The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in the United States which consists of thirty franchised member clubs, of which twenty-nine are located in the United States and one in Canada.


  • 1992: Kermit the Frog appeared in a commercial for the NBA's "I Love This Game" campaign. In the commercial, Kermit is at one of the NBA games while dancing and lip-synching to the Muppet Show recording of "Happy Feet." As he sings, the commercial also plays video footage of NBA players, fans, and mascots.


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  • in the Muppet Babies episode "The Incredible Shrinking Weirdo," the babies play a game of basketball and use the team names "Knicks" and "Celtics." The episode also features footage from an All-Star game, a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, and a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Bullets.
  • In Episode 2756 of Sesame Street, Gordon attempts to get Oscar and Grundgetta to drive him to the New York Knicks game against the Philadelphia 76ers.[note 1] Unfortunately the Grouches drive him the wrong way, take a longer route, stop at a Grouch Drive-in, and are forced to pay a Grouch toll twice. Ultimately, The Sloppy Jalopy breaks down and Gordon misses the game, but meets Marv Albert, who gives him a play-by-play and a ride home.

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  1. The opposing team is not mentioned by name, however Marv Albert's commentary identifies Charles Barkley as an opposing player, and Barkley played for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1984 - 1992 (Charles Barkley's page on Wikipedia)
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