スポーツ / Sports

As one of the premier sports in the United States, the NBA has attracted many fans from all over the world. In this blog, we will explore the NBA through numbers and provide a summary that even beginners can enjoy.

NBA誕生の歴史 / The Birth of NBA History

The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded to fill the downtime of arenas used for professional ice hockey. Let’s take a look at the history of the NBA and how it evolved into what we see today.

1892年 マサチューセッツ州スプリングフィールドでバスケットボールの初の公開試合が行われました。
The first public basketball game was played in Springfield, Massachusetts
1946年 BAA創設。
Basketball Association of America (BAA) founded.
1949年 ライバルリーグであったナショナル・バスケットボール・リーグNBLを吸収合併し、NBAに名称を変更。
The BAA merged with its rival league, the National Basketball League (NBL), and changed its name to the NBA.
1967年 NBAに新しいチームが参加するには高額な加入金を支払う必要があったため、新たなリーグ、アメリカン・バスケットボール・アソシエーション(ABA)が創設。
Because of the high expansion fee required to join the NBA, a new league, the American Basketball Association (ABA), was formed.
1976年 NBAとABAがNBAの名のもとに合併。
The NBA and ABA merged under the NBA name.



It is formally named “The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame” after James Naismith, the inventor of modern basketball. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, it is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and celebrating the game of basketball at every level.


The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. The league is composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada) and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

There are 15 teams in each of the two conferences, Eastern Conference and Western Conference.

Each conference has 4 divisions, and there are 5 teams in each division.

イースタン・カンファレンス Eastern Conference

Atlantic① Boston CelticsBoston, MassachusettsTD Garden19,15619461946
Atlantic② Brooklyn NetsNew York City, New YorkBarclays Center17,73219671976
Atlantic③ New York KnicksMadison Square GardenBarclays Center19,81219461946
Atlantic④ Philadelphia 76ersPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaWells Fargo Center20,47819461949
Atlantic⑤ Toronto RaptorsToronto, OntarioScotiabank Arena19,80019951995
Central⑥ Chicago BullsChicago, IllinoisUnited Center20,91719661966
Central⑦ Cleveland CavaliersCleveland, OhioRocket Mortgage FieldHouse19,43219701970
Central⑧ Detroit PistonsDetroit, MichiganLittle Caesars Arena20,33219411948
Central⑨ Indiana PacersIndianapolis, IndianaGainbridge Fieldhouse17,92319671976
Central⑩ Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee, WisconsinFiserv Forum17,34119681968
Southeast⑪ Atlanta HawksAtlanta, GeorgiaState Farm Arena16,60019461949
Southeast⑫ Charlotte HornetsCharlotte, North CarolinaSpectrum Center19,07719881988
Southeast⑬ Miami HeatMiami, FloridaMiami-Dade Arena19,60019881988
Southeast⑭ Orlando MagicOrlando, FloridaAmway Center18,84619891989
Southeast⑮ Washington WizardsWashington, D.C.Capital One Arena20,35619611961

ウェスタン・カンファレンス Western Conference

Northwest① Denver NuggetsDenver, ColoradoBall Arena19,52019671976
Northwest② Minnesota TimberwolvesMinneapolis, MinnesotaTarget Center18,79819891989
Northwest③ Oklahoma City ThunderOklahoma City, OklahomaPaycom Center18,20319671967
Northwest④ Portland Trail BlazersPortland, OregonModa Center19,39319701970
Northwest⑤ Utah JazzSalt Lake City, UtahVivint Arena18,30610741074
Pacific⑥ Golden State WarriorsSan Francisco, CaliforniaChase Center18,06419461946
Pacific⑦ Los Angeles ClippersLos Angeles, CaliforniaCrypto.com Arena19,07919701970
Pacific⑧ Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles, CaliforniaCrypto.com Arena19,07919471948
Pacific⑨ Phoenix SunsPhoenix, ArizonaFootprint Center16,64519681968
Pacific⑩ Sacramento KingsSacramento, CaliforniaGolden 1 Center17,60819231948
Southwest⑪ Dallas MavericksDallas, TexasAmerican Airlines Center19,20019801980
Southwest⑫ Houston RocketsHouston, TexasToyota Center18,05519671967
Southwest⑬ Memphis GrizzliesMemphis, TennesseeFedExForum18,11919951995
Southwest⑭ New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans, LouisianaSmoothie King Center16,86720022002
Southwest⑮ San Antonio SpursSan Antonio, TexasAT&T Center18,41819671976


Let’s see various records in NBA.

NBA歴代チャンピョンランキング (2022年まで)

Ranking of NBA champions (Through 2022 season)

EA = Eastern Conference Atlantic
EC = Eastern Conference Central
ES = Eastern Conference Southeast
WN = Western Conference Northwest
WP = Western Conference Pacific
WS = Western Conference Southwest

