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National Basketball League

1940's: Predecessor to the NBA

Last updated: 8/31/04
See also the


(Basketball Association of America)

- who merged with the NBL to form the NBA

See also the


(National Basketball Association)

- a descendent
of the NBL

Anderson Meat Packers
Anderson Packers
Chicago American Gears
Rochester Royals 1946-1947
Sheboygan Redskins 47-48
Sheboygan Redskins 1949
Toledo Jeeps (uniform) 1947-1948
Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Youngstown Bears
(uniform) 1946

  • AABA: All American Bball Alliance
  • AABA 04: All American Bball Alliance 2004
  • AAU: Amateur Athletic Union
  • ABA: American Basketball Association
  • ABA 2000: American Basketball Assoc. 2000
  • ABA: Atlantic Basketball Assoc. (pre-EBAlliance)
  • ABL (pre-ABA): American Basketball League
  • ABL: American Basketball League 25-31
  • ABL: American Basketball League (women)
  • BAA (pre-NBA): Basketball Assoc. of America
  • CBA: Continental Basketball Association
  • CPBL: College Professional Basketball League
  • EBA: Eastern Basketball Alliance (ABA/UBA)
  • EBA: Eastern Basketball Assoc. (pre-CBA)
  • EBL: Eastern Basketball League
  • GBA: Global Basketball Alliance
  • GBA: Global Basketball Association
  • IBA: International Basketball Association
  • IBL: International Basketball League
  • MWBA: Midwest Basketball Association
  • NABL: National Alliance Basketball League
  • NABL: North American Basketball League
  • NBA: National Basketball Assoc.
  • NBA: Modern Alternate/2nds
  • NBA: All-Star/Anniversary
  • NBA: Failed Expansion/Never used
  • NBDL: National Basketball Development League
  • NBL: National Basketball League (pre-NBA)
  • NBL: National Basketball League
  • NRL: National Rookie League
  • NWBL: National Womens Basketball League
  • NWBA: National Wheelchair Basketball Assoc.
  • SBL: Southwest Basketball League
  • SBA: Streetball Basketball Assoc.
  • UPBL: United Pro Basketball League
  • USBL: United States Basketball League
  • WABA: Womens ABA
  • WBA: Western Basketball Assoc.
  • WBA: World Basketball Assoc.
  • WBL: World Basketball League
  • WBA: Womens Basketball Association
  • WBL: Women's Pro Basketball League
  • WEBA: Women's Eastern Basketball Alliance
  • WNBA: Women's NBA
  • XBA/CBL: Extreme Basketball Assoc. / Carolina Bball Lg.