Basketball


Basketball was developed in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith of Springfield University in Massachusetts (USA). The number of players on a team declined in the years after to 5. The sport progressed in the USA into (rather unsuccessfull) professional leagues. In 1947 the BAA was founded, which was renamed in 1950 to NBA, and ultimately grew into one of the most succesfull pro leagues in the world, in which the best of the best in the sport of Basketball show their skills. College Basketball is also very popular in the USA. Basketball grew also international in one of the biggest team sports around. The Fédération Internationale de Basketball was founded in 1932. For more info see Wikipedia.

Olympic Games: Men Women

World Championships: Men Women

NBA (National Basketball Association)

WNBA (Women's National Basketball Assoc.)

European Championships: Men Women

Americas Championship: Men Women

South American Championships: Men Women

Asian Championships: Men Women

African Championships: Men Women

Oceanian Championships: Men Women

Central American Championships: Men Women

Diamond Ball: Men Women

International Club Competitions:
Euroleague
Eurocup
EuroChallenge
Adriatic League
United League
Baltic League
Balkan League
Liga de Las Americas
Liga Sudamericana
Asian Champions Cup
ABL
African Champions Cup
W:World League
W:EuroLeague
W:EuroCup
W:Adriatic League
W:Baltic League
Defunct Events:
Camp. Sudamer. de Clubes
EuroCup Challenge
Intercontinental Cup
Korac Cup
Saporta Cup
W:Ronchetti Cup

International Tournaments:
Acropolis Tournament

National Championships:
Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czechia
Estonia
France
Germany
Greece
Israel
Italy
Italy (2nd level)
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Montenegro
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Spain (2nd level)
Turkey
Ukraine
W:Australia
W:Belgium
W:Brazil
W:Croatia
W:Czechia
W:France
W:Germany
W:Italy
W:Netherlands
W:Poland
W:Russia
W:Serbia
W:Spain
W:Turkey
Defunct Championships:
Czechoslovakia
East Germany
Serbia & Montenegro
Soviet Union
Yugoslavia
W:Czechoslovakia
W:East Germany
W:Serbia & Montenegro W:Soviet Union
W:Yugoslavia

National Cup Competitions:
Belgium
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Netherlands
Poland
Russia
Spain
W:France
W:Germany
W:Italy
W:Netherlands

Minor Leagues:
NBA DL (NBA Development League)
WBA (World Basketball Association)
IBL (International Basketball League)
PBL (Premier Basketball League)
CBL (Continental Basketball League)
Defunct Minor Leagues:
CBA (Continental Basketball Association)
ABA (American Basketball Association)
IBA (International Basketball Association)
IBL (International Basketball League)
USBL (United States Basketball League)
WBL (World Basketball League)
NWBL (National Women's Basketball League)

College Basketball:
NCAA Division I
NCAA Division II
NCAA Division III
NAIA Division I
NAIA Division II
CIS (Canada)
CCAA (Canada)
W:NCAA Division I
W:NCAA Division II
W:NCAA Division III
W:NAIA Division I
W:NAIA Division II
W:CIS (Canada)
W:CCAA (Canada)
Defunct Championships:
W:AIAW Division I W:AIAW Division II W:AIAW Division III
NCAA Division I Conference Championships:
ACC
AEC
ASC
Atlantic 10
Big 10
Big 12
Big East
Big Sky
Big South
Big West
CAA
C-USA
GWC
Horizon
Ivy
MAAC
MAC
MEAC
MVC
MWC
NEC
OVC
Pac 12
Patriot
SEC
Southern
Southland
Summit
Sun Belt
SWAC
WAC
WCC
Defunct NCAA Division I Conference Championships:
ASC
AWC
Border
ECC
EIC
GMC
GSC
MCAC
MNYC
MSAC
NEC
NJNYC
RMAC
SWC
WNYC
Yankee
NCAA Division II Conference Championships:
CACC
Carolinas
CCAA
CIAA
ECC
GAC

GLIAC
GLVC
GNAC
GSC
Heartland
LSC

MIAA
Northeast 10
NSIC
PBC
PSAC
PWC

RMAC
SAC
SIAC
SSC
WVIAC


Pan American Games: Men Women

Asian Games: Men Women

All Africa Games: Men Women

Mediterranean Games: Men Women

Universiade: Men Women

Youth:

Defunct Major Leagues:
ABA (American Basketball Association)
NBL (National Basketball League)
W:ABL (American Basketball League)

Defunct Events:
Commonwealth Games: Men Women
Women's World Games
Balkan Championships: Men Women