1953 NBA Season
10 teams competed during the regular season
Minneapolis Lakers defeated New York Knicks for the championship
The 1952–53 NBA season was the seventh season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Minneapolis Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the New York Knicks 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.
The 1953 NBA All-Star Game was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with the West beating the East 79-75. George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers won the game's MVP award.
Don Meineke of the Fort Wayne Pistons wins the inaugural Rookie of the Year award.