1) The National Basketball Association (NBA) and The American Basketball Association (ABA) are US-based basketball leagues consisting of multiple teams from different US regions. 2) The NBA includes professionals and currently has 30 teams, while the ABA includes college players and now has more than 60 teams.
Also to know is, what teams from the ABA went to the NBA?
In 1976, four ABA teams — the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs — merged with the NBA. The terms of the merger required each team to pay the NBA $3.2 million and ABA teams would receive no money from national television contracts for the first three seasons.
Also Know, why did the ABA and NBA merge?
1977). After the NBA owners voted in 1970 to merge with the ABA, the NBA Players Association filed a lawsuit in April 1970 to prevent the merger on antitrust grounds. The existence of the ABA resulted in increased salaries for players in both leagues as the ABA and NBA competed with each other to sign players.
Do ABA basketball players get paid?
Salaries. The ABA imposes a salary cap of 120,000 dollars and players are often paid thrity-fifty dollars per game. Some teams, like the Richmond Elite, pay their players more - offering them as much as 300 dollars per game.
What 4 ABA teams joined the NBA?
On this day in 1976, the National Basketball Association (NBA) merges with its rival, the American Basketball Association (ABA), and takes on the ABA's four most successful franchises: the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers, the New York (later Brooklyn) Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.