For over 70 years the NBA has reigned over the basketball world. But did you know that there is another professional basketball league?
The American Basketball Association was founded in 1967 and has continued to redevelop the game of basketball during its existence. In fact, the ABA introduced the three-point shot as well as slam-dunk contests into the basketball world.
Since innovation is a core value of Birmingham, it makes sense that the city would be home to one of these pioneering teams, so in 2011 Birmingham welcomed the Magic City Blitz. The team was 3-3 in Gulf Coast conference play during their 2016 season.
The ABA organization is not new to the Magic City. The Birmingham Magicians played two seasons in the city and folded in 2006.