Lego Ultimate NBA Arena
Now you can play championship basketball with real NBA players. The Ultimate NBA Arena features 10 amazing collectable Lego NBA mini-figures -- Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson, and Jason Kidd.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). It changed its name to the NBA in 1949 after merging with its rival, the National Basketball League (NBL). Over the decades, the NBA has grown into one of the most popular and successful professional sports leagues in the world, thanks in large part to a series of transformative players, including Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James, among others. The league broke new ground in marketing, broadcast partnerships, and global outreach, becoming the first of the major American sports leagues to cultivate a large international following. The NBA was also a pioneer in racial integration, with African American players entering the league as early as the 1950s, and it has continued to be at the forefront of social justice initiatives among professional sports leagues. From its original 11 teams, the NBA has expanded to 30 franchises located across North America, with games being broadcast in over 200 countries. Its annual Finals series has become a global event, and the league has a massive social media following, making it a significant influence in the sports world both in the United States and internationally.