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NBL KINGS
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What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

i was wondering in order, what the top basketball leagues in the world are in order, oviously NBA would be one, but where would NBL stand?
i would love to see how NBL was comparred to other leagues

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anon
Last year
12:50 3 Feb 13

Reply #402398

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

VTB


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Dillon
Last year
12:58 3 Feb 13

Reply #402400

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

In order:

NBA
Euroleague
Spanish ACB
Russian league
Italian league
French league
Greek league
Nbl
South American top tier
Lithuanian
Serbian
German
CBA
D-league
British


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anon
Last year
13:30 3 Feb 13

Reply #402402

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

In order:

1. NBA
2. Euroleague
3. VTB
4. Eurocup
5. Spanish league
6. Russian league
7. Adriatic league
8. Italian league
9. Greak league
10. NBL



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Dillon
Last year
14:06 3 Feb 13

Reply #402409

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

Anyone that says 'greak league' loses all credibility.


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NBL KINGS
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14:24 3 Feb 13

Reply #402411

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

HAHAHHA^


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Beekayz
Last year
16:41 3 Feb 13

Reply #402439

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

@Dillon: Why do you put the D-League under the NBL?

And by CBA do you mean Chinese Basketball Association or Continental?

I would have thought that:
*Considering the amount of D League players who have gone on to have careers in the NBA
*Its reputation among players, coaches and the scouts due to the previous point
*And the fact that many quality NBA rookies are first sent to D-League to improve their skills

would make it much higher in league rankings


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NBL KINGS
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17:08 3 Feb 13

Reply #402445

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

NBL would be above the d- league, d league players come to the nbl too, and the reason so many d league players would go to the nba, is becuase it is a direct connection with the nba, a decent player in the nbl would proberly have a better chance at getting tnto the nba if they went to the d-league first. and concidering d league players get paid a third of what nbl players get paid, many players would proberly rather play in the nbl.
Also, the d league teams get a fraction of the attendance the nbl gets
there biggest team average in the d league is 4,817.
and most teams in the d league average is around 2,000- 3,000


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Beekayz
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17:26 3 Feb 13

Reply #402447

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

@NBL King Yeah I know D League players come to the NBL too....they're usually the ones that have very little chance of getting into the NBA.

Sure there are exceptions to the rule (Flynn etc) but the reason most quality U.S. players would choose to stay in D-League instead of playing in NBL, despite the lesser crowds and lower $, is because their chances of getting an NBA berth are many multiples higher if they stay.

And these days, with the low salary cap in the NBL, the money is not as much of a factor as it once was. The best of the D-League players consider themselves (and are on the cusp of being) NBA quality players. It is their dream and the most important thing to them, And if it means putting up with shitty crowds and average $ they'll do it because it is the end goal that counts.

If you look at the number of players, per year, that go from the D-League to the NBA compared to the number of NBL players per year there just is no comparison.

And that's why D-League is going to remain, for the foreseeable future, a much higher standard than the NBL with an infinitely higher player skill level.


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Ricey
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18:59 3 Feb 13

Reply #402460

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

I would actually put Euroleague above NBA. The players don't travel on an inbound, don't get nearly as looked after by refs if big money players, etc etc.

Would love to see top 5 euro vs top 5 NBA in a post season tournament. Would be interesting to see the results, especially if played by the proper FIBA rules


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Beekayz
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19:17 3 Feb 13

Reply #402462

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

@Ricey As in top 5 teams or top 5 players?


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Mack
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19:47 3 Feb 13

Reply #402468

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

1. Euroleague
2. NBA
3. Eurocup
4. United League
5. Spanish League
6. Greek League

That's absolutely 100% NOT debatable. PERIOD.


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Mack
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19:49 3 Feb 13

Reply #402469

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

And that's why D-League is going to remain, for the foreseeable future, a much higher standard than the NBL with an infinitely higher player skill level.

>

D-League is an absolute joke. The Chinese League is better.


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Beekayz
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20:10 3 Feb 13

Reply #402474

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

says the guy who puts Euroleague above NBA


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DJ
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20:36 3 Feb 13

Reply #402483

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

says the guy who puts eurocup above united league


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anon
Last year
20:56 3 Feb 13

Reply #402491

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

Easy to draw line between NBL and VTB. Earl Rowland,
Jamar Wilson leading scorers, Tye McKee top player Alex Maric leading rebounder. Simple comparrison.
You be judge.


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paul
Last year
21:03 3 Feb 13

Reply #402492

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

1 NBA
2 Euroleague
3 Spain
4 VTB United
5 Turkey
6 Italy
7 NBL
8 Adriatic
9 Greece
10 Germany

I dont count the Eurocup as a league because of how big the turnover of teams is each year, as opposed to Euroleague which has licences.


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paul
Last year
21:05 3 Feb 13

Reply #402494

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

I should add, the difference between any of the top leagues through Europe and indeed the NBL is not that great. The level of basketball is definitely evening out as more countries invest more in the sport.


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Curtley
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21:16 3 Feb 13

Reply #402501

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

Another question: what leagues that have higher salaries than the NBL have a lower quality standard?

I'd say Chinese league, British league, not sure of salaries of second tier euro leagues such as German, Belgian, Dutch etc


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Guru
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01:48 4 Feb 13

Reply #402528

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

People rating the Greek League way too low. Almost no one here has ever seen a European basketball game based on those rankings.

LMFAO at anyone saying French League, Turkish League, Adriatic League, Italian League is better than Greek League.

Bunch of clowns.

You guys are absolutely insane.


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Guru
Last year
01:51 4 Feb 13

Reply #402529

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

British League has lower salaries than NBL. The leagues in Germany and Belgium are not that low level. They are as good or better than NBL is.

Dutch League is crap. NBL is definitely much better than that league.


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johnny_sack
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13:57 4 Feb 13

Reply #402605

re: What are the best basketball leagues? ( worldwide)

@ Guru

"Dutch League is crap."

You won't say that when Michael Beasley is lighting it up before, during, and after games (once his gig in PHX is up).



;)


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