The National Basketball Association, better known as the NBA, was founded in 1946. Originally called the Basketball Association of America, the group changed its name when it acquired the National Basketball League in 1949. Today the NBA has 29 franchised clubs in the Untied Stat ... Read More es and one in Canada. NBA sports teams sell a huge range of sports-themed goods, from home-décor items to novelty gifts. Among the favorites are bar stools and pub tables decorated with a team's logo and colors. These stools, available with or without back support, have padded seats and adjustable levelers; the logo is on the seat. The matching pub tables feature a scratch-resistant, acrylic top. The NBA also sells basketball nets, sweat headbands, and Official NBA Basketballs. The NBA All-Conference Basketball is a 29.5-inch ball for indoor use.