertheaba.com   (553 words)

 Lovemarks | ABA - American Basketball Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The ABA first ran for nine seasons from 1967 to 1976, giving way to its rival pro league the NBA.
The ABA is part of a bygone era where seasons and entire franchises could be born, live wild lives, and die, all without being noticed by most of the sporting public.
Far from not being noteworthy, the ABA was filled with fascinating stories, and its impact on the NBA and today's game was gigantic: Dr. J, all-star weekends, 3 point shots, playing to the crowd, among others.
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 USBasket - ABA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One of the Florida Pit Bulls owners, Demetrius Ford, stated to local media that it was the team's decision not to participate in the American Basketball Association playoffs because the Pit Bulls have applied to play in the NBA's Developmental League next season.
One of most winning teams in the current ABA season, the Florida Pit Bulls, have disappeared from the official league website and won' t compete in the playoffs.
Joe Newman stated that he "suspended" the Pit Bulls from the playoffs because former NBA all-star Tim Hardaway was a no-show for games on Long Island and in Montreal on the team's final road trip of the regular season.
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 Memphis Pros ( American Basketball Association )
However, the NBA Players Association brought suit on anti-trust grounds and a federal court issued a restraining order that blocked the proposed merger.
In the summer of 1976, four of the remaining ABA teams, Denver, Indiana, New York, and San Antonio, joined the NBA, at the price of $3.2 million apiece.
The ABA's Memphis franchise was first located in New Orleans, as the Buccaneers.
www.scripophily.net /memprosambas.html   (509 words)

 Amazon.com: LOOSE BALLS: SHORT, WILD LIFE OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION: Books: Terry Pluto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The ABA was born in 1967 and in nine tumultuous seasons introduced such legendary stars as Julius Erving, Connie Hawkins, George Gervin, and Moses Malone.
Pluto, a basketball writer for the Akron Beacon Journal, spins an irreverent history in interview format of the league with the three-point shot, the slam dunk contest, the red, white, and blue ball.
An oral history of the American Basketball Association, it is spare in style, which is a good thing because Pluto - a talented writer as he's proven in other sports books - lets his sources tell most of the story.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671673904?v=glance   (858 words)

 Basketball History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The first college basketball game was played in 1895, as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9-3.
It was a combination of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League.
The National Basketball Association modified its four-year eligibility rule to allow for college basketball hardship cases.
www.wi-travel-guide.com /basketball_jerseys-AV-0127-K.html   (963 words)

 Womens American Basketball Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Playing a 20 game regular season schedule with a full playoff format, women's professional basketball players get to showcase their talent.
There are many extremely talented women who have played at all levels of semi-pro or college basketball.
W.A.B.A. is inviting quality teams from the Northeastern United States to join the Association's roster.
www.womensprobasketball.com   (342 words)

 Bellingham Slam - American Basketball Association Franchise
Caleb Gervin scored a career high 45 points, including 28 in the second half, as the Bellingham Slam defeated the Tacoma Navigators, 134-116, in a first round American Basketball Association playoff game at Whatcom Pavilion on Sunday night.
Tim Ellis, a playoff veteran who played in the ABA championship game for the Bellevue Blackhawks last season, sparked a Navigators rally that brought his team back within five, at 36-31, to end the first quarter.
The Slam now have the week to prepare for their second round match-up in Pittsburgh on Saturday against the Xplosion, who were runners-up in the ABA's Lewis Divison.
www.bellinghamslam.com   (439 words)

 ABAlive.com - Home of the American Basketball Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The American Basketball Association (ABA) has signed with Hype Marketing, a world leader in cell phone content, located in Sydney, Australia.
Get ABA lapel pins, stickers and the one and only 10-panel red, white, and blue classic basketball by Rawlings®.
The goal of the ABA is to provide a combination of great sports and entertainment.
www.abalive.com   (262 words)

 Business First: American Basketball Association fast-breaks to Columbus - 2005-02-16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The fast-growing American Basketball Association has awarded an expansion team to Columbus for 2005.
The ABA usually picks players from small colleges, some of whom develop into prospects for the National Basketball Association.
He got involved with the ABA about three years ago, most recently serving as general manager of the Atlanta Mustangs.
www.bizjournals.com /columbus/stories/2005/02/14/daily27.html   (618 words)

