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This is a list of current and defunct basketball leagues.

CONTENTS

* 1 Men

* 1.1 Africa

* 1.2 Americas

* 1.2.1 U.S. college basketball * 1.2.2 U.S. high school basketball * 1.2.3 Youth Leagues

* 1.3 Asia * 1.4 Europe
Europe
* 1.5 Oceania

* 2 Women

* 2.1 Americas * 2.2 Asia * 2.3 Europe
Europe
* 2.4 Oceania

* 3 Defunct leagues

* 3.1 Men

* 3.1.1 Americas * 3.1.2 Asia * 3.1.3 Europe
Europe
* 3.1.4 Oceania

* 3.2 Women

* 3.2.1 Americas * 3.2.2 Asia * 3.2.3 Oceania

* 4 References

MEN

AFRICA

* FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup

National Leagues

Algeria
Algeria

* ABC Super Division – Algerian Basketball
Basketball
Championship Super Division

Uganda
Uganda

* NBL – National Basketball
Basketball
League

South Africa
South Africa

* BNL – Basketball
Basketball
National League

AMERICAS

* FIBA Americas League

National Leagues

Argentina
Argentina

* Liga Nacional de Básquet

Brazil
Brazil

* Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete

* NBB - Novo Basquete Brasil

* LDB - Liga de Desenvolvimento de Basquete (Under-22 league)

Canada
Canada

* National Basketball
Basketball
League of Canada
Canada
(NBLC) * Canadian Basketball
Basketball
League (CBL)

* National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA)

* NBA G League
NBA G League

UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL

* U Sports

Chile
Chile

* Liga Nacional Movistar

Colombia
Colombia

* Baloncesto Profesional Colombiano

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

* Liga Nacional de Baloncesto

Mexico
Mexico

* LNBP - Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional

* CIBACOPA - Circuito de Baloncesto de la Costa del Pacífico

Paraguay
Paraguay

* Paraguayan Metropolitan Basketball
Basketball
League

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

* Baloncesto Superior Nacional
Baloncesto Superior Nacional
(BSN)

* South America
South America

* Liga Sudamericana
Liga Sudamericana
- a pan-South American league competition

United States
United States

* BIG3

* National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA)

* NBA G League
NBA G League

* American Basketball
Basketball
Association (ABA) * American Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (APBL) * Central Basketball
Basketball
Association (CBA) * East Coast Basketball
Basketball
League (ECBL) * Florida Basketball
Basketball
Association (FBA) * Independent Basketball
Basketball
Association (IBA) * Midwest Basketball
Basketball
League (MBL) * Midwest Professional Basketball
Basketball
Association (MPBA) * North American Basketball
Basketball
League (NABL) * Premier Basketball
Basketball
League (PBL) * Tobacco Road Basketball
Basketball
League (TRBL) * United Basketball
Basketball
League (UBL) * Universal Basketball
Basketball
Association (UBA)

U.S. College Basketball

* Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) * California Community College Athletic Association
California Community College Athletic Association
(CCCAA) * NAIA Men\'s Basketball
Basketball
Championships (NAIA Division I) * NAIA Men\'s Basketball
Basketball
Championships (NAIA Division II) * NCAA Men\'s Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NCAA Division I) * NCAA Men\'s Division II Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NCAA Division II) * NCAA Men\'s Division III Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NCAA Division III) * List of NCCAA men\'s basketball champions (NCCAA) * NJCAA Men\'s Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NJCAA Division I) * NJCAA Men\'s Division II Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NJCAA Division II) * NJCAA Men\'s Division III Basketball
Basketball
Championship (NJCAA Division III) * Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) * United States
United States
Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

U.S. High School Basketball

* National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

Youth Leagues

* Amateur Athletic Union
Amateur Athletic Union
(AAU) * United States
United States
Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)

Uruguay
Uruguay

* Liga Uruguaya de Basketball
Basketball

Venezuela
Venezuela

* Liga Profesional de Baloncesto

ASIA

* FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Subregional Leagues

* ABL - ASEAN Basketball
Basketball
League * WABA - WABA Champions Cup

National Leagues

China
China

* CBA - Chinese Basketball
Basketball
Association

* NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League

* CUBS - Chinese University Basketball
Basketball
Super League

* CUBA - Chinese University Basketball
Basketball
Association

* CHBL - China
China
High School Basketball
Basketball
League

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

* A1 - Hong Kong
Hong Kong
A1 Division Championship

Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan

* KBC - Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Basketball
Basketball
Championship

