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  • The Global Impact of the NBA  By : Grant Eckert
    The NBAs impact on the world could be considered minimal, if it were not for the advanced technology of global television and the personal outreach both to and from the team members. This is exemplified by the NBA China experience. Chinese citizens are extremely knowledgeable about the players and the game itself and enjoy watching it on television. It is also considered a gesture of friendship that team members are participating on a global scale with other sports minded people.
  • The History of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament  By : Grant Eckert
    The culmination of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament is a championship game that is played at the end of a dramatic single elimination tournament. This tournament is played each spring. There are 65 college basketball teams that participate in the tournament. It takes place in March, which is why it has earned the nickname "March Madness". The tournament takes 3 weeks, and the national semifinals, which are called the Final Four, have become a sporting event that is extremely popular.

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