 Unofficial Homepage of the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association
Unofficial Homepage of the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association
Hey ABA fans......here is THE book that describes the life of the American Basketball Association like nothing before....
Anyone that wants to know the inside scoop on the history of the ABA from beginning to end should pick it up....and read it over and over again.
virginiasquires.homestead.com /VirginiaSquiresHomepage.html   (552 words)

Hosted by the Boston Knights Athletic Club, this year's tournament promises to be one of the best ever as teams from across the United States and Canada vy for the coveted National Championships.
The scholarship giveaway at last night's men's basketball game culminated six months of events where Stony Brook students who are members of the student fan group, The PACK, had the opportunity to win the scholarship by attending games and participating in halftime competitions.
Two of the mainstays of Chinatown basketball, the NY Cruisers and NY Rockits met in the Men's AAA championship game of the 1st Tournament of Champions at Ramapo College with the Cruisers claiming a 44-38 victory.
www.asianhoops.com   (1047 words)

 Essay Galaxy - The American Basketball Association
The American Basketball Association had a short and wild life, yet it made great contributions to professional basketball.
The ABA was a place for untapped talent to emerge.
Many players proved themselves in the ABA while the National Basketball Association rejected and criticized them.
www.essaygalaxy.com /papers/40/188349.html   (216 words)

 American Basketball Association (ABA) Men's Basketball on OurSports Central
(Rochester, N.Y.) - The Rochester RazorSharks will open their run to the 2006 American Basketball Association playoff championship on Sunday, March 19 at The Blue Cross Arena as they host former NBA legend Darryl Dawkins and the N.....
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www.oursportscentral.com /sports/?l_id=64   (603 words)

 Home of the Orange County Buzz of the American Basketball Association (ABA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Home of the Orange County Buzz of the American Basketball Association (ABA)
Orange County, CA- Just because the ABA season will be ending in a few weeks, doesn't mean the Buzz will stop playing.
Orange County, CA- March 12th kicks off Round 1 of the 2005-2006 ABA playoffs featuring the Orange County Buzz and the Los Angeles Aftershocks.
www.ocbuzz.net   (106 words)

 Canadian Corporate News: Montreal Matrix, American Basketball Association New Franchise in Canada, to Play Professional ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Canadian Corporate News: Montreal Matrix, American Basketball Association New Franchise in Canada, to Play Professional Basketball Next Fall.@ HighBeam Research
Montreal Matrix, American Basketball Association New Franchise in Canada, to Play Professional Basketball Next Fall.
"The Montreal Matrix, American Basketball Association (ABA) new franchise in Canada, will begin the 2005-2006 season next November.
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Contending with the hopes of a nation of 1.2 billion people and the pressures associated with being a No. 1 overall pick, Yao must navigate his way through his rookie season and prove he is truely "the next big thing."
Don Casey: Does the USA Basketball roster have the players needed to break down international zone defenses?
WNBA Basketball and Books Clinic and joined his wife Megan to read Dr. Seuss books for the kids.
www.nba.com   (849 words)

 American Basketball Association - ABA Quiz
This is for any of the die-hard fans of the ABA.
Not too hard if you know your stuff.
* What was the name of the Minnesota ABA team?
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?id=133424   (54 words)

 Basketball Digest: ABA/NBA slam dunk contest. (Names and Numbers).(American Basketball Association/National Basketball ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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The above preview is from Basketball Digest, March 1, 2002.
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 American Basketball Association (ABA)
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The league after suspending play in 2003, while reorganizing, started up again for 2003-2004 season.
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 Kansas City Knights - American Basketball Association (ABA) Men's Basketball on OurSports Central
Kansas City Knights - American Basketball Association (ABA) Men's Basketball on OurSports Central
Jim Clark, Owner, and Bob Sundvold, General Manager and Head Coach, of the Kansas City KNIGHTS, announced today that the KNIGHTS will not be playing basketball for the 2005/2006 Season in the American Basketball Association.
- ABA asks: What if we had a playoff and nobody played?
www.oursportscentral.com /sports?t_id=720   (331 words)

 American Basketball Association Throwback Pennant by Mitchell & Ness
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