* KBC - Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Basketball
Basketball
Cup

Kuwait
Kuwait

* Divisia I - Kuwaiti Division I Basketball
Basketball
League

India
India

* UBA Pro Basketball
Basketball
League

Indonesia
Indonesia

* NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League

Iran
Iran

* IBSL - Iranian Basketball
Basketball
Super League

Japan
Japan

* B.League - first tier since 2016-2017

* B.League Division Two - second tier

* B.League Division Three - third tier

* AJIBC - All Japan
Japan
Intercollegiate Basketball
Basketball
Championship - fourth tier

Lebanon
Lebanon

* FLB League - Lebanese Basketball
Basketball
League

Philippines
Philippines

* PBA - Philippine Basketball
Basketball
Association

* PBA Developmental League * FBA - Filsports Basketball
Basketball
Association * PCBL - Pilipinas Commercial Basketball
Basketball
League

* UNTV Cup

* PCC - Philippine Collegiate Championship

* UAAP - University Athletic Association of the Philippines
Philippines
* NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association

Qatar
Qatar

* QBL - Qatari Basketball
Basketball
League

Republic of China
China

* SBL - Super Basketball
Basketball
League

* A League - A League

* UBA - University Basketball
Basketball
Alliance

* HBL - High School Basketball
Basketball
League

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia

* Saudi Premier League

South Korea
South Korea

* KBL: Korean Basketball
Basketball
League - first tier

* KBL R-League: KBL Reserve League - second tier

* KUBL: Korea University Basketball
Basketball
League - third tier

Thailand
Thailand

* TBL - Thailand
Thailand
Basketball
Basketball
League

Vietnam
Vietnam

* VBA - Vietnam
Vietnam
Basketball
Basketball
Association

EUROPE

Europe
Europe

International Leagues – National Teams

* FIBA EuroBasket- main international European basketball competition contested biannually by the men's national teams governed by FIBA Europe * FIBA European Championship for Small Countries-international basketball competition contested by select small country national teams governed by FIBA Europe

International Leagues – Club Teams

* EuroLeague
EuroLeague
– top tier, organized by Euroleague Basketball
Basketball
* EuroCup – second tier, organized by Euroleague Basketball
Basketball
* Basketball
Basketball
Champions League – third tier, organized by FIBA * FIBA Europe
Europe
Cup – fourth tier, organized by FIBA

Subregional Leagues

* ABA League (also known as Adriatic League) – teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina , Croatia
Croatia
, Macedonia , Montenegro
Montenegro
, Serbia
Serbia
, and Slovenia
Slovenia
* AAC – Alpe Adria Cup * BIBL – Balkan International Basketball
Basketball
League * BBL – Baltic Basketball
Basketball
League - teams from the Baltic states
Baltic states
of Estonia
Estonia
, Latvia
Latvia
and Lithuania
Lithuania
plus Sweden
Sweden
* VTB United League
VTB United League
– teams from Belarus
Belarus
, Estonia
Estonia
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Latvia
Latvia
, and Russia
Russia

Austria
Austria

* ÖBL - Österreichische Basketball
Basketball
Bundesliga

Belarus
Belarus

* BPL - Belarusian Premier League (basketball)

Belgium
Belgium

* BLB - Basketball
Basketball
League Belgium
Belgium
Division I

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina

* Basketball
Basketball
Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria
Bulgaria

* NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League

Croatia
Croatia

* A-1 Liga

Cyprus
Cyprus

* Cyprus
Cyprus
Basketball
Basketball
Division 1

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

* NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League , also called the Mattoni NBL for sponsorship reasons

Denmark
Denmark

* Danish Basketball
Basketball
League

Estonia
Estonia

* KML - Korvpalli Meistriliiga

Finland
Finland

* Korisliiga

France
France

* LNB Pro A
LNB Pro A
- Ligue Nationale de Basketball
Basketball
Pro A - first tier

* Pro B - Ligue Nationale de Basket Pro B - second tier

Germany
Germany

* Basketball
Basketball
Bundesliga - Basketball
Basketball
Bundesliga - first tier

