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THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a men’s professional basketball league.  The league has grown to become the largest professional sports league in the world!  In 1999 Joe Newman and Richard P. Tinkham founded the league. It is the re-launch of the original ABA which merged with the NBA in 1976.  Tinkham co-founded both the original ABA and the Indiana Pacers. Joe Newman was the CEO of Joe Newman Advertising, Inc. and Alliance Broadcasting Group, Inc.  The ABA was established in 1967 and merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976 [New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets].  Some of the ABA notable players where: Julius Irving (Dr. J) George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, Moses Malone along with, many others that came to be NBA players.  The ABA was reformed in 2000 in partnership with the NBA and has been operating in harmony for the past 16 years.

NEWS UPDATES
Austin Bats Wins Big vs Texas Nighthawks
Jan. 26, 2019

The Austin Bats defeat the Nighthawks in their second matchup this season. The Bats are back on a win streak and dominating teams in their division scoring an average of 160 points per game over the last 5 games. Teams are struggling to keep up and the Bats tend to pull away in the second half.

Austin Bats move to 3-0 for the season
Dec. 1, 2018

Austin Bats (3-0) 155
Kyle Stallions (1-2) 138

Austin Bats defeat Southwest Division rivalry Kyle Stallions in their first meeting of the season. The bats are now 7-0 against the Stallions over the last three seasons.

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Austin Bats Continued their winning Ways
Nov. 18, 2018
 
AUSTIN BATS 136
HOUSTON RED STORM 126

The Austin Bats win their second game at home against the Houston Red Storm lead by Pat Perkins (28pts, 6ast, 5reb, 1stl). Six Bats players scored over double digits. The Bats defense was the difference in this game forcing several turnovers and picking up 13 steals as a team. 

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