List of basketball leagues

This is a list of current and defunct basketball leagues.

Men

Africa

National Leagues

 Algeria

 Angola

 Central African Republic

 Ghana

  • GSP Basketball League

 Egypt

 Liberia

 Libya

 Morocco

 Mozambique

 Nigeria

 Rwanda

 Senegal

 South Africa

 Tunisia

 Uganda

Americas

National Leagues

 Argentina

 Bolivia

 Brazil

 Canada

University basketball

 Chile

 Colombia

 Costa Rica

  • Liga de Baloncesto Superior de Costa Rica

 Cuba

 Dominican Republic

 Ecuador

 El Salvador

 Mexico

 Nicaragua

 Panama

 Paraguay

 Peru

 Puerto Rico

 Uruguay

 United States

U.S. college basketball

U.S. high school basketball

Youth Leagues

 Venezuela

Asia

National Leagues

 Bahrain

 China

 Hong Kong

 India

 Indonesia

 Iran

 Iraq

 Kazakhstan

 Kuwait

  • Divisia I - Kuwaiti Division I Basketball League

 Japan

 Jordan

 Lebanon

 Mongolia

 Oman

 Philippines

Philippine college basketball

Philippine high school basketball

 Qatar

 Saudi Arabia

 Singapore

 South Korea

 Syria

 Republic of China

  • SBL - Super Basketball League
    • A League - A League
      • UBA - University Basketball Alliance
        • HBL - High School Basketball League

 Thailand

 United Arab Emirates

 Vietnam

Europe

Europe

International Leagues – National Teams

International Leagues – Club Teams

Subregional Leagues

 Albania

 Austria

 Armenia

 Azerbaijan

 Belarus

 Belgium

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Bulgaria

 Croatia

 Cyprus

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

 Estonia

 Finland

 France

  • LNB Pro A - Ligue Nationale de Basketball Pro A - first tier
    • Pro B - Ligue Nationale de Basket Pro B - second tier

 Georgia

 Germany

 Greece

 Hungary

 Iceland

 Israel

 Italy

  • Serie A - first tier
    • Serie A2 - second tier
      • Serie B - third tier
        • Serie C Gold - fourth tier
          • Serie C Silver - fifth tier
            • Serie D Regionale - sixth tier
              • Promozione - 7th tier

 Kosovo

 Latvia

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg

 North Macedonia

 Montenegro

 Netherlands

 Norway

 Poland

 Portugal

 Romania

 Russia

 Serbia

 Slovakia

 Slovenia

 Spain

 Sweden

  Switzerland

 Turkey

  • BSL - Turkish Basketball Super League - first tier
    • TBL - Turkish Basketball Second League - second tier
      • TB2L - Turkish Basketball Third League - third tier

 Ukraine

 Ireland

 United Kingdom

Oceania

 Australia

 Guam

 New Zealand

Women

World

Africa

National Leagues

 Angola

 Morocco

 Tunisia

 Nigeria

Americas

 United States

College Basketball

Youth Leagues

 Canada
University basketball

 Puerto Rico

Asia

 China

 Hong Kong

 India

 Indonesia

  • Srikandi Cup

 Japan

 Philippines

College Basketball

 South Korea

 Republic of China

 Thailand

  • WTBL - Women's Thailand Basketball League

Europe

 Albania

 Austria

 Belgium

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Bulgaria

 Croatia

 Cyprus

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

 France

 Estonia

 Finland

 Germany

 Greece

 Hungary

 Iceland

 Israel

 Italy

 Latvia

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg

 North Macedonia

 Montenegro

 Netherlands

 Poland

 Portugal

 Romania

 Russia

 Serbia

 Slovakia

 Slovenia

 Spain

 Sweden

  Switzerland

 Turkey

 Ukraine

 United Kingdom

Oceania

 Australia

 New Zealand

  • WNBL – Women's National Basketball League
  • WBC – Women's Basketball Championship

Defunct leagues

Men

Americas

 Canada

 United States

Asia

 China

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

 Japan

 Malaysia

 Philippines

 Chinese Taipei

Europe

Subregional Leagues

National Leagues

 United Kingdom

 Russia

Former Yugoslavia

Oceania

 Australia

 New Zealand

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
  • Bikini Basketball Association, 2013-2014
  • Lingerie Basketball League, 2011-2013

Asia

 Philippines

Oceania

 New Zealand

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

References

  1. "Continental Basketball Association Confronts an Uncertain Future". New York Times. 8 February 2009.
  2. Reynolds, William. "Atlanta Businessman Announces New Professional Basketball League". newstarjournal.com. NewStar Journal.
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