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Where do I get old NBA videos or photos?
Can you help me with research for my school paper?
Do you know how I can get a job in sports?
Will you add a link to my site?
What's in it for me?
Who is the NBA all-time leader in scoring, rebounds, asstists, steals or blocked shots?
Who are the yearly NBA award winners?
What is the average yearly salary and salary cap?
What are the yearly NBA statistical averages?
When was a specific rule change made?
What is the NBA yearly average attendance?
What is the yearly NBA average height and weight?
What are some of the major events in basketball history?

Where do I get old NBA videos or photos?

The only place which comes to mind where you can find NBA games on video is from the NBA itself.  You can contact them at-

   NBA Entertainment, Inc.
   450 Harmon Meadow Boulevard
   Secaucus, NJ 07094
   (201) 865-1500
   www.NBA.com

You may also want to try contacting the Basketball Hall of Fame for old photographs-

   Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
   1150 West Columbus Avenue
   P.O. Box 179
   Springfield, MA  01101-0179
   www.Hooptown.com

Can you help me with research for my school paper?

If your request is reasonable, certainly.  However, keep in mind that you're in school to learn something!  Don't expect us to do all your work for you (if you have a 10-page paper to do, don't expect us to provide you with 10 pages of information!).

Do you know how I can get a job in sports?

No, our main area of interest is basketball research, not employment with sports teams.  You may have some luck sending your resume to professional teams, but there are no guarantees.

Will you add a link to my site?

If you join the APBR and you site would be of interest to basketball fans and is history or news oriented, certainly.

What's in it for me?

If you enjoy professional basketball and it's history, plenty.  We're glad to share research with you and hope to establish a mutually cooperative relationship.

Who is the NBA all-time leader in scoring, rebounds, asstists, steals or blocked shots?

ALL-TIME NBA LEADERS THROUGH THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2005-06 SEASON
POINTS SCORED [1946-47 - 2005-06]
 1 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar       38,387
 2 - Karl Malone               36,928
 3 - Michael Jordan            32,292
 4 - Wilt Chamberlain          31,419
 5 - Moses Malone              27,409
 6 - Elvin Hayes               27,313
 7 - Hakeem Olajuwon           26,946
 8 - Oscar Robertson           26,710
 9 - Dominique Wilkins         26,668
10 - John Havlicek             26,395
11 - Alex English              25,613
12 - Reggie Miller             25,279
13 - Jerry West                25,192
14 - Patrick Ewing             24,815
15 - Shaquille O'Neal          24,764
16 - Charles Barkley           23,757
17 - Robert Parish             23,344
18 - Adrian Dantley            23,177
19 - Elgin Baylor              23,149
20 - Clyde Drexler             22,195
TOTAL REBOUNDS [1950-51 - 2005-06]
 1 - Wilt Chamberlain          23,924
 2 - Bill Russell              21,620
 3 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar       17,440
 4 - Elvin Hayes               16,279
 5 - Moses Malone              16,212
 6 - Karl Malone               14,968
 7 - Robert Parish             14,715
 8 - Nate Thurmond             14,464
 9 - Walt Bellamy              14,241
10 - Wes Unseld                13,769
11 - Hakeem Olajuwon           13,747
12 - Buck Williams             13,017
13 - Jerry Lucas               12,954
14 - Bob Pettit                12,849
15 - Charles Barkley           12,556
16 - Paul Silas                12,347
17 - Charles Oakley            12,205
18 - Dennis Rodman             11,953
19 - Kevin Willis              11,893
20 - Dikembe Mutombo           11,639

ASSISTS [1946-47 - 2005-06]
 1 - John Stockton             15,806
 2 - Mark Jackson              10,334
 3 - Magic Johnson             10,141
 4 - Oscar Robertson            9,887
 5 - Isiah Thomas               9,061
 6 - Gary Payton                8.765
 7 - Rod Strickland             7,987
 8 - Jason Kidd                 7,955
 9 - Maurice Cheeks             7,392
10 - Len Wilkens                7,215
11 - Terry Porter               7,160
12 - Tim Hardaway               7,095
13 - Bob Cousy                  6,955
14 - Guy Rodgers                6,917
15 - Muggsy Bogues              6,726
16 - Kevin Johnson              6,711
17 - Derek Harper               6,577
18 - Nate Archibald             6,481
19 - John Lucas                 6,454
20 - Reggie Theus               6,453
STEALS [1973-74 - 2005-06]
 1 - John Stockton              3,265
 2 - Michael Jordan             2,514 
 3 - Gary Payton                2,402
 4 - Maurice Cheeks             2,310 
 5 - Scottie Pippen             2,307
 6 - Clyde Drexler              2,207 
 7 - Hakeem Olajuwon            2,162
 8 - Alvin Robertson            2,112
 9 - Karl Malone                2,085
10 - Mookie Blaylock            2,075
11 - Derek Harper               1,957
12 - Isiah Thomas               1,861
13 - Jason Kidd                 1,775
14 - Magic Johson               1,724
15 - Ron Harper                 1,716
16 - Fat Lever                  1,666
17 - Charles Barkley            1,648
18 - Gus Williams               1,638
19 - Hersey Hawkins             1,622
20 - Rod Strickland             1,616
BLOCKED SHOTS [1973-74 - 2005-06]
 1-  Hakeem Olajuwon            3,830
 2 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar        3,189
 3 - Dikembe Mutombo            3,154
 4 - Mark Eaton                 3,064
 5 - David Robinson             2,954
 6 - Patrick Ewing              2,849
 7 - Tree Rollins               2,542
 8 - Shaquille O'Neal           2,377
 9 - Robert Parish              2,361
10 - Alonzo Mourning            2,136
11 - Shawn Bradley              2,119
12 - Manute Bol                 2,086
13 - George Johnson             2,082
14 - Larry Nance                2,027
15 - Theo Ratliff               1,815
16 - Elvin Hayes                1,771
17 - Artis Gilmore              1,748
18 - Moses Malone               1,733
19 - Kevin McHale               1,689
20 - Tim Duncan                 1,650

Who are the yearly NBA award winners?