* 2. Basketball
Basketball
Bundesliga - 2. Basketball
Basketball
Bundesliga - second tier

* Pro B - third tier

Georgia

* Georgian Superliga - Georgian Basketball
Basketball
Super League

Greece
Greece

* Greek Basket League
Greek Basket League
- first tier

* Greek A2 Basket League
Greek A2 Basket League
- second tier

Hungary
Hungary

* Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A

Iceland
Iceland

* Premier League * First League

Ireland

* Premier League

Israel
Israel

* Ligat HaAl - first tier

* Liga Leumit - second tier

Italy
Italy

* Lega Basket Serie A - first tier

* Serie A2 Basket - second tier

* Serie B Basket - third tier

Latvia
Latvia

* LBL - Latvijas Basketbola līga

Lithuania
Lithuania

* LKL - Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga - first tier

* NKL - Nacionalinė Krepšinio Lyga - second tier

* RKL - Regioninė Krepšinio Lyga - third tier

Macedonia

* Macedonian First League

Montenegro
Montenegro

* Montenegrin Basketball
Basketball
League

Netherlands
Netherlands

* Dutch Basketball
Basketball
League - first tier * FEB Promotiedivisie - second tier

Norway
Norway

* BLNO

Poland
Poland

* PLK - Polska Liga Koszykówki (Polish Basketball
Basketball
League) - first tier

* I Liga - second tier

* II Liga - third tier

Portugal
Portugal

* LCB - Portuguese Basketball
Basketball
League * Proliga

Romania
Romania

* Divizia A

Russia
Russia

* VTB-League – first tier since the 2012–13 season (teams from Belarus
Belarus
, Estonia
Estonia
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Latvia
Latvia
, and Russia
Russia
)

* Basketball
Basketball
Super League 1 – second tier; was the first tier from 1992–2010

* Basketball
Basketball
Super League 2 – third tier

* First League – fourth tier

* VTB-League U21 – fifth tier

Serbia
Serbia

* Basketball
Basketball
League of Serbia
Serbia

Slovakia
Slovakia

* Slovak Extraliga

Slovenia
Slovenia

* 1. A SKL , also known for sponsorship reasons as Liga Telemach

Spain
Spain

* Liga Endesa - first tier

* LEB Oro - second tier

* LEB Plata
LEB Plata
- third tier

* Liga EBA
Liga EBA
- fourth tier

* Primera División - fifth tier

Switzerland
Switzerland

* LNBA - Ligue Nationale de Basketball
Basketball
A

Sweden
Sweden

* Swedish Basketball
Basketball
League(Ligan) - first tier

* Basketettan - second tier

Turkey
Turkey

* BSL - Turkish Basketball
Basketball
Super League - first tier

* TBL - Turkish Basketball
Basketball
Second League - second tier

* TB2L - Turkish Basketball
Basketball
Third League - third tier

Ukraine
Ukraine

* Ukrainian Basketball
Basketball
Superleague - first tier

* Higher League - second tier

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

* BBL – British Basketball
Basketball
League

* SBC – Scottish Basketball
Basketball
Championship

OCEANIA

Australia
Australia

* NBL – National Basketball
Basketball
League

* Regional Leagues:

* Big V
Big V
Big V
Big V
(Victoria ) * Premier League – Premier League (South Australia
Australia
) * QBL – Queensland
Queensland
Basketball
Basketball
League ( Queensland
Queensland
) * SBL – State Basketball
Basketball
League (Western Australia
Australia
) * SEABL – South East Australian Basketball
Basketball
League (Southeast Australia
Australia
) * Waratah League Waratah League ( New South Wales
New South Wales
)

New Zealand
New Zealand

* NBL – National Basketball
Basketball
League

WOMEN

AMERICAS

United States
United States

* Women\'s National Basketball
Basketball
Association (WNBA)

* Women\'s Blue Chip Basketball
Basketball
League (WBCBL) * Women's Universal Basketball
Basketball
Association (WUBA)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

* Association of Christian College Athletics * NAIA Basketball * NCAA Basketball * NCCAA Basketball * NJCAA Basketball * USCAA Basketball

