The NBA season occupies a large chunk of the calendar year, before ending with the final round of the NBA playoffs
sometime in June. Each of the league's 30 teams plays 82 regular season games, which means there are 1,230 opportunities to watch the world's
best basketball players do their thing every year - before the playoffs even start. Click on the name of an arena to view a list of the
hotels closest to each NBA arena.
The only visible change to the structure of the NBA for the 2014-2015 season was the return of the Charlotte Hornets. After a decade as the Charlotte Bobcats, the team retrieved its former name from New Orleans, where the team decided to become the Pelicans the previous season.
For the 2012 season the New Jersey Nets became the Brooklyn Nets and began playing their home games at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Name changes in 2012 included Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis), Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City) and Sleep Train Arena (Sacramento).
The only truly new arena in 2010 was Amway Center in Orlando, new home court of the Orlando Magic. The Philadelphia 76ers didn't move in 2010, but Wachovia Center is now called Wells Fargo Center.