The NBA (National Basketball Association) league is the most popular basketball league in the entire world. It features 30 teams, with no promotions or relegations at the end of each season. There are many frequently asked questions about NBA basketball, some of which are highlighted below.
How Do Teams Qualify for the Playoffs?
Eight teams from each of the conferences participate in the playoffs. The eight teams are the ones that rank the highest in the regular season. For all the playoff rounds, a best-of-seven format is used. A team has to win four games against an opponent to proceed. The winners of each conference finals play the NBA Finals.
How Are All-Star Players Selected?
Fans from around the world usually select the players who get to participate in all-star games. The selection is made by voting on the official NBA website and social media. Head coaches in NBA usually select the reserve players. The NBA commissioner can replace a selected player that is unable to participate in the all-star game due to reasons such as injuries.
How Are the All-Star Team Coaches Selected?
The head coaches of the all-star teams are usually the head coaches who have the best records in each of the conferences at the time that the all-star games are played.
Who Is Eligible for the NBA Draft?
Players who are eligible for the NBA draft includes all players who have stayed more than a year after completing high school and are over the age of 19. It also includes international players aged above 22 years, US citizens who have played four years of college basketball, and any player above 19 years who has a contract with any international professional basketball team.
Is There a Maximum Number of Players for an NBA Roster?
Each of the NBA teams is allowed a maximum of only 15 players. Out of the 15 players, only 13 of them can be active in a game.