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    List of Basketball Leagues Around the World

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    Basketball is played all over the world. Though everywhere else the game is not as popular as it is in United States yet many countries have their own professional basketball leagues. The list below shows how many top basketball leagues are there in the world.

    American Basketball Association- Year by Year Standings, Results and Statistics

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    The American Basketball Association was established in 1967. The league started its journey with eleven teams, located in Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Indianapolis, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Anaheim and Oakland.

    American Basketball Association 1967- The Arrival of the NBA’s Rival

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    American Basketball Association was a professional basketball league, formed in 1967, to compete with the rival league NBA and to expand the game of basketball by introducing it to the new markets.

    Basketball Association of America (BAA)-Discover the Basis of NBA

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    Basketball Association of America was established in New York City on June 6, 1946. The league was financed by the owners of ice hockey arenas in United States and Canada.

    American Basketball League (ABL)-Flash Back

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    In 1925, Joseph Carr, the president of National Football League (NFL) made an attempt to establish a genuine professional basketball league called, American Basketball League (ABL).

    National Basketball League (NBL) Phase II

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    NBL was reintroduced in 1937, after a long interval of 33 years. The league made its come back with 13 teams, owned by three corporations General Electric, Firestone and Goodyear.

    National Basketball League (NBL) Phase I

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    NBL was the first professional basketball league, formed in 1898, seven years after the invention of the game. Six teams participated in the first season, three from Philadelphia (Germantown Nationals, Clover Wheelman and Hancock Athletic Association)