Year(s) wonYear(s) lost
Los Angeles LakersWP1715320.5311949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954,
1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987,
1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009,
2010, 2020
1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966,
1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1983,
1984, 1989, 1991, 2004, 2008
Boston CelticsEA175220.7731957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968,
1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984,
1986, 2008
1958, 1985, 1987, 2010, 2022
Golden State WarriorsWP75120.5831947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017,
2018, 2022
1948, 1964, 1967, 2016, 2019
Chicago BullsEC60611991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997,
San Antonio SpursWS5160.8331999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 20142013
Philadelphia 76ersEA3690.3331955, 1967, 19831950, 1954, 1977, 1980, 1982, 2001
Detroit Pistons[iv]EC3470.4291989, 1990, 20041955, 1956, 1988, 2005
Miami HeatES3360.52006, 2012, 20132011, 2014, 2020
New York KnicksEA2680.251970, 19731951, 1952, 1953, 1972, 1994, 1999
Houston RocketsWS2240.51994, 19951981, 1986
Milwaukee BucksEC2130.6671971, 20211974
Cleveland CavaliersEC1450.220162007, 2015, 2017, 2018
Atlanta HawksES1340.2519581957, 1960, 1961
Washington WizardsES1340.2519781971, 1975, 1979
Oklahoma City ThunderWN1340.2519791978, 1996, 2012
Portland Trail BlazersWN1230.33319771990, 1992
Dallas MavericksWS1120.520112006
Baltimore Bullets (original) folded in 195410111948
Sacramento KingsWP10111951
Toronto RaptorsEA10112019
Phoenix SunsWP03301976, 1993, 2021
Utah JazzWN02201997, 1998
Brooklyn Nets[x]EA02202002, 2003
Orlando MagicES02201995, 2009
Chicago Stagsfolded in 195001101947
Washington Capitolsfolded in 195101101949
Indiana PacersEC01102000
Charlotte HornetsES
Denver NuggetsWN
Los Angeles ClippersWP
Memphis GrizzliesWS
Minnesota TimberwolvesWN
New Orleans PelicansWS

レギュラーシーズンの1試合平均得点ランキング (2022年まで)

Game Average Points Ranking in the Regular Season (Through 2022 season)

RANKPlayerTeam(s)YearSeasonsNo.Season Years
1Michael JordanChicago Bulls1984/85-1997/98, 2001/02-2002/031561991, 1992, 1993,
1996, 1997, 1998
2LeBron JamesMiami Heat (2),
Cleveland Cavaliers,
Los Angeles Lakers
2003/04-2022/232042012, 2013, 2016,
3Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers1979/80-1991/92, 1996/97, 1999/00-20000/011631980, 1982, 1987
4Shaquille O’NealLos Angeles Lakers1992/93-2011/122032000, 2001, 2002
5Tim DuncanSan Antonio Spurs1997/98-2016/172031999, 2003, 2005
6Willis ReedNew York Knicks196/65-1974/751121970, 1973
7Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers1969/70-1989/902121971, 1985
8Larry BirdBoston Celtics1979/80-1992/931421984, 1986
9Hakeem OlajuwonHouston Rockets1984/85-2002/031921994, 1995
10Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers1996/97-2010/112122009, 2010
11Kevin DurantGolden State Warriors2007/08-2018/19, 2020/21-2022/231522017, 2018
12Kawhi LeonardSan Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors2011/12-2022/231222014, 2019


It’s about the money situation in NBA.


The 2022/23 salary cap totals of each NBA team

1Golden State Warriors0.51427.2$200,787,946
2Milwaukee Bucks0.6961330.1$192,520,597
3Los Angeles Clippers0.5251428.5$192,460,319
4Washington Wizards0.4731526.5$186,736,428
5Los Angeles Lakers0.4561425.8$181,356,066
6Dallas Mavericks0.5341428.1$179,341,632
7Phoenix Suns0.5341328.3$176,463,309
8Boston Celtics0.7191428.3$175,455,024
9Minnesota Timberwolves0.5081525.6$175,052,574
10Denver Nuggets0.6841426.8$167,536,850
11Brooklyn Nets0.5891427.3$167,238,353
12Philadelphia 76ers0.6551427.1$163,661,957
13Atlanta Hawks0.5091524.3$158,133,740
14Portland Trail Blazers0.4821524.3$154,789,520
15Oklahoma City Thunder0.4911622.9$154,594,213
16New Orleans Pelicans0.5091525.9$154,267,848
17Chicago Bulls0.4641526.5$153,420,038
18Cleveland Cavaliers0.6271427$153,271,551
19Utah Jazz0.4831426.6$152,903,152
20Sacramento Kings0.5711525.8$151,668,312
21Miami Heat0.5611328.1$149,085,695
22Toronto Raptors0.4661526.1$149,052,584
23New York Knicks0.5341325.4$145,868,034
24Charlotte Hornets0.2591425.3$143,447,075
25Orlando Magic0.4041524.1$138,840,650
26Houston Rockets0.2321524.1$137,668,291
27Memphis Grizzlies0.6071523.9$127,365,210
28Detroit Pistons0.2591424.9$126,730,373
29Indiana Pacers0.4311525.9$123,590,513
30San Antonio Spurs0.2461524.7$98,691,331

NBA選手の生涯年俸ベスト10 (2022/23年まで)

This is a ranking for NBA Player’s total earnings (Through 2022/23)

1LeBron James2003/04 – 2022/2320$431,859,107
2Chris Paul2005/06 – 2022/2318$359,109,419
3Kevin Durant2007/08 – 2022/2316$349,142,591
4Russell Westbrook2008/04 – 2022/2315$335,645,148
5Kevin Garnett1995/96 – 2016/1722$334,304,240
6Kobe Bryant1996/97 – 2015/1620$323,312,307
7Stephen Curry2009/10 – 2022/2314$302,806,362
8James Harden2009/10 – 2022/2314$301,660,574
9Shaquille O’Neal1992/93 – 2010/1119$286,344,668
10John Wall2010/11 – 2022/2313$276,483,708

まとめ / Summary


The NBA was established in 1946 and has since created various historic moments, becoming a basketball league loved by people all over the world. The NBA will continue to be fascinating for those who love basketball, forever.