World Basketball Association

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World Basketball Association (WBA)
World Basketball Association logo.jpg
Motto"The next best thing to the NBA"
No. of teams7
ContinentFIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent
Anderson Upstate Heat
Most titlesGwinnett Majic (3)

The World Basketball Association (WBA) was 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 2009, 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.


Team City Arena Head Coach
Atlanta Blaze Brookhaven, Georgia Lynwood Gymnasium Lionel Garrett
Conyers Court Kings Conyers, Georgia J.P. Carr Gynmnasium Nolley Larry
Gastonia Gamers Gastonia, North Carolina Ashbrook High School Gymnasium TBA
Gwinnett Majic Gwinnett County, Georgia Bogan Park Gymnasium David Akin
Mauldin Stars Greenville, South Carolina TBA TBA
Rome Gladiators Rome, Georgia Winthrop-King Centre Jackie Copeland
Upstate Heat Anderson, South Carolina Anderson Recreation Center Frederick Summer

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