The 1973–74 NBA season was the 28th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning the NBA Championship, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.
* The 1974 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Coliseum at Seattle Center in Seattle, with the West beating the East 134–123. Bob Lanier of the Detroit Pistons wins the game's MVP award.
* The Baltimore Bullets relocated to the Washington, D.C. suburb of Landover, Maryland and become the Capital Bullets.
* The NBA on CBS began. CBS' partnership with the NBA lasted 17 consecutive years, and ended in 1990, when NBC took over as the NBA's broadcast partner.
* Blocks and steals became official stats in the league.