YOUTH LEAGUES

* AAU * USSSA * YBOA

Canada
Canada
UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL

* U Sports

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

* Baloncesto Superior Nacional
Baloncesto Superior Nacional
Femenino (BSNF)

ASIA

China
China

* WCBA - Women\'s Chinese Basketball
Basketball
Association

* WCUBS - Women's Chinese University Basketball
Basketball
Super League

* WCUBA - Women's Chinese University Basketball
Basketball
Association

Indonesia
Indonesia

* WNBL - Women′s National Basketball
Basketball
League

Japan
Japan

* WJBL - Women\'s Japan
Japan
Basketball
Basketball
League

Philippines
Philippines

* Pinay Ballers League * Women\'s Next5Hoops

South Korea
South Korea

* WKBL - Women\'s Korean Basketball
Basketball
League

Thailand
Thailand

* WTBL - Women\'s Thailand
Thailand
Basketball
Basketball
League

EUROPE

* EuroLeague
EuroLeague

* EuroCup

Iceland
Iceland

* Úrvalsdeild kvenna - Premier league women

Israel
Israel

* Israeli Female Basketball
Basketball
Premier League

Lithuania
Lithuania

* LMKL - Lithuanian Women\'s Basketball
Basketball
League

France
France

* LFB – Ligue Féminine de Basketball
Basketball

Poland
Poland

* BLK – Basket Liga Kobiet (first tier)

* I Liga (second tier)

Romania
Romania

* Divizia A

Russia
Russia

* Premier League

* Superleague

* Higher League

Spain
Spain

* LFB – Liga Femenina de Baloncesto
Liga Femenina de Baloncesto
Ligue Féminine de Basketball

Turkey
Turkey

* TKBL, the Turkish initialism for Turkish Women\'s Basketball League

Ukraine
Ukraine

* UPBL, Ukrainian Women\'s Basketball
Basketball
SuperLeague

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

* WBBL - Women\'s British Basketball
Basketball
League

OCEANIA

Australia
Australia

* WNBL – Women\'s National Basketball
Basketball
League

New Zealand
New Zealand

* WBC – Women\'s Basketball
Basketball
Championship

DEFUNCT LEAGUES

MEN

Americas

Canada
Canada

* National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1993–94 * Canadian National Basketball
Basketball
League (CNBL), 2002–2004

United States
United States

* All-American Basketball
Basketball
Alliance * Amateur Athletic Association Basketball
Basketball
(AAU), 1897–1982 * National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1898-99 to 1903-04 * Philadelphia Basketball
Basketball
League (PBL), 1902–1909 * New England Basketball
Basketball
League (NEBL), 1903–1904 * Western Massachusetts Basketball
Basketball
League (WMBL), 1903–1904 * Western Pennsylvania Basketball
Basketball
League (WPBL), 1903–1904; 1912–1913; 1914–1915 * New England Basketball
Basketball
Association (NEBA), 1904–1905 * Mohawk Valley League (MVL), 1906–1910 * Central Basketball
Basketball
League (CBL), 1906–1912 * Hudson River League (HRL), 1909–12 * Eastern Basketball
Basketball
League (EBL), 1909–1933 * New York State League (NYSL), 1911–23 * Pennsylvania State League (PSL), 1914–1921 * Interstate Basketball
Basketball
League (IBL), 1915–1920 * Interstate League (IL), 1919–1923 * Metropolitan Basketball
Basketball
League (MBL), 1921–1928 * American Basketball
Basketball
League (ABL), 1925–1955 * National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1926–27 * National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1929–30 * National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1932–33 * Midwest Basketball
Basketball
Conference (MBC), 1935–1937; became National Basketball
Basketball
League with 1937-38 season. * National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1937–1949; merged with the Basketball
Basketball
Association of America to become the National Basketball Association . * World Professional Basketball
Basketball
Tournament (WPBT), 1939–1948 * Pacific Coast Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (PCPBL), 1946–1948 * Basketball
Basketball
Association of America (BAA), 1946–1949; merged with the National Basketball
Basketball
League to become the National Basketball Association . * New York State Professional League (NYSPL), 1946–1949 * Continental Basketball
Basketball
Association (CBA), 1946–2009; originally named Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball
Basketball
League, then Eastern Professional Basketball
Basketball
League. * Professional Basketball
Basketball
League of America (PBLA), 1947–1948 * National Industrial Basketball
Basketball
League (NIBL), 1947–1961 * National Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (NPBL), 1950–1951 * American Basketball
Basketball
League (ABL), 1961–1963 * American Basketball
Basketball
Association (ABA), 1967–1976 * All-American Basketball
Basketball
Alliance (AABA), 1977–78 * Western Basketball
Basketball
Association (WBA), 1978–79 * World Basketball
Basketball
League (WBL), 1988–1992; was founded as the International Basketball
Basketball
Association in November 1987, before changing its name prior to the 1988 season. * Global Basketball
Basketball
Association (GBA), 1991-92 - December 1992; league folded midway through 1992-93 season. * International Basketball
Basketball
Association (IBA), 1995–2001 * International Basketball
Basketball
League (IBL), 1999–2001 * National Rookie League (NRL), 2000 * All-American Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (AAPBL), 2005 * United States
United States
Basketball
Basketball
League (USBL) * National Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (NPBL) * Global Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (GPBL) * Global Professional Basketball
Basketball
League 2 (GPBL 2) * United Regions Basketball
Basketball
League (URBL) * National Alliance Basketball
Basketball
League (NABL) * National Athletic Basketball
Basketball
League (NABL) * Universal Basketball
Basketball
League (UBL) * Continental Basketball
Basketball
League (CBL) * American Basketball
Basketball
League (ABL) * Eastern Basketball
Basketball
Alliance (EBA) * West Coast Pro Basketball
Basketball
League (WCBL) * International Basketball
Basketball
League (IBL)

