Definition of National Blowout Association

What does the term "National Blowout Association" mean in the world of basketball? What is meant by the "National Blowout Association"?

The term "National Blowout Association" has been coined due to the onslaught of lopsided games that have occurred in the NBA over the past number of years.

What is the National Blowout Association.  The King explains the basketball term.  In photo: ball hits the basket.The term was popularized during the 2022 NBA Playoffs, when there were a large number of unbelievably lopsided and quick playoff series.

The term has been used ever since, and on any given night in the NBA, the term might trend due to a large number of blowouts.


There are a number of reasons for the increase in blowouts over the years.

The first reason is that the way games are played has changed, which has resulted in more scoring and more blowouts.

Instead of hard-nosed, grimy basketball, teams are now much more willing to just chuck up three pointers all game. This has resulted in an explosion in lopsided games - if one team is shooting well and/or their opponent isn't, the team that is shooting well might end up winning by 40 or 50 points.

This didn't really happen in the "glory days" of the NBA.

In addition, star players get rested more often (load management), which can result in lopsided losses for the team as they struggle to compete.

Lastly, the way that the game is called has changed, with players (especially stars) getting to the foul line much more often. This has resulted in defenses needing to adjust in order to play "softer", which has resulted in higher scoring games, and more variance in point differentials.