The National Basketball League is an international professional basketball league based in North America. The league consists of thirty teams and is among the four major pro sports leagues in the US and Canada. It is also the second most popular men’s professional sport in the country. Major basketball leagues all over the globe have regular season schedules, while the NBA schedule features seven different conferences with four teams per conference. The teams are scheduled to play each other once every two weeks.
The Eastern Conference consists of the New York Nets, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Wizards, and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. The Western Conference consists of the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, and the Utah Jazz. The remaining teams play in their respective conferences every Tuesday.
NBA players have won the trophy more than any other team in history, and they have continued to bring home the trophy even after retiring from the professional league. Playing in this league is very expensive, especially compared to playing in other professional leagues. Each player is paid well, but the salary that they earn is not equal to that of players from other professional teams. The salaries are also dependent on the performance of their teammates. For instance, the best players earn high salaries but those with poor performances earn low salaries. However, the NBA is well compensated for the popularity it has because it is considered to be the most watched and followed professional sport in the entire world.