World Basketball Association

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World Basketball Association (WBA)
World Basketball Association logo.jpg
Sport Basketball
Founded 2004
Motto "The next best thing to the NBA"
No. of teams 7
Country USA
Continent FIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent
Anderson Upstate Heat
Most titles Gwinnett Majic (3)
Official website

The World Basketball Association, often abbreviated to the WBA, is a semi-professional men's spring basketball league in the United States. The league suspended operations after the 2013 season.


The WBA was conceived in 2004, with seven teams scheduled to play. One of those original seven, the Chattanooga Majic, did not start the season and was replaced by the Bristol Crusaders.

The WBA consists of players with five years or less of professional experience and each team is limited to two players with five years on their final 10-man roster. The WBA holds that the window of opportunity for NBA hopefuls is three years.


Former teams[edit]


Year Champion Runner-up Result
2004 Southern Crescent Lightning Jackson Rage 82-79
2005 Rome Gladiators Mississippi Hardhats 103-100
2006 Rome Gladiators Cartersville Warriors 125-114
2007 Mayas-USA Gwinnett Ravia-Rebels 114-104
2008 Decatur Court Kings Buford Majic 131-128 (2OT)
2009 Buford Majic Tupelo Rock-n-Rollers 95-93
2010 Gwinnett Majic Franklin Knights 133-113
2011 Gwinnett Majic Conyers Court Kings 113-91
2012 No championship
2013 Anderson Upstate Heat[1] Rome Gladiators


  1. ^ "WBA league Championship". Retrieved 17 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official WBA website