NBA YEARLY AWARD WINNERS
NBA MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1955-56 - Bob Pettit, STL
1956-57 - Bob Cousy, BOS
1957-58 - Bill Russell, BOS
1958-59 - Bob Pettit, STL
1959-60 - Wilt Chamberlain, PHW
1960-61 - Bill Russell, BOS
1961-62 - Bill Russell, BOS
1962-63 - Bill Russell, BOS
1963-64 - Oscar Robertson, CIN
1964-65 - Bill Russell, BOS
1965-66 - Wilt Chamberlain, PHI
1966-67 - Wilt Chamberlain, PHI
1967-68 - Wilt Chamberlain, PHI
1968-69 - Wes Unseld, BAL
1969-70 - Willis Reed, NYK
1970-71 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, MIL
1971-72 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, MIL
1972-73 - Dave Cowens, BOS
1973-74 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, MIL
1974-75 - Bob McAdoo, BUF
1975-76 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LAL
1976-77 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LAL
1977-78 - Bill Walton, POR
1978-79 - Moses Malone, HOU
1979-80 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LAL
1980-81 - Julius Erving, PHI
1981-82 - Moses Malone, HOU
1982-83 - Moses Malone, PHI
1983-84 - Larry Bird, BOS
1984-85 - Larry Bird, BOS
1985-86 - Larry Bird, BOS
1986-87 - Earvin Johnson, LAL
1987-88 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1988-89 - Earvin Johnson, LAL
1989-90 - Earvin Johnson, LAL
1990-91 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1991-92 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1992-93 - Charles Barkley, PHO
1993-94 - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU
1994-95 - David Robinson, SAN
1995-96 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1996-97 - Karl Malone, UTA
1997-98 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1998-99 - Karl Malone, UTA
1999-00 - Shaquille O'Neal, LAL
2000-01 - Allen Iverson, PHI
2001-02 - Tim Duncan, SAN
2002-03 - Tim Duncan, SAN
2003-04 - Kevin Garnett, MIN
2004-05 - Steve Nash, PHO
2005-06 - Steve Nash, PHO
NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1947-48 - Paul Hoffman, BLT
1948-49 - Howie Shannon, PRO
1949-50 - Alex Groza, INO
1950-51 - Paul Arizin, PHW
1951-52 - Bill Tosheff, INO
          Mel Hutchins, MIL
1952-53 - Don Meineke, FTW
1953-54 - Ray Felix, BAL
1954-55 - Bob Pettit, MLH
1955-56 - Maurice Stokes, ROC
1956-57 - Tom Heinsohn, BOS
1957-58 - Woddy Sauldsberry, PHW
1958-59 - Elgin Baylor, MPL
1959-60 - Wilt Chamberlain, PHW
1960-61 - Oscar Robertson, CIN
1961-62 - Walt Bellamy, CHP
1962-63 - Terry Dischinger, CHZ
1963-64 - Jerry Lucas, CIN
1964-65 - Willis Reed, NYK
1965-66 - Rick Barry, SFW
1966-67 - Dave Bing, DET
1967-68 - Earl Monroe, BAL
1968-69 - Wes Unseld, BAL
1969-70 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, MIL
1970-71 - Dave Cowens, BOS
          Geoff Petrie, POR
1971-72 - Sidney Wicks, POR
1972-73 - Bob McAdoo, BUF
1973-74 - Ernie DiGregorio, BUF
1974-75 - Jamaal Wilkes, GSW
1975-76 - Alvan Adams, PHO
1976-77 - Adrian Dantley, BUF
1977-78 - Walter Davis, PHO
1978-79 - Phil Ford, KCK
1979-80 - Larry Bird, BOS
1980-81 - Darrell Griffith, UTA
1981-82 - Buck Williams, NJN
1982-83 - Terry Cummings, SDC
1983-84 - Ralph Sampson, HOU
1984-85 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1985-86 - Patrick Ewing, NYK
1986-87 - Chuck Person, IND
1987-88 - Mark Jackson, NYK
1988-89 - Mitch Richmond, GSW
1989-90 - David Robinson, SAN
1990-91 - Derrick Coleman, NJN
1991-92 - Larry Johnson, CHA
1992-93 - Shaquille O'Neal, ORL
1993-94 - Chris Webber, GSW
1994-95 - Grant Hill, DET
          Jason Kidd, DAL
1995-96 - Damon Stoudamire, TOR
1996-97 - Allen Iverson, PHI
1997-98 - Tim Duncan, SAN
1998-99 - Vince Carter, TOR
1999-00 - Elton Brand, CHI
          Steve Francis, HOU
2000-01 - Mike Miller, ORL
2001-02 - Pau Gasol, MEG
2002-03 - Amare Stoudemire, PHO
2003-04 - LeBron James, CLE
2004-05 - Emeka Okafor, CHN
2005-06 - Chris Paul, NOK
NBA COACH OF THE YEAR
1962-63 - Harry Gallatin, STL
1963-64 - Alex Hannum, SFW
1964-65 - Red Auerbach, BOS
1965-66 - Dolph Schayes, PHI
1966-67 - Johnny Kerr, CHI
1967-68 - Richie Guerin, STL
1968-69 - Gene Shue, BAL
1969-70 - Red Holzman, NYK
1970-71 - Dick Motta, CHI
1971-72 - Bill Sharman, LAL
1972-73 - Tom Heinsohn, BOS
1973-74 - Ray Scott, DET
1974-75 - Phil Johnson, KCO
1975-76 - Bill Fitch, CLE
1976-77 - Tom Nissalke, HOU
1977-78 - Hubie Brown, ATL
1978-79 - Cotton Fitzsimmons, KCK
1979-80 - Bill Fitch, BOS
1980-81 - Jack McKinney, IND
1981-82 - Gene Shue, WAS
1982-83 - Don Nelson, MIL
1983-84 - Frank Layden, UTA
1984-85 - Don Nelson, MIL
1985-86 - Mike Fratello, ATL
1986-87 - Mike Schuler, POR
1987-88 - Doug Moe, DEN
1988-89 - Cotton Fitzsimmons, PHO
1989-90 - Pat Riley, LAL
1990-91 - Don Chaney, HOU
1991-92 - Don Nelson, GSW
1992-93 - Pat Riley, NYK
1993-94 - Lenny Wilkens, ATL
1994-95 - Del Harris, LAL
1995-96 - Phil Jackson, CHI
1996-97 - Pat Riley, MIA
1997-98 - Larry Bird, IND
1998-99 - Mike Dunleavy, POR
1999-00 - Doc Rivers, ORL
2000-01 - Larry Brown, PHI
2001-02 - Rick Carlisle, DET
2002-03 - Gregg Popovich, SAN
2003-04 - Hubie Brown, MEG
2004-05 - Mike D'Antoni, PHO
2005-06 - Avery Johnson, DAL
