The All-American Professional Basketball League was a minor basketball league formed in 2005 by millionaire Worth Christie. Announced on January 23, 2005 the league viewed itself as a direct minor league outlet for the NBA. The best players were to be promised salaries of up to $40,000. The league was composed of 10 teams and these ten teams were regionalized with 3-4 NBA teams where the designated AAPBL team could negotiate with players released from those NBA teams before other AAPBL teams could. ...more on Wikipedia about "All-American Professional Basketball League"
The American Basketball League was the first true professional basketball league. Where the National Basketball League was made up of smaller town teams, generally sponsored by industrial firms, the ABL was much more ethnic and big city. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Basketball League 1925-55"
The American Basketball League played one full season, 1961- 1962, and part of 1962- 1963. The league actually folded on December 31, 1962. The ABL was the first basketball league to have a three point shot for baskets scored far away from the goal. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Basketball League 1961-63"
The American Basketball League of 1996 was an attempt to establish an independent professional basketball league for women in the United States. At the same time the ABL was being formed, the National Basketball Association was creating the Women's National Basketball Association. The ABL got off the ground first, but was unable to compete against the WNBA, which was backed by the NBA. The ABL lasted two full seasons: 1996-97 and 1997-98. The Atlanta Glory and Long Beach folded prior to the start of the 1998-99 season. The ABL disbanded on December 22 1998 with most teams having played about 12 games of the 1998-99 season. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Basketball League 1996-98"
The International Basketball League (IBL) was a short lived professional basketball league in the United States. The IBL was headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The league started in 1999 and ended in 2001. ...more on Wikipedia about "International Basketball League"
The National Basketball League that was based in Canada lasted only one and a half seasons. It rose from the ashes of the World Basketball League which folded after the 1992 season, and had teams in various Canadian and American cities. The first game was played on May 1, 1993 when the Cape Breton Breakers visited the Halifax Windjammers. The following teams participated during the 1993 season: ...more on Wikipedia about "National Basketball League (Canada)"
The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949. The NBL started with 13 previously independent teams in 1937–38. The league was created by three corporations General Electric, Firestone and Goodyear. The league was made up mostly by teams in small Great Lakes towns and corporate teams. The NBL lasted 12 years before merging with the three-year-old Basketball Association of America in 1949 which was renamed the National Basketball Association. ...more on Wikipedia about "National Basketball League (United States)"
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National Professional Basketball League was a pro basketball league in the USA in (1950-51). The league played just one season, with no championship finals ever being staged. EASTERN DIVISION ...more on Wikipedia about "National Professional Basketball League"
The Professional Basketball League of America (1947-48) was a basketball league in the USA that was started in 1947 in response to the tremendous upsurge in interest in basketball in the era immediately following World War II. The organization was underfunded compared to its competitors, the Basketball Association of America, the National Basketball League, and even the American Basketball League; there was simply not room in the marketplace for four major professional basketball leagues. The PBLA folded without completing its only season. ...more on Wikipedia about "Professional Basketball League of America"
Women's Professional Basketball League (abbreviated WBL) was an attempt to establish a professional women's basketball league in the United States. The league played three seasons from the fall of 1978 to the spring of 1981. The league is generally considered to be the first American professional women's basketball league to be founded. ...more on Wikipedia about "Women's Pro Basketball League"
World Basketball League or WBL was a minor professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. It was founded as the International Basketball Association in November, 1987, before changing its name prior to the 1988 season. One of the major differences between it and other leagues was that it had a height restriction. Players over 6-foot-5 were not allowed to play (this restriction was raised to 6-foot-7 in 1992. The league folded in 1992. ...more on Wikipedia about "World Basketball League"
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