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Professional basketball

This is a list of current and defunct basketball leagues.

Current leagues

The league names are listed below.

Men

Africa

  •  Algeria
    • Algerian Super Division

Americas

  •  Brazil
    • Official website)
      • NBB - Official website) first teir
      • LDB - Liga de Desenvolvimento de Basquete U22 Teams competition (Official website)
  •  Canada
    • NBL Canada: National Basketball League of Canada (Official website)
  •  Chile
    • Liga Nacional Movistar
  •  Colombia
    • Baloncesto Profesional Colombiano (Sitio Official website)
  •  Mexico
    • LNBP - Official website)
  •  United States
    • Major Professional League
      • NBA - Official website)
    • Minor Professional Leagues
      • IBL - Official website)
      • NBA D-League - Official website)
      • PBL - Official website)
      • CBL - Official website)
    • Semi-Professional Leagues
      • ABA - Official website)
    • Short Season/Local/Regional Semi-Professional Leagues
      • ACPBL - Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League
      • EBA - Official website)
      • ESL - Eurobasket Summer League (Official website)
      • TPBL - Texas Professional Basketball League
      • UBA - Universal Basketball Association (Official website)
      • UBL - Official website)
      • WBA - Official website)
      • WCBL Official website)
      • XBL Xtreme Basketball League
  •  Venezuela
    • Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (Official website)

Asia

  •  China
    • CBA - Official website) - first tier
    • NBL - Official website)- second tier
    • CUBS - Chinese University Basketball Super League - third tier
    • CUBA - Official website) - fourth tier
    • CHBL - China High School Basketball League - fifth tier
  •  Kazakhstan
    • Kazakh National League (Official website)
  •  Chinese Taipei
    • SBL - Official website) - first tier
    • A League - A League - second tier
    • UBA - University Basketball Alliance (Official website) - third tier
    • HBL - High School Basketball League (Official website) - fourth tier
  •  Malaysia
    • NBL - National Basketball League (Official website)
  •  Philippines
    • PBA - Official website) - first tier
    • MBA - Metropolitan Basketball Association - second tier
    • PBA D-League - PBA Developmental League (Official website) - third tier
    • PCC - Philippine Collegiate Championship (Official website) - fourth tier
    • UAAP Basketball Championship - Official website )
    • NCAA Basketball Championship - Official website)

Europe

  • European Union Europe
    • Official website)
    • Eurocup (Official website) - second tier
    • Official website) - third tier
  •  Austria
    • ÖBL - Official website)
  •  Belarus
    • BPL - Official website)
  •  Belgium
    • BLB - Official website)
  •  Denmark
    • Danish Basketball League (Official website)
  •  Estonia
    • KML - Official website)
  •  France
    • LNB - Ligue Nationale de Basketball (Official website)
  •  Germany
    • BBL - Official website)
  •  Greece
    • HEBA A1 - first tier (Official website)
    • HEBA A2 - second tier
  •  Israel
    • Official website)
    • Official website)
  •  Italy
    • Official website)
    • Official website)
  •  Latvia
    • LBL - Official website)
  •  Lithuania
    • LKL - Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga - first tier (Official website)
    • NKL - Nacionalinė Krepšinio Lyga - second tier
    • RKL - Regioninė Krepšinio Lyga - third tier
    • LKAL - Lietuvos Krepšinio A Lyga - second tier until 2005
  •  Poland
    • PLK - Official website)
  •  Romania
    • Divizia A (Official website)
  •  Slovakia
    • Slovak Extraliga (Official website)
  •  Spain
    • ACB – Official website)
    • Official website)
    • LEB Plata - third tier
    • Liga EBA - fourth tier
    • Primera División - fifth tier
  •  Ukraine
    • Ukrainian Basketball Superleague (Official website)
  • Subregional leagues:
    • Liga ABA (also known as Adriatic League) – teams from Official website)
    • Official website)
    • BBL – Official website)
    • Central European Basketball League
    • Official website)

Oceania

  •  Australia
    • NBL - Official website) - first tier
    • SEABL - Official website)
    • QBL - Official website)
    • SBL - Official website)
    • NSW Waratah League - Official website)
    • CABL - Official website)
    • Big V - Official website)

Women

Americas

  •  United States
    • WBCBL - Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (Official website)
    • Official research website)
    • Official website)
    • WSBL - Women's Southwest Basketball League (Official website)
    • WABA - Women's American Basketball Association

Asia

  •  China
    • WCBA - Official website)
    • WCUBS - Women's Chinese University Basketball Super League - second tier
    • WCUBA - Women's Chinese University Basketball Association - third tier

Europe

  •  Lithuania
    • LMKL - Lithuanian Women's Basketball League (Official website)
  •  France
    • LFB – Official website)
  •  Spain
    • LFB – Official website)
  •  Turkey
    • TKBL, the Turkish initialism for Official website)

Oceania

  •  New Zealand
    • WBC - Women's Basketball Championship (Official website)

Defunct leagues

Men

Americas

  •  Canada
    • National Basketball League (NBL), 1993–94

Asia

  •  China
    • Chinese New Basketball Alliance (CNBA), 1996–97

Europe

Women

Americas

  •  United States
    • Women's Professional Basketball Association (WPBA), 1975; the league folded before it ever started.
    • Women's Professional Basketball League (WBL), 1978–1981
    • Ladies Professional Basketball Association (LPBA), 1980–81; formed as a rival league to the WBL when the WBL began to experience financial problems. The league was poorly organized and played only five (or seven) games before disbanding with three teams never playing a game.
    • Women's American Basketball Association (WABA), 1984 See: (WABA)
    • National Women's Basketball Association (NWBA), 1986; the league folded right before the season was supposed to start.
    • Liberty Basketball Association (LBA), 1991; played one pre-season exhibition game on February 10, 1991 before disbanding.
    • Women's Basketball Association (WBA), 1993-1995 See: (WBA/WABA)
    • American Basketball League (ABL), 1996–1998
    • National Women's Basketball League (NWBL), 1998–2007
    • Women's American Basketball Association (WABA), 2002

Oceania

  •  New Zealand
    • Women's National Basketball League (WNBL)
    • Women's Basketball League (WBL), conference-based second-tier league

External links

  • Professional Basketball Research
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