Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional
|Current season, competition or edition:
2016–17 LNBP season
|Founded||March 11, 2000|
|Director||Sergio Ganem Velázquez|
|No. of teams||10|
|Headquarters||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Pioneros de Quintana Roo
|Most titles||Halcones UV Xalapa (4 Titles)|
|TV partner(s)||TVC Deportes
FIBA Américas TV
Latin American Sports
The National Professional Basketball League (Spanish: Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional or LNBP) is the top professional basketball league in Mexico. The league was founded in 2000 with 11 teams. Despite its short history, the LNBP has established itself as the most important basketball league in Latin America.
On March 11, 2000 the league was founded in the city of Durango with 11 teams participating. The LNBP set out to support and develop professional basketball in Mexico.
The regular season is played in round-robin format in which the 12 best-placed teams qualify to the postseason. For every game won 2 points are added and for every game lost one point is added. For example: If team one played 10 games and won 7, losing the remaining 3, it would have 17 points; 14 points for the 7 games won and 3 points for the games lost.
The four top-seeded teams have a bye in the first playoff series while the five to twelve seeds play each other. The 5th-placed team plays the 12th-place team while the 6th plays the 11th and the 7th plays the 10th and so on. The quarter-finals see the top seed playing the worst-qualified seed and the second-best team playing the second-worst team and so on. The semi-finals are played like the quarterfinals while the Serie Final is played by the two teams remaining with the best-placed team having home field advantage.
|2000||Correcaminos UAT Tampico||Correcaminos UAT Victoria|
|2001||Gallos de Pelea de Cd. Juárez||Lobos de la U.A. de C.|
|2002||Correcaminos UAT Victoria||Correcaminos UAT Matamoros|
|2003||Panteras de Aguascalientes||La Ola Roja del Distrito Federal|
|2004||Santos Reales de San Luis||Halcones UV Xalapa|
|2005||Halcones UV Xalapa||Lobos de la U.A. de C.|
|2006||Soles de Mexicali||Halcones UV Xalapa|
|2007-08||Halcones UV Xalapa||Soles de Mexicali|
|2008-09||Halcones UV Xalapa||Soles de Mexicali|
|2009-10||Halcones UV Xalapa||Halcones Rojos|
|2010-11||Toros de Nuevo Laredo||Pioneros de Quintana Roo|
|2011-12||Halcones Rojos Veracruz||Toros de Nuevo Laredo|
|2012-13||Toros de Los Dos Laredos||Halcones UV Xalapa|
|2013-14||Halcones Rojos Veracruz||Pioneros de Quintana Roo|
|2014-15||Soles de Mexicali||Pioneros de Quintana Roo|
|2015-16||Pioneros de Quintana Roo||Soles de Mexicali|
|Halcones UV Xalapa||4||3||2005, 2008, 2009, 2010|
|Soles de Mexicali||2||2||2006, 2015|
|Toros de Nuevo Laredo||2||1||2011, 2013|
|Pioneros de Quintana Roo||1||3||2016|
|Correcaminos UAT Victoria||1||1||2002|
|Halcones Rojos Veracruz||1||1||2012|
|Correcaminos UAT Tampico||1||0||2000|
|Gallos de Pelea de Ciudad Juárez||1||0||2001|
|Panteras de Aguascalientes||1||0||2003|
|Santos Reales de San Luis||1||0||2004|
|Lobos de la U.A. de C.||0||2|
|Correcaminos UAT Matamoros||0||1|
|Ola Roja del Distrito Federal||0||1|
Copa Independencia winners
The Copa Independencia (Independence Cup) was a pre-season tournament created by the LNBP.
|2004||Lobos de la U.A. de C.||Lechugueros de León|
|2005||Lobos de la U.A. de C.||Correcaminos UAT Victoria|
|2006||Lobos Grises UAD||Halcones UV Xalapa|
|2007-08||Lobos Grises UAD||Halcones Rojos|
- Se impone Fuerza Regia a Selección. June 24, 2006. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
- Rodman comes back, first in Mexico. October 12, 2004. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
- Fuerza Regia le quitó lo invicto a Halcones UV. October 28, 2007. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
- Mexicali o Saltillo van contra Fuerza Regia en la LNBP. November 1, 2005. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.