The NBA is the world's premier men's professional basketball league and is watched by tens of millions of sports fans all across the world.
For United States viewers, you can watch and live stream nationally televised NBA games on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV.
NBA games are also televised on local channels and regional sports networks. You can also access live and on-demand NBA games with a subscription to NBA League Pass.
In Canada, you can watch and live stream the NBA on Sportsnet NOW, TSN Direct, NBA TV Canada and NBA League Pass.
In the United Kingdom, you can watch and live stream the NBA on Sky Sports, NOW TV, and NBA League Pass.
In Australia, you can watch and live stream the NBA on Kayo, Foxtel, ESPN, and NBA League Pass.
The 2023/24 NBA regular season begins on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
The shortest player in NBA history is Muggsy Bogues at 5-foot-3. Bogues played 14 NBA seasons from 1987 to 2001, suiting up for the Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors
The shortest active NBA player is Toronto Raptors guard Markquis Nowell at 5-foot-8.
The tallest player in NBA history is Gheorhe Muresan at 7-foot-7. Muresan played six NBA seasons from 1993 to 2000, suiting up for the Washington Bullets and New Jersey Nets.
The tallest active NBA player is a two-way tie between Houston Rockets center Boban Marjanovic and San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama, who both stand at 7-foot-4.
Each team plays 82 games in the NBA regular season. This has been the standard schedule since the 1967/68 season.
There are 30 teams in the NBA.
The average height of an NBA player in the 2023/24 season is 6 feet-6.74 inches, according to the NBA Roster Survey.
An NBA game consists of four quarters, each of which is 12 minutes long. This means that the total playing time of an NBA game is 48 minutes.
Due to stoppages in play for fouls, timeouts, and other reasons, the actual length of an NBA game is usually between 2 and 2.5 hours.
An NBA quarter is 12 minutes long.
Halftime in the NBA is 15 minutes long. For nationally televised games, halftime can extend beyond 15 minutes to show commercials and other programming.
In the NBA, it takes six personal fouls or two technical fouls to foul out of a game.
The youngest player to appear in an NBA game is Andrew Bynum, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers at 18 years and six days old on November 2, 2005.
The youngest player in the NBA in 2023/24 is Memphis Grizzlies forward GG Jackson, who was born on December 17, 2004. Jackson will be the only 18-year-old in the NBA at the start of the 2023/24 season.
The oldest player to appear in an NBA game is Nal Hickey, who played for the Providence Steamrollers at 45 years and 363 days old on January 28, 1948.
The oldest player on an active NBA roster in 2023/24 is Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, who will be 38 years and 298 days old at the start of the 2023/24 season.
NBA stands for National Basketball Association.
In 2023/24, the highest paid player in the NBA by average annual salary is Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who will make $51.9 million.
LeBron James has scored the most regular season points in NBA history, entering the 2023/24 season with 38,652.