What is the “NBA”?
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the main North American basketball league created in 1946 under the name of BAA (Basketball Association of America), it then merged with the NBL (National Basketball League) to give birth to the NBA .
The championship includes 30 franchises (teams), divided into two Conferences (East and West), each including three Divisions. At the end of a regular season comprising 82 games, the 16 qualified teams face each other in the playoffs. The Final pits the best team in the Eastern Conference against the best team in the Western Conference. The team that is the first to win four matches is named the champion.
If you're planning your trip to New York, be sure to check out here if the Knicks are playing at Madison Square Garden during your stay. It is an experience worth the detour! If you are unsure of the price but are tempted to attend an NBA game, look to the Nets instead, where ticket prices are more affordable.
The meeting place for Baskets fans
Basketball fans passing through New York, you will not be disappointed! On the side of the well-known 5th avenue is indeed the official store "NBA Store", which makes dream of many players and enthusiasts of this sport ... It must be said that the store does not do in half measures: we find here , on two floors, all the mythical jerseys of the different American teams, hundreds of goodies and other derivative products, exclusive accessories, official balls sometimes signed with the brand of great players, books and gadgets stamped NBA… A great moment sport!
Good to know
- The old NBA Store was closed in February 2011 for economic reasons (the rent had become too expensive).
- The current store is 600 m² (compared to 2 m² for the old one…) and is located on 500th Avenue, a few blocks from the old store (many say it was much better before).
- The salespeople are also really very nice and for the most part passionate, do not hesitate to ask them any questions ...
- For those who aren't lucky enough to be in New York, you still have the NBA.COM site.
If you're into basketball and the NBA, don't miss out on a visit to the NBA Store, one of the Big Apple's busiest stores.
Where is the NBA Store located?
To get to the store, just take lines D, B, F and M (these are the orange lines) and get off at the stop 47-50 streets / rockfeller center (about 5min walk). The NBA Store is located between 47th and 48th Street.
Address : 590 5th Ave New York, NY 10036
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 21 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.