NBA FINALS MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
1968-69 - Jerry West, LAL
1969-70 - Willis Reed, NYK
1970-71 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, MIL
1971-72 - Wilt Chamberlain, LAL
1972-73 - Willis Reed, NYK
1973-74 - John Havlicek, BOS
1974-75 - Rick Barry, GSW
1975-76 - Jo Jo White, BOS
1976-77 - Bill Walton, POR
1977-78 - Wes Unseld, WAS
1978-79 - Dennis Johnson, SEA
1979-80 - Magic Johnson, LAL
1980-81 - Cedric Maxwell, BOS
1981-82 - Magic Johnson, LAL
1982-83 - Moses Malone, PHI
1983-84 - Larry Bird, BOS
1984-85 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LAL
1985-86 - Larry Bird, BOS
1986-87 - Magic Johnson, LAL
1987-88 - James Worthy, LAL
1988-89 - Joe Dumars, DET
1989-90 - Isiah Thomas, DET
1990-91 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1991-92 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1992-93 - Michael Jordan, CHI 
1993-94 - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU
1994-95 - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU
1995-96 - Michael Jordan, CHI 
1996-97 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1997-98 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1998-99 - Tim Duncan, SAN
1999-00 - Shaquille O'Neal, LAL
2000-01 - Shaquille O'Neal, LAL
2001-02 - Shaquille O'Neal, LAL
2002-03 - Tim Duncan, SAN
2003-04 - Chauncey Billups, DET
2004-05 - Tim Duncan, SAN
2005-06 - Dwyane Wade, MIA
NBA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1982-83 - Sidney Moncrief, MIL
1983-84 - Sidney Moncrief, MIL
1984-85 - Mark Eaton, UTA
1985-86 - Alvin Robertson, SAN
1986-87 - Michael Cooper, LAL
1987-88 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1988-89 - Mark Eaton, UTA
1989-90 - Dennis Rodman, DET
1990-91 - Dennis Rodman, DET
1991-92 - David Robinson, SAN
1992-93 - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU
1993-94 - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU
1994-95 - Dikembe Mutombo, DEN
1995-96 - Gary Payton, SEA
1996-97 - Dikembe Mutombo, ATL
1997-98 - Dikembe Mutombo, ATL
1998-99 - Alonzo Mourning, MIA
1999-00 - Alonzo Mourning, MIA
2000-01 - Dikembe Mutombo, ATL/PHI
2001-02 - Ben Wallace, DET
2002-03 - Ben Wallace, DET
2003-04 - Ron Artest, IND
2004-05 - Ben Wallace, DET
2005-06 - Ben Wallace, DET
NBA COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1980-81 - Bernard King, GSW
1981-82 - Gus Williams, SEA
1982-83 - Paul Westphal, NYK
1983-84 - Adrian Dantley, UTA
1984-85 - Micheal Ray Richardson, NJN
NBA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
1985-86 - Alvin Robertson, SAN
1986-87 - Dale Ellis, SEA
1987-88 - Kevin Duckworth, POR
1988-89 - Kevin Johnson, PHO
1989-90 - Rony Seikaly, MIA
1990-91 - Scott Skiles, ORL
1991-92 - Pervis Ellison, WAS
1992-93 - Chris Jackson, DEN
1993-94 - Don MacLean, WAS
1994-95 - Dana Barros, PHI
1995-96 - Gheorghe Muresan, WAS
1996-97 - Isaac Austin, MIA
1997-98 - Alan Henderson, ATL
1998-99 - Darrell Armstrong, ORL
1999-00 - Jalen Rose, IND
2000-01 - Tracy McGrady, ORL
2001-02 - Jermaine O'Neal, IND
2002-03 - Gilbert Arenas, GSW
2003-04 - Zach Randolph, POR
2004-05 - Bobby Simmons, LAC
2005-06 - Boris Diaw, PHO
IBM AWARD
1983-84 - Magic Johnson, LAL 
1984-85 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1985-86 - Charles Barkley, PHI
1986-87 - Charles Barkley, PHI 
1987-88 - Charles Barkley, PHI 
1988-89 - Michael Jordan, CHI
1989-90 - David Robinson, SAN
1990-91 - David Robinson, SAN
1991-92 - Dennis Rodman, DET
1992-93 - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU
1993-94 - David Robinson, SAN
1994-95 - David Robinson, SAN
1995-96 - David Robinson, SAN
1996-97 - Grant Hill, DET
1997-98 - Karl Malone, UTA
1998-99 - Dikembe Mutombo, ATL
1999-00 - Shaquille O'Neal, LAL
2000-01 - Shaquille O'Neal, LAL
2001-02 - Tim Duncan, SAN
NBA SIXTH MAN AWARD
1982-83 - Bobby Jones, PHI
1983-84 - Kevin McHale, BOS
1984-85 - Kevin McHale, BOS
1985-86 - Bill Walton, BOS
1986-87 - Ricky Pierce, MIL
1987-88 - Roy Tarpley, DAL
1988-89 - Eddie Johnson, PHO
1989-90 - Ricky Pierce, MIL
1990-91 - Detlef Schrempf, IND
1991-92 - Detlef Schrempf, IND
1992-93 - Clifford Robinson, POR
1993-94 - Dell Curry, CHA
1994-95 - Anthony Mason, NYK
1995-96 - Toni Kukoc, CHI
1996-97 - John Starks, NYK
1997-98 - Danny Manning, PHO
1998-99 - Darrell Armstrong, ORL
1999-00 - Rodney Rogers, PHO
2000-01 - Aaron McKie, PHI
2001-02 - Corliss Williamson, DET
2002-03 - Bobby Jackson, SAC
2003-04 - Antawn Jamison, DAL
2004-05 - Ben Gordon, CHI
2005-06 - Mike Miller, MEG
NBA EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
1972-73 - Joe Axelson, KCO
1973-74 - Eddie Donovan, BUF
1974-75 - Dick Vertlieb, GSW
1975-76 - Jerry Colangelo, PHO
1976-77 - Ray Patterson, HOU
1977-78 - Angelo Drossos, SAN
1978-79 - Bob Ferry, WAS
1979-80 - Red Auerbach, BOS
1980-81 - Jerry Colangelo, PHO
1981-82 - Bob Ferry, WAS
1982-83 - Zollie Volchok, SEA
1983-84 - Frank Layden, UTA
1984-85 - Vince Boryla, DEN
1985-86 - Stan Kasten, ATL
1986-87 - Stan Kasten, ATL
1987-88 - Jerry Krause, CHI
1988-89 - Jerry Colangelo, PHO
1989-90 - Bob Bass, SAN
1990-91 - Bucky Buckwalter, POR
1991-92 - Wayne Embry, CLE
