Basketball History

National Basketball Association Logo
NBA: - (2019 seasons)

The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball...

American Basketball Association Logo
ABA: - (2019 seasons)

Founded in 1967, the ABA distinguished itself from its older NBA counterpart with a more...

American Basketball League III Logo
ABL3: - (2019 seasons)

The American Basketball League (III) played one full season, 1961–1962, and part of 1962–1963. ...

National Professional Basketball League II Logo

National Professional Basketball League was a professional basketball league in 1950–51. Led by commissioner Doxie...

Basketball Association of America Logo
BAA: - (2019 seasons)

The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball...

National Basketball League II Logo
NBL: - (2019 seasons)

At the beginning of the 1937-38 season, after two seasons as an “amateur” league, the...

Midwest Basketball Conference Logo
MBC: - (2019 seasons)

In the summer of 1935, the Midwest Basketball Conference was formed with Firestone Tire Company,...

American Basketball League II Logo
ABL: - (2019 seasons)

During the summer of 1933, Metropolitan Basketball League president John O’Brien recruited the Eastern Basketball...

National Professional Basketball League I Logo

As professional basketball prepared to begin the 1931-32 season, it seemed as if the preceding...

Eastern Basket Ball League II Logo
EBL2: - (2019 seasons)

As professional basketball prepared to begin the 1931-32 season, it seemed as if the preceding...

Metropolitan Basketball League II Logo
MBL2: - (2019 seasons)

As professional basketball prepared to begin the 1931-32 season, it seemed as if the preceding...

American Basketball League I Logo
ABL1: - (2019 seasons)

Twenty-seven years after the first league was organized in Philadelphia, a professional basketball league of...

Philadelphia Basketball League II Logo
PBL2: - (2019 seasons)

The second Philiadelpha Basketball League was formed quickly after the fall of the EBL and...

Metropolitan Basketball League Logo
MBL: - (2019 seasons)

In January of 1922, the Metropolitan Basketball League was formed in New York City. Composed...

Interstate Basketball League Logo
IBL: - (2019 seasons)

The New York State Basketball League ran aground in early January of 1915 due to...

Pennsylvania State Basketball League Logo
PSL: - (2019 seasons)

The New York State Basketball League ran aground in early January of 1915 due to...

New York State Basketball League Logo
NYSL: - (2019 seasons)

The New York Basketball State League was formed when the two-year-old Hudson River League was...

Eastern Basket Ball League Logo
EBL: - (2019 seasons)

Two new major league circuits began play in the 1909-10 season, in direct competition with...

Hudson River Basketball League Logo
HRBL: - (2019 seasons)

Two new major league circuits began play in the 1909-10 season, in direct competition with...

Central Basketball League Logo
CBL: - (2019 seasons)

In the fall of 1906, Charles Powers, the sports editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch, spearheaded...

Philadelphia Basketball League Logo
PBL: - (2019 seasons)

With the demise of the National League in ths summer of 1904, the minor league...

New England Basketball League Logo
NEL: - (2019 seasons)

During the summer of 1901, two Lowell-based teams broke away from the three-year old Massachusetts...

Massachusetts Central Basketball League Logo

On December 20, 1898 at the Sherwood House in Worcester, the Massachusetts Basketball League was...

National Basketball League I Logo
NBL1: - (2019 seasons)

In early August of 1898, in the office Horace Fogel, the sports editor of the...