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What was the original name of the NBA?

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01/16/2007

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the world's premier men's professional basketball league and one of the four major professional sports leagues of North America. The league was founded in New York City, United States on June 6, 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted the name National Basketball Association in the autumn of 1949 after merging with the rival National Basketball League.