1992-93 - Jerry Colangelo, PHO
1993-94 - Bob Whitsitt, SEA
1994-95 - Jerry West, LAL
1995-96 - Jerry Krause, CHI
1996-97 - Bob Bass, CHA
1997-98 - Wayne Embry, CLE
1998-99 - Geoff Petrie, SAC
1999-00 - Bob Gabriel, ORL
2000-01 - Geoff Petrie, SAC
2001-02 - Rod Thorn, NJN
2002-03 - Joe Dumars, DET
2003-04 - Jerry West, MEG
2004-05 - Bryan Colangelo, PHO
2005-06 - Elgin Baylor, LAC
NBA J. WALTER KENNEDY CITIZENSHIP AWARD
1974-75 - Wes Unseld, WAS
1975-76 - Slick Watts, SEA
1976-77 - Dave Bing, WAS
1977-78 - Bob Lanier, DET
1978-79 - Calvin Murphy, HOU
1979-80 - Austin Carr, CLE
1980-81 - Mike Glenn, NYK
1981-82 - Kent Benson, DET
1982-83 - Julius Erving, PHI
1983-84 - Frank Layden, UTA
1984-85 - Dan Issel, DEN
1985-86 - Michael Cooper, LAL
        - Rory Sparrow, NYK
1986-87 - Isiah Thomas, DET
1987-88 - Alex English, DEN
1988-89 - Thurl Bailey, UTA
1989-90 - Glenn Rivers, ATL
1990-91 - Kevin Johnson, PHO
1991-92 - Earvin Johnson, LAL
1992-93 - Terry Porter, POR
1993-94 - Joe Dumars, DET
1994-95 - Joe O'Toole, ATL
1995-96 - Chris Dudley, POR
1996-97 - P.J. Brown, MIA
1997-98 - Steve Smith, ATL
1998-99 - Brian Grant, POT
1999-00 - Vlade Divac, SAC
2000-01 - Dikembe Mutombo, ATL/PHI
2001-02 - Alonzo Mourning, MIA
2002-03 - David Robinson, SAN
2003-04 - Reggie Miller, IND
2004-05 - Eric Snow, CLE
2005-06 - Kevin Garnett, MIN
NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
1995-96 - Joe Dumars, DET
1996-97 - Terrell Brandon, CLE
    Atlantic  - Buck Williams, NYK
    Central   - Terrell Brandon, CLE
    Midwest   - Jeff Hornacek, UTA
    Pacific   - Mitch Richmond, SAC
1997-98 - Avery Johnson, SAN
    Atlantic  - Allan Houston, NYK
    Central   - Bobby Phills, CHA
    Midwest   - Avery Johnson, SAN
    Pacific   - Hersey Hawkins, SEA
1998-99 - Hersey Hawkins, SEA
    Atlantic  - Eric Snow, PHI
    Central   - Vince Carter, TOR
    Midwest   - Kevin Garnett, MIN
    Pacific   - Hersey Hawkins, SEA
1999-00 - Alonzo Mourning, MIA
    Atlantic  - Eric Snow, PHI
    Central   - LaPhonso Ellis, ATL
    Midwest   - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU
    Pacific   - Jason Kidd, PHO
2000-01 - David Robinson, SAN
    Atlantic  - Chris Whitney, WAS
    Central   - Sam Perkins, IND
    Midwest   - David Robinson, SAS
    Pacific   - Antawn Jamison, GSW
2001-02 - Steve Smith, SAN
    Atlantic  - LaPhonso Ellis, MIA
    Central   - P.J. Brown, CHA
    Midwest   - Steve Smith, SAN
    Pacific   - Shawn Marion, PHO
2002-03 - Ray Allen, SEA
    Atlantic  - Allan Houston, NYK
    Central   - P.J. Brown, NOH
    Midwest   - Michael Finley, DAL
    Pacific   - Ray Allen, SEA
2003-04 - P.J. Brown, NOH
    Atlantic  - Kerry Kittles, NJN
    Central   - P.J. Borwn, NOH
    Midwest   - Shane Battier, MEG
    Pacific   - Elton Brand, LAC
2004-05 - Grant Hill, ORL
    Atlantic  - Jacque Vaughn, NJN
    Central   - Austin Croshere, IND
    Southeast - Grant Hill, ORL
    Northwest - Andrei Kirilenko, UTA
    Pacific   - Steve Nash, PHO
    Southwest - Shane Battier, MEG
2005-06 - Elton Brand, LAC
    Atlantic  - Jacque Vaughn, NJN
    Central   - Luol Deng, CHI
    Southeast - Shaquille O'Neal, MIA
    Northwest - Andrei Kirilenko, UTA
    Pacific   - Elton Brand, LAC
    Southwest - Yao Ming, HOU
What is the average yearly salary and salary cap?
THE NBA SALARY CAP/SALARY MINIMUM/AVERAGE SALARY
Season	  Salary Cap    Team Minimum  Avg Salary
1946-47 - None          None          $    4,500
1956-57 - None          None          $    6,000
1966-67 - None          None          $   13,000
1967-68 - None          None          $   20,000
1972-73 - None          None          $   90,000
1976-77 - None          None          $  130,000
1977-78 - None          None          $  143,000
1979-80 - None          None          $  173,000
1980-81 - None          None          $  189,000
1981-82 - None          None          $  218,000
1982-83 - None          None          $  246,000
1983-84 - None          None          $  275,000
1984-85 - $ 3,600,000   $ 2,900,000   $  340,000
1985-86 - $ 4,233,000   $ 3,400,000   $  395,000
1986-87 - $ 4,945,000   $ 4,000,000   $  440,000
1987-88 - $ 6,164,000   $ 5,000,000   $  510,000
1988-89 - $ 7,232,000   $ 5,900,000   $  601,000
1989-90 - $ 9,802,000   $ 7,900,000   $  748,000
1990-91 - $11,871,000   $ 9,610,000   $1,034,000
1991-92 - $12,500,000   $10,120,000   $1,202,000
1992-93 - $14,000,000   $11,340,000   $1,348,000
1993-94 - $15,100,000   $12,300,000   $1,558,000
1994-95 - $15,964,000   $12,880,000   $1,800,000
1995-96 - $23,000,000   $17,250,000   $2,100,000
1996-97 - $24,300,000   $18,225,000   ???
1997-98 - $26,900,000   $20,175,000   $2,350,000
1998-99 - $30,000,000   ???           $2,400,000
1999-00 - $34,000,000   ???           $2,947,000
2000-01 - $35,500,000                 $4,200,000
2001-02 - $42,500,000                 $4,500,000
2002-03 - $40,270,000                 $4,546,000
2003-04 - $43,840,000                 $4,917,000
2004-05 - $43,870,000                 $3,864,241
2005-06 - $49,500,000                 $4,037,899
2006-07 - $53,136,000
What are the yearly NBA statistical averages?
