On this date in 1967, the legendary American Basketball Association was born. The league, which fielded 11 teams in its first season, lasted until the 1975/76 season, when it was forced to disband after facing financial difficulties. Of course, four former ABA clubs joined the NBA in the summer of 1976: the Nuggets, Pacers, Nets, and Spurs. The ABA’s existence was brief, but it forever altered the game of basketball and the NBA as we know it.
Got a great basketball blog post that you want to see featured on Hoops Rumors? Send it to Zach at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here’s this week’s look around the basketball blogosphere…
- Slam Dunk Zone comes to the defense of Damian Lillard.
- Posterized Basketball broke down the Raptors.
- Hoops In the Holland House wants to see change in OKC.
- Bullets Forever says the Wizards are doing great on D despite losing Trevor Ariza.
- The Dream Shake penned an open letter to Steve Kerr.
- Denver Stiffs is buckled in for a bumpy ride.