Of course, after the 1948-49 season, the BAA merged with the NBL and became the NBA, so this is hardly the end of my task. However, it is a milestone to finish. From here, I am not sure if I will continue on with the NBA, go back and look at another league (maybe the American Basketball League, or the short-lived Professional Basketball League of America.)
Either way, here is the BAA by the numbers:
Number of BAA players: 295 (102 of which also played in the NBL)
Surviving BAA players: 9 A few of them are not confirmed to still be with us.
Of the 295 players, 14.92% of the BAA players are known to have lived to see the age of 90. 2.37% died before the age of 50. 2 of the BAA's currently surviving players are in their 80's, the rest have passed 90.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it. Stay tuned for what's next.
Removed references the surviving status to Gene Gillette. Now known to be Gene Gallette, deceased 1976.