BAA/NBA YEARLY STATISTICAL AVERAGES
Season      GP  FG%  3P%  FT%  TRb  Ast   PF  Stl  Trn  Blk  Pnts
1946-47 - 60.2 .279 .... .641 ....  6.9 20.8 .... .... ....  67.7
1947-48 - 48.0 .284 .... .675 ....  7.0 22.2 .... .... ....  72.6
1948-49 - 60.0 .327 .... .703 .... 18.6 25.6 .... .... ....  80.0
1949-50 - 66.0 .340 .... .714 .... 19.6 27.0 .... .... ....  88.0
1950-51 - 64.4 .357 .... .732 46.8 21.0 27.0 .... .... ....  84.1
1951-52 - 66.0 .367 .... .735 51.8 21.9 26.9 .... .... ....  83.7
1952-53 - 70.2 .370 .... .716 48.9 21.0 28.8 .... .... ....  82.7
1953-54 - 72.0 .372 .... .709 48.4 20.3 25.4 .... .... ....  79.5
1954-55 - 72.0 .385 .... .738 53.1 23.6 24.8 .... .... ....  93.9
1955-56 - 72.0 .387 .... .745 56.5 24.3 26.4 .... .... ....  99.0
1956-57 - 72.0 .380 .... .751 58.0 18.9 25.1 .... .... ....  99.6
1957-58 - 72.0 .383 .... .746 65.9 19.6 25.5 .... .... .... 106.6
1958-59 - 72.0 .395 .... .756 62.3 19.6 26.0 .... .... .... 108.2
1959-60 - 75.0 .409 .... .735 66.2 22.6 25.6 .... .... .... 115.3
1960-61 - 79.0 .415 .... .733 66.0 24.2 26.8 .... .... .... 118.1
1961-62 - 80.0 .426 .... .727 64.3 23.9 25.9 .... .... .... 118.8
1962-63 - 80.0 .441 .... .727 60.1 22.7 26.0 .... .... .... 115.3
1963-64 - 80.0 .433 .... .722 59.3 21.4 26.8 .... .... .... 111.0
1964-65 - 80.0 .426 .... .721 60.5 21.0 26.0 .... .... .... 110.6
1965-66 - 80.0 .433 .... .727 61.4 22.9 26.2 .... .... .... 115.5
1966-67 - 81.0 .441 .... .732 60.6 22.4 26.2 .... .... .... 117.4
1967-68 - 82.0 .446 .... .720 59.6 22.8 26.3 .... .... .... 116.6
1968-69 - 82.0 .441 .... .714 52.9 23.1 25.5 .... .... .... 112.3
1969-70 - 82.0 .460 .... .751 53.1 24.7 25.7 .... .... .... 116.7
1970-71 - 82.0 .449 .... .745 51.1 24.3 24.4 .... .... .... 112.4
1971-72 - 82.0 .455 .... .748 51.1 24.1 23.6 .... .... .... 110.2
1972-73 - 82.0 .456 .... .758 50.3 25.2 22.8 .... .... .... 107.6
1973-74 - 82.0 .459 .... .771 48.2 24.6 23.8 8.70 20.8 4.71 105.7
1974-75 - 82.0 .457 .... .765 47.1 23.8 24.3 8.80 19.9 4.26 102.6
1975-76 - 82.0 .458 .... .751 47.4 23.0 24.8 8.93 19.8 4.44 104.5
1976-77 - 82.0 .465 .... .751 47.1 22.8 25.2 9.37 20.6 5.07 106.6
1977-78 - 82.0 .469 .... .752 47.1 25.0 25.2 9.60 20.1 5.13 108.5
1978-79 - 82.0 .485 .... .752 45.2 25.8 25.3 9.13 19.8 5.37 110.3
1979-80 - 82.0 .488 .280 .764 44.9 25.8 24.4 9.41 18.9 5.30 109.3
1980-81 - 82.0 .491 .245 .751 43.5 25.5 25.1 9.00 18.7 5.32 110.1
1981-82 - 82.0 .497 .262 .746 43.5 25.2 26.2 8.54 17.7 5.37 108.6
1982-83 - 82.0 .492 .238 .740 42.6 25.9 25.6 8.89 19.1 5.60 108.5
1983-84 - 82.0 .499 .250 .760 41.2 26.2 25.8 8.50 17.9 5.30 110.3
1984-85 - 82.0 .499 .282 .764 43.5 26.3 24.9 8.55 17.9 5.32 110.8
1985-86 - 82.0 .495 .282 .756 43.6 26.0 25.2 8.79 17.8 5.26 110.2
1986-87 - 82.0 .480 .301 .763 44.0 26.0 24.5 8.62 17.0 5.52 109.9
1987-88 - 82.0 .480 .316 .766 43.4 25.8 24.1 8.51 16.7 5.39 108.2
1988-89 - 82.0 .477 .323 .768 43.9 25.5 23.7 9.09 17.2 5.34 109.2
1989-90 - 82.0 .476 .335 .764 43.1 24.9 23.3 8.52 16.1 5.06 107.0
1990-91 - 82.0 .474 .320 .765 43.3 24.7 23.2 8.59 16.0 5.26 106.3
1991-92 - 82.0 .472 .331 .759 43.7 24.5 22.2 8.65 15.5 5.51 105.3
1992-93 - 82.0 .473 .337 .755 43.1 24.7 23.2 8.55 15.9 5.22 105.3
1993-94 - 82.0 .466 .333 .734 43.0 24.4 22.2 8.88 16.0 5.23 101.5
1994-95 - 82.0 .466 .359 .736 41.6 23.4 23.5 8.28 16.0 5.16 101.4
1995-96 - 82.0 .462 .367 .740 41.3 22.7 23.0 7.98 15.8 5.06  99.5
1996-97 - 82.0 .455 .360 .738 41.1 22.0 22.1 8.20 15.7 4.91  96.9
1997-98 - 82.0 .450 .346 .737 41.5 22.0 22.4 8.39 15.5 5.07  95.6
1998-99 - 50.0 .437 .339 .728 41.7 20.7 22.2 8.35 15.3 4.96  91.6
1999-00 - 82.0 .449 .353 .750 42.9 22.3 23.3 7.94 15.5 5.17  97.5
2000-01 - 82.0 .443 .354 .748 42.5 21.8 22.3 7.80 14.8 5.30  94.8
When was a specific rule change made?
SIGNIFICANT NBA RULE CHANGES
1946-47 - Zone defense prohibited [change made during season].
1950-51 - Jump ball after foul shots in final three minutes of game.
1951-52 - Jump ball after foul shots in final two minutes with player
          committing foul jumping against foul shooter.
1952-53 - Jump ball after foul shots in final two minutes between foul
          shooter against his normal defensive matchup.
          Free throw lane widened from 6' to 10'.
1953-54 - Player foul limit of three in a quarter before disqualification
          for remainder of quarter.
1954-55 - 24-second shot clock added.
          Penalty free throw added [with player fouled during shot
          receiving "three to make two"].
          Team foul limit of six per quarter added.
          Backcourt foul added.
1961-62 - Elbowing foul added.
          Disconcerting foul shooter prohibited.
1964-65 - Free throw lane widened from 10' to 12'.
1965-66 - Offensive goaltending prohibited.
1967-68 - Player shooting technical foul must be in game.
1974-75 - Timeout requests made at approximately the instant a period
          expires not to be granted.
1975-76 - After any playing court violation, the ball is to be put in
          play at the sideline.
          Jump ball to start each quarter eliminated.
1976-77 - Elbowing foul revised to include swinging of elbows.
