The NBA is a professional basketball league that is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The 2021–22 NBA season is the 76th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The NBA returned to a full 82-game regular season in its normal mid-October to mid-April schedule for the first time since the 2018–19 NBA season. The regular season began on October 19, 2021, and is scheduled to end on April 10, 2022
The start of the 2020–21 regular season was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic which pushed the conclusion of the previous 2019–20 season and playoffs into the fall, had delayed the start date of training camp to November 10, 2020. The preseason began on December 11, 2020, and ended on December 19, 2020. The playoffs will begin on May 22 and operate under the standard playoff format, with four rounds of best-of-seven series. The 2021-22 NBA Finals will begin no later than June 2–19, 2022.
The world’s best athletes play in the NBA and are watched by millions across the world. All 30 teams fight in the regular season of 82 games for a playoff spot. 8 teams from each conference get listed based on their season record. That means 16 teams have a chance of making it to the final. They feature in playoff rounds of 7 games each.
The prize money for the team that won the championship is based on the number of games they played in that they won in the playoff. The proceeds of the earnings is based on the pool of money NBA collected from all of the games played, then it transfers to the NBA Players association which is then distributed among the players of the winning team.
In the NBA, there is no prize money awarded to the team that wins the championship. There is, however, a pool amount is funded by playoff gate receipts that is distributed to teams as they advance through the playoffs. Each team can choose to divide the playoff dollars however they wish. the actual money is based on the collected money that NBA collects for each playoff game. Every game’s playoff ticket sales goes to the NBA office, while the home team are entitled to concessions/parking/arena related sales.
However, there are some awards also given throughout the tournament. These are:
- Sixth Man Award
- Rookie of the Year Award
- Most Improved Player Award
- Defensive Player of the Year Award
- Coach of the Year Award
- Most Valuable Player Award