Awakenings: Happy Birthday, NBA! Today's History | Excitement! Thrill! Competition! America, as well as the world, is into sports! "Let the games begin!" has been announced for centuries. But, sports are much more than simply fun and games. The fight to the finish, the urge to be in the winner's circle, the desire to be the best of the best thrives on sheer will to concentrate harder and never give up. It takes a lot on the playing field as well as behind the scenes.

Bernhard "Bennie" Borgmann (November 22, 1900 in Haledon, New Jersey – November 11, 1978 in Hawthorne, New Jersey) was one of the early pro basketball players. He played for 17 years between 1919 and 1936, and is mostly known for his time with the Kingston Colonials and Original Celtics. Borgmann is regarded as the best offensive player of his era. He also served as the first coach of the Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball League—now the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers—from 1946 to…

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Broadcasts schedule National Basketball League of Canada for free. Watch Basketball NBL live streams for all events. Upcoming broadcasts this weekend

The Faces of the National Basketball League Tim Duncan,veteran San Antonio Spurs,& Le Bron James,new to the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Sydney Kings' Ben Madgen in action playing in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL)

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It’s Like the N.B.A., Minus the Money, Fame and Fans In the National Basketball League of Canada, the pros play for the love of the game — and if they’re lucky, the bus will get them to the game on time.

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