          Ball moved to halfcourt after timeout in final two minutes of
          game.
          24-second clock reset to five seconds after a defensive team
          causes the ball to go out-of-bounds.
          Forceout eliminated.
1977-78 - Both coaches must be present if a coach wishes to discuss a
          rule interpretation with the officials.
          Baskets scored intentionally into the wrong basket will be
          disallowed.
          24-second clock to be reset to 24 seconds following all
          violations.
          Ball entering the basket from below now a violation.
          Missed free throw tap-in counted as two points.
          Intentional physical contact with officials prohibited.
1978-79 - Rolling the ball onto the floor when inbounding now allowed.
          Technical foul assessed for first illegal defense, two technical
          fouls assessed for subsequent violations.
          Coach ejected after third zone defense technical.
          Players and coaches instructed to proceed to dressing rooms at
          halftime.
          Hand-checking allowed if it does not impede an opponent's
          progress.
1979-80 - Three-point field goal added [23' 9"].
          Third official added.
          Team attempting to bring ball across midcourt before 10-second.
          violation no longer given additional 10 seconds if the defensive
          team causes the ball to go out of bounds.
1980-81 - League returns to two officials.
          Player jewelry prohibited, equipment safety rules defined.
          20-second Injury timeout eliminated.
          One 20-second timeout per half added.
          Red light synchronized to light up when the horn sounds added
          behind backboard.
          Game ball changed from brown to orange.
          24-second shot not to be reset after technical foul on offensive
          team.
1981-82 - Backcourt foul eliminated.
          Penalty free throws eliminated.
          Zone defense rules revised as illegal defense.
          Ejection of coach following third illegal defense technical
          removed.
          Player to report to eight-foot box in front of scorer's table
          before referee will beckon them into the game.
          Shattering backboard prohibited.
          Collapsible rim added.
1982-83 - Team allowed to designate player inbound ball.
1983-84 - Fake free throw to induce lane violation prohibited.
          Basket made simultaneously as illegal defense is call will be
          allowed and illegal defense call disregarded.
          Entering spectator stands prohibited.
1984-85 - Breakaway foul added for players with a clear path to the basket
          in the frontcourt is fouled.
          Game protest rules revised.
          Overtime period timeout increased from two to three regardless
          of remaining timeouts.
1988-89 - Third official added.
1989-90 - Tenths of seconds added to game clock.
1990-91 - Penalty for flagrant foul increased to two free throws and
          possession.
          Expiration of time rule [0:00.3 second rule] added.
1992-93 - Guidelines for infection control added.
          Verbal fan interference rule added.
          Player throwing punch ejected from game and suspended for at
          least one additional game.
1993-94 - Flagrant foul rule revised to five-point system.
1994-95 - Taunting prohibited.
          Hand-checking rules revised to prohibit it from end line in
          backcourt to free throw line in frontcourt.
          Three-point field goal line moved in to 22'.
          Player fouled shooting three-pointer award three free throws.
          "Clear path" rule revised to include backcourt.
          Player committing two flagrant fouls in a game is ejected.
1995-96 - Player suspended for leaving bench area during fights.
1996-97 - Team calling excessive timeouts charges with technical and
          losses possession.
1997-98 - Player not allowed to call timeout if they have both feet in the
          air or have broken the plane of the sideline or baseline.
          Three-point field goal line moved back 23'9".
          Player prohibited from using his forearm to impede the progress
          of a player facing the basket in the frontcourt.
          No-charge area added under basket.
1998-99 -
1999-00 -
2000-01 - Delay of game penalty in the final two minutes of a game results
          in a technical foul.
          On an inbounds play, if there is a 5 second violation or foul
          before  the ball is inbounded, teams are now allowed to substitute.
          If a player is fouled resulting in free throws and the player has
          to leave the game due to injury or ejection, the opposing coach
          can select the player to shoot the free throws from the bench.
          The league also adopted a change giving a player fouled when he
          has a clear path to the basket one free throw and his team
          possession at midcourt. The old rule gave the player two free
          throws.
          Instead of seven timeouts per game, teams will be limited to six
