NBA 50th Anniversary , 1996-1997 NBA at 50 Champion Jerseys (Part 1)

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NBA 50th Anniversary, 1996-1997 (Part 1) Part 1: NBA at 50 Champion Jerseys (Part 1). It was the year that NBA celebrated its 50th anniversary during 1996-1997. Its aim was to showcase the story of the league , as well as its first teams and superstars. The NBA was not like it’s counterparts, the NFL or MLB which has a younger audience that are familiar with the old stars. It had seen significant growth in popularity in those years (Larry Bird & Magic Johnson) and the 1990s (Michael Jordan and the Bulls) however, those current superstars overshadowed stars of the past. Through the 80s and into the 1990s, the league was looking to the future and growing into a global name, but didn’t take time to think about its past. learn more In the middle of the 90s, kids like me were unaware of who Bill Russell was, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson were, nor knew anything regarding the ABA. learn more