A new professional basketball league aimed at producing the best quality basketball in the world. We plan to work with current and former NBA players to raise the game to its highest level.
The league is set up to minimize costs for players, coaches, referees, administrators and everyone involved in this sport we love so much. From player salaries all the way down to the cost of equipment, we are able to keep costs extremely reasonable. We expect The Basketball League will start in either August or September of 2014. Our goal is to play 12 games over the course of 10 weeks with four teams playing twice a week. After this first season, we plan on expanding to 16 teams and moving to a more traditional schedule of playing twice a week with four games per week.
how many nba leagues are there?
There are two other leagues besides the NBA, but they both have ceased to exist. The American Basketball Association (ABA) was popular in the 1970s before merging with the National Basketball League (NBL). The ABA had some incredible talent play for them including Julius Erving, Artis Gilmore and George Gervin. There was also the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) which was founded in 1946.
It also ceased to exist in 2009. It was home to many great players including George Karl, Sam Lacey and Spencer Haywood. A new league called the NBA Developmental League has replaced it, but this is more of a farm league where younger talent can get playing time.
Introduce the basketball league and its players.
The Basketball League (TBL) is a new professional basketball league that plans to take the game of basketball to its highest level. We plan on working with current and former NBA players, as well as other great talent around the world, to raise the game each and every night we step on the court.
Describe the rules of the game.
The rules of the game are going to be very similar to the NBA. There will be a 24-second shot clock, four 12 minute quarters and a 15 ft. 3 point line. The main difference in TBL games is that there will be no backcourt violation meaning that once the ball reaches half court it is live until it is shot.
This is thought to be a good change because it will speed up the game and make it exciting for fans by not allowing teams to stall when they are on defense. TBL aims to be very fan-friendly with affordable tickets, amazing talent on the court, great venues and more. We also plan on giving back to communities by providing food for needy families, hosting youth clinics and more.
Recap last night’s match-up between the Lakers and Celtics.
The Lakers hosted their first game of the pre-season against division rivals, The Boston Celtics, Monday night in front of a packed crowd at the Staples Center. It was the third straight sellout for the Lakers with all three being at home. With 10 players out due to injury or playing for their national team in the ongoing FIBA World Cup, it would be hard for any team to compete with that roster.
The Celtics started Devin Brown at shooting guard and Jerryd Bayless at point guard due to injuries. The Lakers jumped on them early and led 30-15 after one quarter of play. It wasn’t until halfway through the second quarter when Jeff Green led the charge with 16 points in the period. He would finish the game with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Despite his efforts, it wasn’t enough for The Celtics to overcome the Lakers.