Fan Duel – AOL
Forty years ago this coming October, the American Basketball Association kicked off what would prove to be its final season, before merging with the NBA in 1977. But is “merging” really the proper way to describe the melding of the two preeminent hoops entities of the day? Well, that depends on what your definition of “merge” is. If you’re comfortable calling an esteemed older league absorbing a flailing younger league’s only four viable franchises a merger, then sure, it’s a merger.