List of basketball leagues

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

Men

World

Africa

International leagues
National leagues

 Algeria

 Angola

 Central African Republic

 Ghana

 Egypt

 Liberia

 Libya

 Morocco

 Mozambique

 Nigeria

 Rwanda

 Senegal

 South Africa

 Tunisia

 Uganda

Americas

International leagues
National leagues

 Argentina

 Bolivia

 Brazil

 Canada

 Chile

 Colombia

 Costa Rica

 Cuba

 Dominican Republic

 Ecuador

 El Salvador

 Mexico

 Nicaragua

 Panama

 Paraguay

 Peru

 Puerto Rico

 Uruguay

 United States

College and university basketball

 Canada

 United States

Youth leagues

 Venezuela

Asia

International leagues
National leagues

 Bahrain

 China

 Hong Kong

 India

 Indonesia

 Iran

 Iraq

 Kazakhstan

 Kuwait

 Japan

 Jordan

 Lebanon

 Mongolia

 Oman

 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.

 Qatar

 Saudi Arabia

 Singapore

 South Korea

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

 Syria

 Thailand

 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

 United Arab Emirates

 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

 Albania

 Austria

 Armenia

 Azerbaijan

 Belarus

 Belgium &  Netherlands

  • BNXT League – first tier in both countries from 2021–22

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Bulgaria

 Croatia

 Cyprus

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

 Estonia

 Finland

  • Korisliiga – first tier
    • I Division – second tier

 France

  • LNB Pro A – Ligue Nationale de Basketball Pro A – first tier
    • LNB 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 – seventh tier

 Kosovo

 Latvia

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg

 North Macedonia

 Montenegro

 Netherlands

 Norway

 Poland

 Portugal

 Romania

 Russia

 Serbia

 Slovakia

 Slovenia

 Spain

 Sweden

  Switzerland

 Turkey

 Ukraine

 Ireland

 Great Britain

Oceania

 Australia

State leagues
Domestic leagues

 Guam

 New Zealand

Women

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

Filipino College Basketball

 South Korea

 Republic of China (Taiwan)

 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

  • NBLW – National Basketball League Women – first tier
  • D-League – Women’s Development League – second tier

Defunct leagues

Men

World
Americas

 Canada

 United States

Asia

 China

 Japan

 Malaysia

 Philippines

 Republic of China (Taiwan)

Europe

Subregional leagues

National leagues

 Belgium

 Great Britain

 Netherlands

 Russia

Former Yugoslavia

Oceania

 Australia

 New Zealand

Women

Americas

 United States

Asia

 China

 Philippines

Oceania

 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

References

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