In 1976 the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association agreed on a deal to have four league teams join the NBA, and the remaining American Basketball Association teams would dissolve. Before the merger, however, the American Basketball Association was full of vibrant characters and basketball all-stars.
Most people know the ABA stars that were later successful in the NBA, such as Julius “Dr. J” Irving, but now it is time to meet some of the other stand-out players and coaches of the American Basketball Association. There are countless hoops legends from the ABA days, and through the help of RememberTheABA.com we are able to take a deeper look some of the league’s best.
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Meet just a few of the standouts from around the league:
The American Basketball Association was full of high-flying, sharp shooting all-stars. Don’t miss some of these great videos of the ABA in action from around the web:
The American Basketball Association was full of vibrant teams and players. For a complete history of the league, be sure to check out Arthur Hundhausen’s amazing work at RememberTheABA.com. He has collected countless stories from the ABA days, and provides the best educational resource on the players, teams, and spectacles of the American Basketball Association. From Big Hair to Outlandish Gimmicks, Hundausen has provided people the ultimate guide to the ABA.
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