Global Basketball Association

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The Global Basketball Association was a minor league with various franchises in the United States. Teams were located throughout the South and Midwest. The league lasted only 1 and 1/2 seasons in the early 1990s, as shown below.

GBA membership chronology[edit]

1991–1992[edit]

In Albany Sharp Shooters 1991/92 [charter franchise]
Fayetteville Flyers 1991/92 – 1992/93 [charter franchise]
Greensboro City Gaters 1991/92 [charter franchise]
Greenville Spinners 1991/92 – 1992/93 [charter franchise]
Huntsville Lasers 1991/92 [charter franchise]
Louisville Shooters 1991/92 – 1992/93 [charter franchise]
Memphis HotShots 1991/92 [relocated to Pensacola HotShots midway during season]
Mid-Michigan Great Lakers 1991/92 – 1992/93 [charter franchise]
Music City Jammers 1991/92 [charter franchise]
Pensacola HotShots 1991/92 [formerly Memphis HotShots, moved during season]
Raleigh Bullfrogs 1991/92 [charter franchise]
Wichita Outlaws 1991/92 [charter franchise]
Out Memphis HotShots 1991/92 [charter franchise, moved to Pensacola in January, 1992]

1992–1993[edit]

In Cedar Rapids Sharpshooters 1992/93 [expansion franchise]
Jackson Jammers 1992/93 [formerly Music City Jammers]
Mississippi Coast Sharks 1992/93 [expansion franchise]
SouthGA Blues 1992/93 [formerly Albany Sharp Shooters]
Out Albany Sharp Shooters [to SouthGA Blues]
Greensboro City Gaters [disbanded]
Huntsville Lasers [disbanded]
Louisville Shooters [disbanded during season]
Music City Jammers [to Jackson Jammers]
Pensacola HotShots [disbanded]
Raleigh Bullfrogs [disbanded]
Wichita Outlaws [disbanded]

GBA franchises by season[edit]

ALB Albany Sharp Shooters Albany, Georgia 1991/92
CRS Cedar Rapids Sharpshooters Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1992/93
FAY Fayetteville Flyers Fayetteville, North Carolina 1991/92 – 1992/93
GCG Greensboro Gaters Greensboro, North Carolina 1991/92
GRS Greenville Spinners Greenville, South Carolina 1991/92 – 1992/93
HUN Huntsville Lasers Huntsville, AL 1991/92
JAC Jackson Jammers Jackson, Tennessee 1992/93
LOU Louisville Shooters Louisville, Kentucky * 1991/92 – 1992/93
MEM Memphis HotShots Memphis, Tennessee 1991/92
MMI Mid-Michigan Great Lakers Saginaw, Michigan 1991/92 – 1992/93
MIS Mississippi Coast Sharks Biloxi, Mississippi 1992/93
MCJ Music City Jammers Nashville, Tennessee 1991/92
PHS Pensacola HotShots Pensacola, Florida * 1991/92
RAL Raleigh Bullfrogs Raleigh, North Carolina 1991/92
SGB SouthGA Blues Albany, Georgia 1992/93
WIC Wichita Outlaws Wichita, Kansas 1991/92
Note: * indicates a franchise that disbanded or relocated after that season

1991–92 – Pensacola HotShots began season as Memphis HotShots

GBA arenas 1991/92 – 1992/93[edit]

ALB Albany Civic Center Albany, Georgia 1991/92
CRS Five Seasons Center Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1992/93
FAY Cumberland County Civic Center Fayetteville, North Carolina 1991–93
GRG Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro, North Carolina 1991/92
GRS Greenville Memorial Auditorium Greenville, South Carolina 1991–93
HUN Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville, AL 1991/92
JAC Oman Arena Jackson, Tennessee 1992/93
LOU Louisville Gardens Louisville, Kentucky 1991–93
MEM Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee 1991/92
MMI Wendler Arena Saginaw, Michigan 1991–93
MIS Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, Mississippi 1992/93
MCJ Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee 1991/92
PHS Pensacola Civic Center Pensacola, Florida 1991/92
RAL Dorton Arena Raleigh, North Carolina 1991/92
SGB Albany Civic Center Albany, Georgia 1992/93
WIC Century II Convention Hall Wichita, Kansas 1991/92

GBA yearly standings 1991/92 – 1992/93[edit]

1991–92 GBA[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT. GB
Fayetteville Flyers 41 23 .641 ..
Greenville Spinners 36 28 .562 5
Albany Sharp Shooters 35 29 .547 6
Greensboro City Gaters 30 33 .476 10.5
Raleigh Bullfrogs 28 35 .444 12.5
Western Division W L PCT. GB
Mid-Michigan Great Lakers 42 22 .656 ..
Louisville Shooters 35 29 .547 7
Huntsville Lasers 33 31 .516 9
Music City Jammers 24 40 .375 18
Pensacola HotShots 24 40 .375 18
Wichita Outlaws 23 41 .359 19

GBA first round[edit]

  • Music City defeated Huntsville 2 games to 1
  • Mid-Michigan defeated Louisville who withdrew due to financial problems
  • Greenville defeated Albany who withdrew due to financial problems
  • Fayetteville defeated Greensboro

GBA Semifinals[edit]

  • Greenville (W), Fayetteville (L)
  • Greenville 119, Fayetteville 92
  • Greenville 95, Fayetteville 93
  • Greenville 117, Fayetteville 103
  • Music City defeated Mid-Michigan 4 games to 3
  • Mid-Michigan ?, Music City ?
  • Mid-Michigan 123, Music City 103
  • Music City 96, Mid-Michigan 93
  • Mid-Michigan ?, Music City ?
  • Mid-Michigan ?, Music City ?
  • Mid-Michigan 112, Music City 102
  • Music City 105, Mid-Michigan 95

GBA finals[edit]

  • Greenville 128, Music City 126
  • Music City 100, Greenville 94
  • Greenville 114, Music City 103
  • Music City 103, Greenville 101
  • Music City 103, Greenville 100
  • Music City 106, Greenville 104
GBA 1992/93 W L Pct. GB
Cedar Rapids Sharpshooters 12 4 .750 ..
Greenville Spinners 9 5 .643 2
Fayetteville Flyers 10 7 .588 2.5
SouthGA Blues 8 8 .500 4
Mid-Michigan Great Lakers 6 9 .400 5.5
Mississippi Coast Sharks 6 9 .400 5.5
Jackson Jammers 6 12 .333 7
Louisville Shooters 0 3 .000 ..
Note: Louisville disbanded after three games

The League disbanded in December 1992, before the end of the season.

GBA award winners 1991/92[edit]