basketball leagues

Top Ten Best Basketball Leagues outside the NBA (part 2)

Lega Basket Serie

Founded in 1920 in Italy, Lega Basket Serie is considered to be the oldest basketball league. There is an interesting fact that every team includes 5 players selected from Italy and 5 players chosen from outside Europe. Currently, there are 16 teams participating in the league, and the defending champion is Olympia Milano.


Established in 1921, LNB Pro is the top basketball authority in France with most of the basketball championships in the country won by this league. It is owned by Tony Parker and San Antonio Spurs. The league’s regular-season timing is in September with 18 teams currently participating in.

Greek A1 League

Based in Athens, Greek A1 League is one of the most talked about basketball leagues in the world. Its regular season is from October to April with 14 teams currently enrolled.

Basketball Bundesliga

Basketball Bundesliga is considered a middle-level league with good marketing strategies ensuring well-attended cricket events. Its regular-season timing is from September to May with around 18 teams taking part in. The last defending champion is Brose Bamberg.

Adriatic League

Adriatic League is a regional basketball federation with the countries Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina included in. Its sports events are commonly scheduled from September to March with 14 teams participating in.

National Basketball League of Australia

This league was founded in 1979. The regular seasons are arranged in October with 8 teams currently enrolled in.


Based in Lithuania, LKL is considered to be the second religion of Lithuania. There are 10 teams currently enrolled in this league with the defending champion Zalgiris.

Chinese Basketball Association

Established in 1995,Chinese Basketball Associationis the most eminent basketball leagues in Asia. The output of this league is so far middle level so only Chinese players play in this league.

There are 20 teams currently involved in this league. Its regular events are scheduled from October to February.

Top Ten Best Basketball Leagues outside the NBA (part 1)

Basketball is one of the most famous sports all over the world, especially in the US. The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the American basketball league featuring around 30 teams, including 29 based in the US and one based in Canada. Here is the description of the world’s top ten basketball leagues, except for the NBA.

Liga ACB

Based in Spain, Liga ACB was established in 1957. Interestingly, only two teams are dominating the tittle since then. 51 of the total 60 titles have been won by these two teams alone. The regular seasons of Liga ACB are held from October to May.

17 teams are currently enrolled in ACB and the defending champion is Real Madrid. Some famous NBA stars such as Marc Gasol are the productions of this league. It is an interesting fact that in the last season of the NBA, 39 players were chosen from Liga ACB.

The Euro League

Only the top clubs qualify to play every year in the Euro League. It is currently hosting 16 teams and is the second level league in Europe. The teams wanting to be included in this league need to win their domestic leagues as well as some other competitions.

Turkish Basketball Super League

Although Turkey entered basketball in 1904,Turkish Basketball Super League was founded in 1966. Turkey is putting immense finance into basketball with this league being the main beneficiary.

It is expected that thanks to huge financial resources, Turkish Basketball Super League is going to overtake the Liga ACB both in quality and in quantity. 16 teams are currently enrolled and the regular sessions are held from October to April. The defending champion is Fenerbahce.

VTB United League

Based in Russia, VTB United League is the top one including clubs from Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, and Belarus. 13 teams are currently enrolled in the league and regular sessions are arranged from October to April. The defending champion was CSKA Moscow.