Asia

China
China

* Chinese New Basketball
Basketball
Alliance (CNBA), 1996–97

Japan
Japan

* bj league - Basketball
Basketball
Japan
Japan
League , 2005–16

* JBL - Japan
Japan
Basketball
Basketball
League , 1996–13

* NBL - National Basketball
Basketball
League , 2014–16

Malaysia
Malaysia

* MNBL - Malaysia
Malaysia
National Basketball
Basketball
League , 1981–2013

Philippines
Philippines

* Philippine Basketball
Basketball
League (PBL), 1983–2010 * Metropolitan Basketball
Basketball
Association (MBA), 1998–2002 * National Basketball
Basketball
Conference (NBC), 2004–2007 * Liga Pilipinas (LP), 2008–2012

Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei

* Chinese Basketball
Basketball
Alliance (CBA), 1994–1999

Europe

Subregional Leagues

* Central European Basketball
Basketball
League

National Leagues

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

* National Basketball
Basketball
League (NBL), 1972–2003

Russia
Russia

* Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (PBL), 2010-2013

Former Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia

* Yugoslav Basketball
Basketball
League

Oceania

Australia
Australia

* Australian Basketball
Basketball
Association (ABA), 1965–2008

New Zealand
New Zealand

* Conference Basketball
Basketball
League (CBL), 1981–2010

WOMEN

Americas

United States
United States

* Women\'s Professional Basketball
Basketball
Association (WPBA), 1975; the league folded before it ever started. * Women\'s Professional Basketball
Basketball
League (WBL), 1978–1981 * Ladies Professional Basketball
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
Basketball
Association (WABA ), 1984 See: (WABA ) * National Women\'s Basketball
Basketball
Association (NWBA), 1986; the league folded right before the season was supposed to start. * Liberty Basketball
Basketball
Association (LBA), 1991; played one pre-season exhibition game on February 10, 1991 before disbanding. * Women\'s Basketball
Basketball
Association (WBA), 1993-1995 See: (WBA/WABA ) * American Basketball
Basketball
League (ABL), 1996–1998 * National Women\'s Basketball
Basketball
League (NWBL), 1998–2007 * Women\'s American Basketball
Basketball
Association (WABA ), 2002

Asia

Philippines
Philippines

* Women\'s Philippine Basketball
Basketball
League

Oceania

New Zealand
New Zealand

* Women\'s National Basketball
Basketball
League (WNBL) * Women\'s Basketball
Basketball
League (WBL), conference-based second-tier league

REFERENCES

* ^ "Continental Basketball
Basketball
Association Confronts an Uncertain Future". New York Times. 8 Februa

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