Here are the top 5 basketball leagues in the world
Basketball has became one of the most famous sports in the world from past few years. But have you wondered which is the most famous basketball league other than NBA?
This article will tell you about the top 5 most famous basketball leagues in the world right now. Without a doubt, NBA is the most popular and one of the highest budget sports leagues in the world.
Most Famous Basketball Leagues
5. VTB United League – Russia
VTB United League is the top-tier of Russian Basketball. There are currently 13 teams that participate in the league to show their dominance over others.
CSKA Moscow are the current defending champions. The regular VTB season is scheduled to start from October and ends in April.
4. Basketball Super League – Turkey
The BSL or Basketball Super League was founded in 1966, despite the fact that the game was first played in Turkey in 1904.
Fenerbahce and Anadolu Efes are two of the best teams in the league at present, with the former being current defending champions.
3. Liga ACB – Spain
Spain’s ACB was founded in 1957. The league has been dominated over the years by two of the greatest names in sports history, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Both the teams have won a combined of 51 out of 60 titles. Real Madrid are the current defending champions with being the most successful team in the format.
The EuroLeague is basically the Champions League (football) of basketball. Just like UCL, clubs from different European counties have to qualify for the league.
Real Madrid is the most successful team in the competition with 10 titles. It is not a surprise when you see the most successful UCL team being the same in other sports too.
1. NBA – America
National Basketball Association or NBA is the top tier of American basketball and one of the most famous sports leagues in the world.
The Lakers is the most successful NBA team with 31 Conference titles and 23 Division titles. On the other side, Boston Celtics has won the most NBA championships (11 titles).