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This article discusses the National Basketball League, a defunct professional league in the United States. For the Australian league, see National Basketball League (Australia). For the defunct Canadian league, see National Basketball League (Canada). For the Australian student political grouping, see National Broad Left. National Basketball League Logo (2004 - Present) The National Basketball League is Australias top-level professional basketball competition. ... This league isnt to be confused with the National Basketball League of the 1930s and 1940s. ... The National Broad Left (usually the NBL) is a political grouping within the National Union of Students of Australia. ...


The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949. The NBL started with 13 previously independent teams in 1937–38. The league was created by three corporations General Electric, Firestone and Goodyear. The league was made up mostly by teams in small Great Lakes towns and corporate teams. The NBL lasted 12 years before merging with the three-year-old Basketball Association of America in 1949 which was renamed the National Basketball Association. 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... See also: 1948 in sports, 1950 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing The first 24 hours of Le Mans is held since the beginning of World War II. Luigi Chinetti and Lord Seldson win the race in a Ferrari 166M. Baseball January 28: The New... The General Electric Company, or GE, NYSE: GE is a multinational technology and services company. ... Firestone tire The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in the late 19th century to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. ... Goodyear may relate to: Charles Goodyear (1800 - 1860), inventor of vulcanized rubber Goodyear Welt A shoe construction process developed by Charles Goodyears son, Charles Goodyear Jnr Gary Goodyear, Canadian politician Julie Goodyear, British television actress Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Goodyear Inflatoplane Goodyear, Arizona This is a disambiguation page... NBA official website NBA News from Pro Sports Daily Dougs NBA Statistics NBA Statistics from 82games. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ...


Five current NBA teams can trace their history back to the NBL. The Los Angeles Lakers, then the Minneapolis Lakers; the Sacramento Kings, then the Rochester Royals; and the Detroit Pistons, then the Fort Wayne Pistons, joined the NBA in 1948. The Atlanta Hawks, then the Tri-Cities Blackhawks; and the Philadelphia 76ers, then the Syracuse Nationals ("Nats" for short), joined the NBA in 1949. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... See also: 1947 in sports, 1949 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 29: Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ... Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is an American city in Central New York. ...


Also still surviving are the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots, the initial NBL Champion in 1938. The Wingfoots suspended operations for WWII and were not included in the NBL/BAA merger. Instead they remained in the National Industrial Basketball League (NIBL), which in 1961 became the National AAU Basketball League (NABL). The Wingfoots are still an AAU Elite team in the NABL. See also: 1937 in sports, 1939 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One...


National Basketball League Champions

The Sheboygan Redskins were a National Basketball Association team based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... The Sheboygan Redskins were a National Basketball Association team based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... The Sheboygan Redskins were a National Basketball Association team based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... The Sheboygan Redskins were a National Basketball Association team based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Sheboygan Redskins were a National Basketball Association team based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Anderson Packers were a National Basketball Association team based in Anderson, Indiana from 1949 until 1950. ...

NBL Teams 1937-49

  • Akron Firestone Non-Skids (1937-41)
  • Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (1937-42)
  • Anderson Duffey Packers (1946-49)
  • Buffalo Bisons (1937-38)
  • Chicago Bruins (1939-42)
  • Chicago Studebaker Flyers (1942-43)
  • Chicago American Gears (1944-47)
  • Cleveland Chase Brassmen (1943-44)
  • Cleveland Allmen Transfers (1944-46)
  • Columbus Athletic Supply (1938-39)
  • Dayton Metropolitans (1937-38)
  • Denver Nuggets (1948-49)
  • Detroit Eagles (1939-41)
  • Detroit Gems (1946-47)
  • Detroit Vagabond Kings/Dayton Rens (1948-49)
  • Flint Dow A.C.'s/Midland Dow A.C.'s (1947-48)
  • Fort Wayne General Electrics (1937-38)
  • Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (1941-48)
  • Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (1938-41)
  • Hammond Calumet Buccaneers (1948-49)
  • Indianapolis Kautskys (1937-48)
  • Kankakee Gallagher Trojans (1937-38)
  • Minneapolis Lakers (1947-48)
  • Oshkosh All-Stars (1937-49)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1937-39)
  • Pittsburgh Raiders (1944-45)
  • Richmond King Clothiers/Cincinnati Comellos (1937-38)
  • Rochester Royals (1945-48)
  • Sheboygan Redskins (1938-49)
  • Syracuse Nationals (1946-49)
  • Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (1941-43)
  • Toledo Jeeps (1946-48)
  • Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1946-49)
  • Warren Penns (1937-38)
  • Warren Penns/Cleveland White Horses (1938-39)
  • Waterloo Hawks (1948-49)
  • Whiting Ciesar All-Americans (1937-38)
  • Youngstown Bears (1945-47)

 
 

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