Professional Basketball League of America

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Professional Basketball League of America
Sport Basketball
Founded 1947
Ceased 1948
No. of teams 16
Country  United States
Last
champion(s)
none

The Professional Basketball League of America (1947–1948) was a basketball league in the United States that was started in 1947 in response to the tremendous upsurge in interest in basketball in the era immediately following World War II. The organization was underfunded compared to its competitors—the Basketball Association of America, the National Basketball League, and even the American Basketball League; there was simply not room in the marketplace for four major professional basketball leagues. The PBLA folded without completing its only season.

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