          with a maximum of three in the fourth quarter instead of the
          previous limit of four. During the last two minutes of the fourth
          period or an overtime period, teams will be allowed two timeouts,
          a reduction from three. 
          Full timeout reduced from 100 seconds to 60 seconds, except for
          the first two timeouts in each period and the mandatory timeouts
          in the second and fourth quarters. 
          Unlimited substitutions during 20-second timeouts.
          Offensive team to call a regular or 20-second timeout in the final
          two minutes for the purpose of advancing the ball to midcourt. 
2001-02 - Illegal defense eliminated.
          3 second restriction for defenders in free throw lane unless a
          defender is  within arm's length of an offensive player.
          10 second count to cross midcourt changed to 8 seconds.
          Reducion in the number of touch fouls by allowing brief contact
          initiated by a defensive player if it does not impede the
          progress of the player with the ball.
??? -     Hanging on rim prohibited.
          Stick-um and foreign substances prohibited.
          Illegal offense-isolation prohibited.
          Delay of game prohibited.
          Away-from-the-play foul added.
          Out-of-bounds screens prohibited.
What is the NBA yearly average attendance?
NBA ATTENDANCE TOTALS
Season       GP DH    Total    Avg.
1946-47 -   331  0  1,040,068  3,142
1947-48 -   191  0    773,273  4,049 [missing one game for CHS]
1948-49 -   ??? ??        ???    ???
1949-50 -   ??? ??        ???    ???
1950-51 -   349  0  1,247,949  3,576
1951-52 -   ??? ??        ???    ???
1952-53 -   352  1  1,126,698  3,210
1953-54 -   324 50    981,606  3,583
1954-55 -   288 19    900,016  3,345
1955-56 -   288 43  1,101,897  4,498
1956-57 -   288 43  1,199,217  4,895
1957-58 -   288 46  1,167,462  4,824
1958-59 -   288 42  1,249,028  5,077
1959-60 -   300 41  1,296,973  5,008
1960-61 -   316 51  1,455,866  5,494
1961-62 -   360 46  1,433,878  4,566
1962-63 -   360 32  1,657,737  5,054
1963-64 -   360 19  1,795,665  5,266
1964-65 -   360 24  1,804,759  5,371
1965-66 -   360 24  2,022,436  6,019
1966-67 -   405 20  2,552,930  6,631
1967-68 -   462 27  2,935,879  6,749
1968-69 -   574 ..  3,721,532  6,484
1969-70 -   574 ..  4,341,028  7,563
1970-71 -   697 ..  5,330,393  7,648
1971-72 -   697 ..  5,618,497  8,061
1972-73 -   697 ..  5,852,081  8,396
1973-74 -   697 ..  5,910,023  8,479
1974-75 -   738 ..  6,892,378  9,339
1975-76 -   738 ..  7,512,249 10,179
1976-77 -   902 ..  9,898,521 10,974
1977-78 -   902 ..  9,874,155 10,947
1978-79 -   902 ..  9,761,377 10,822
1979-80 -   902 ..  9,937,575 11,017
1980-81 -   943 ..  9,449,340 10,021
1981-82 -   943 ..  9,964,919 10,567
1982-83 -   943 ..  9,637,614 10,220
1983-84 -   943 .. 10,014,543 10,620
1984-85 -   943 .. 10,506,355 11,141
1985-86 -   943 .. 11,214,888 11,893
1986-87 -   943 .. 12,065,351 12,795
1987-88 -   943 .. 12,654,374 13,419
1988-89 - 1,025 .. 15,464,994 15,088
1989-90 - 1,107 .. 17,368,659 15,690
1990-91 - 1,107 .. 16,876,125 15,245
1991-92 - 1,107 .. 17,367,240 15,689
1992-93 - 1,107 .. 17,778,295 16,060
1993-94 - 1,107 .. 17,984,014 16,246
1994-95 - 1,107 .. 18,516,484 16,727
1995-96 - 1,189 .. 20,513,218 17,252
1996-97 - 1,189 .. 20,304,629 17,077
1997-98 - 1,189 .. 20,352,157 17,117
1998-99 -   725 .. 12,134,906 16,738
1999-00 - 1,189 .. 20,058,513 16,870
2000-01 - 1,189 .. 19,949,614 16,778
What is the yearly NBA average height and weight?
AVERAGE PLAYER HEIGHT AND WEIGHT
Season    Height  Weight
1949-50 - 6'4"    197 lbs.
1950-51 - 6'4"    198 lbs.
1951-52 - 6'4.5"  198 lbs.
1952-53 - 6'4.5"  200 lbs.
1953-54 - 6'5"    205 lbs.
1954-55 - 6'5"    203 lbs.
1955-56 - 6'5"    206 lbs.
1956-57 - 6'5"    207 lbs.
1957-58 - 6'5"    205 lbs.
1958-59 - 6'5"    208 lbs.
1959-60 - 6'5.5"  206 lbs.
1960-61 - 6'5.5"  207 lbs.
1961-62 - 6'5.5"  208 lbs.
1962-63 - 6'5.5"  208 lbs.
1963-64 - 6'6"    211 lbs.
1964-65 - 6'6"    213 lbs.
1965-66 - 6'6"    211 lbs.
1966-67 - 6'6"    210 lbs.
1967-68 - 6'6"    211 lbs.
1968-69 - 6'6"    214 lbs.
1969-70 - 6'6"    211 lbs.
1970-71 - 6'6"    210 lbs.
1971-72 - 6'6"    211 lbs.
1972-73 - 6'6"    211 lbs.
1973-74 - 6'6"    210 lbs.
1974-75 - 6'6"    208 lbs.
1975-76 - 6'6.5"  209 lbs.
1976-77 - 6'6.5"  208 lbs.
1977-78 - 6'6.5"  207 lbs.
1978-79 - 6'6.5"  206 lbs.
1979-80 - 6'6.5"  208 lbs.
1980-81 - 6'6.5"  209 lbs.
1981-82 - 6'6.5"  210 lbs.
1982-83 - 6'7"    211 lbs.
1983-84 - 6'7"    211 lbs.
1984-85 - 6'7"    212 lbs.
1985-86 - 6'7.5"  214 lbs.
1986-87 - 6'7.5"  215 lbs.
1987-88 - ???     ???
1988-89 - 6'7"    214 lbs.
1989-90 - 6'7"    214 lbs.
1990-91 - 6'7"    215 lbs.
1991-92 - 6'7"    216 lbs.
1992-93 - 6'7"    217 lbs.
1993-94 - ???     ???
1994-95 - ???     ???
1995-96 - 6'7"    223 lbs.
1996-97 - 6'7"    224 lbs.
1997-98 - 6'7"    223 lbs.
1998-99 - 6'7"    224 lbs.
1999-00 - 6'7.5"  225 lbs.
2000-01 - 6'7"    224 lbs.
What are some of the major events in basketball history?

