Basketball is a popular sport due to the spectacle that provides the players within the hurt and in some countries have leagues very competitive; here, we present the top 5 leagues of basketball around the world, including the NBA, the ACB, the Italian league, the Greek and Argentina.
The NBA, the best league in the world
The United States NBA is undoubtedly the best league in the world. It was founded in 1949 and from that moment became one of the most successful sports shows, and there is no other national basketball tournament that can compete with this league.
There are currently 30 teams divided into two conferences: East and West. The NBA has been noted for having among their ranks the best players in the world, like Michael Jordan, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and now Koby Briant and Lebron James.
And although there were almost no foreign players at the beginning, stars of different nationalities currently play in this league, such as the Spanish Pau Gasol, the Argentine Manu Ginobili, the German Dirk Nowitzki, and the Chinese Yao Ming.
What are the best leagues in the world without the NBA?
ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla has made a ranking of the 12 best basketball leagues in the world without the NBA. In the first place appears the Euroliga, cataloged as” the basketball version of the Football Champions League,” and whose best player of a follow in the face of the American Championship would be the young jewel of Real Madrid, Luka Doncic (Real Madrid).
Behind the Euro league, the analyst places the Spanish league ACB, whose player a continue is the same (Luka Doncic) in the first championship and from which have come some players, like Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, or Kristaps Porzingis. Completing oldie is placed the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL), where he trains former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt (Darussafaka S. K.) and plays the escort drafted by Philadelphia 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz (Anadolu Efes).
In fourth place, we find the VTB League of Russia, where one of the best teams in Europe plays, CSKA Moscow. But it is not until the tenth place, where we can find a league that is not European, there is Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL), where he plays one of the schools that could give that talk in the Draft this summer: Terrance Ferguson (Adelaide 36ers). Finally, in the twelfth place finish is the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), the league where they move wages very high and where players like Jimmer Fredette (Shanghai Sharks, team Yao Ming), MarShon Brooks (Jiangsu Nangang Dragons, where he also plays the ex-Barça Lassa, Samardo Samuels) or Jared Cunningham (Jiangsu Tongxi).
The 12 best basketball leagues in the world without the NBA
- Euroliga [Europe]
- ACB (Spain]
- League Turkish Basketball (BSL) [Visit]
- Russia’s VTB United League [Romania]]
- Germany’s Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) [Germany]
- League Basket Series an (LBA) [Italy]
- LNB Pro a (France]
- Adriatic League (ABA) [Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia]
- League Greek A1 [Greece]
- The National Basketball League of Australia (NBL) [Australia]
- Lithuania LKL]
- Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) [China]