List of basketball leagues

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This is a list of current and defunct basketball leagues around the world.

Contents

Men

World

Africa

International Leagues

National Leagues

Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria

Flag of Angola.svg  Angola

Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic

Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana

Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt

Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia

Flag of Libya.svg  Libya

Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco

Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique

Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria

Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda

Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal

Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa

Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia

Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda

Americas

International Leagues

National Leagues

Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina

Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia

Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

Flag of Chile.svg  Chile

Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia

Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica

Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba

Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic

Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador

Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador

Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico

Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua

Flag of Panama.svg  Panama

Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay

Flag of Peru.svg  Peru

Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico

Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

College and university basketball

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Youth Leagues

Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela

Asia

International Leagues

National Leagues

Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China

Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong

Flag of India.svg  India

Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia

Flag of Iran.svg  Iran

Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq

Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan

Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait

Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan

Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon

Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia

Flag of Oman.svg  Oman

Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines (Philippine basketball is not divided into a tier-like league system)

The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) issues professional licenses for players playing in professional leagues. GAB had instructed amateur leagues that are paying its players to be under its belt. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hasn't been applied as the GAB has only allowed professional leagues (of any sport) to operate.

Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar

Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia

Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore

Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

  • KBL – Korean Basketball League – first tier
    • KBL R–League – KBL Reserve League – second tier
      • KUBL – Korea University Basketball League – third tier

Flag of Syria.svg  Syria

Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand

Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan

  • PLG - P. LEAGUE+ - first tier (fully professional)
  • SBL - Super Basketball League - first tier (semi-professional)
  • HBL – High School Basketball League
    • A League - Second tier

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates

Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam

Europe

International Leagues

Continental Leagues

Clubs participate pan-European leagues in two ways. Larger clubs play in Euroleague Basketball's system, with several of them having long-term licenses and others having annual licenses (irrespective of domestic league results), akin to the franchise model in North American sports. The Basketball Champions League (BCL) is the other way clubs participate, which is mostly based on sporting merit. A club usually opts to play in the EuroLeague instead of the BCL if it qualifies for both.

Subregional Leagues

National Leagues

Flag of Albania.svg  Albania

Flag of Austria.svg  Austria

Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia

Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan

Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus

Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria

Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia

Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus

Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic

Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark

Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia

Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

  • Korisliiga – first tier
    • I Division – second tier

Flag of France.svg  France

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

Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany

Flag of Greece.svg  Greece

Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary

Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland

Flag of Israel.svg  Israel

Flag of Italy.svg  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 – seventh tier

Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo

Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia

Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania

Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg

Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia

Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro

Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

Flag of Norway.svg  Norway

Flag of Poland.svg  Poland

Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal

Flag of Romania.svg  Romania

Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia

Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia

Flag of Spain.svg  Spain

Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland

Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey

Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom

Oceania

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

State Leagues

Flag of Guam.svg  Guam

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

Women

Africa

National Leagues

Flag of Angola.svg  Angola

Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco

Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia

Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria

Americas

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

College Basketball

Youth Leagues

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
University basketball

Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico

Asia

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China

Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong

Flag of India.svg  India

Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia

Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines

Filipino College Basketball

Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China (Taiwan)

Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand

Europe

Flag of Albania.svg  Albania

Flag of Austria.svg  Austria

Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria

Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia

Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus

Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic

Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark

Flag of France.svg  France

Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia

Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany

Flag of Greece.svg  Greece

Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary

Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland

Flag of Israel.svg  Israel

Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia

Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania

Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg

Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia

Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro

Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

Flag of Poland.svg  Poland

Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal

Flag of Romania.svg  Romania

Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia

Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia

Flag of Spain.svg  Spain

Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland

Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey

Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom

Oceania

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

Defunct leagues

Men

World

Americas

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Asia

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China

Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia

Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines

Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China (Taiwan)

Europe

Subregional Leagues

National Leagues

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom

Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Former Yugoslavia

Oceania

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

Women

Americas

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Asia

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China

Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines

Oceania

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

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

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References

  1. "Continental Basketball Association Confronts an Uncertain Future". New York Times. 8 February 2009.