1891 - Basketball is invented by Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1895 - The backboard is introduced to prevent fans from interfering with play (baskets were often hung on balconies).
1898 - The first professional league, the National Basketball League, is formed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
1908 - The dribbler is permited to shoot the ball, and the NCAA eliminates the double dribble.
1914 - NCAA, Amateur Athletic Union and YMCA rules are standardized.
1920 - Players are allowed to re-enter the game.
1925 - The first major professional league, the American Basketball Association is formed. (The ABL is the first league to sign players to exclusive contracts and it's teams are located in many of the major cities in the country)
1930 - Professional leagues eliminate the double dribble.
1931 - The American Basketball League disbands.
1932 - The midcourt line is introdued to eliminate stalling.
1937 - The center jump ball after each score is eliminated.
1937 - The National Basketball League is formed. (The Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings can all trace their heritage beck to the the NBL, and the league featured many future NBA stars such as George Mikan, Jim Pollard, Dolph Schayes, Bob Davies and Red Holzman)
1946 - The Basketball Association of America, a forerunner of the NBA is formed. (Three of the league's orginal 11 franchises are still playing today- the New York Knickerbockers, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia (now Golden State) Warriors)
1948 - Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Rochester jump to the BAA from the NBL
1949 - The BAA merges with the National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association.
1950 - The NBA begins racial integration when Earl Loyd, Nat Clifton and Chuck Cooper join the league.
1954 - The NBA introduces the shot clock to curtail stalling tactics.
1960 - The Minneapolis become the first team to move to the West Coast as they become the Los Angeles Lakers
1961 - The rival American Basketball League begins play and introduces the three-point shot.
1962 - The ABL disbands
1967 - A rival to the NBA, the American Basketball Association is formed. (The ABA would go on to develop some of the most exciting players in pro basketball, including Julius Erving, George Gervin, David Thompson, Connie Hawkins, Artis Gilmore, George McGinnis, Roger Brown and Moses Malone)
1976 - The NBA expands to include the ABA's surviving franchises. (the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs)
1992 - Professional basketball players are allowed in the Olympics and the "Dream Team" (featuring Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson) is born.

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