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IF YOU COULD START YOUR OWN LEAGUE

to compete with the nba. what would be the leagues name, how many teams would you start off with and in what cities, what would be the rules , how many games in the season, the rosters limit , do you think espn or tnt would broadcast it. and oh yeah if you had to choose one player thats not in the nba to be your league's lebron who would it be.


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I'd resurrect the ABA

I just bring back the old ABA teams, and players, they'd all be in their 50's and 60's, but I bet Dr. J can still ball. I know this is purely hypothetical, but In reality, no league could compete with the NBA. Professional football has tried for years to rival the NFL and not since the 80's have they had any success. There was a USBL team close to where I lived growing up, and I'd go watch their games for like 8 bucks a ticket when I didn't have anything going on, but to rival the NBA and play on major networks in prime time, isn't going to happen. If I had the money to start my own league, i'd be in the front row of a Bulls game watching the NBA.

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Well I agree with Joe Wolf

Well I agree with Joe Wolf that another league wouldn't have much of a chance to stand up to the NBA, but it doesn't make it interesting to think about.

I guess I'd call it the NABA - North American Basketball Association

I'd start with 10 teams, avoiding NBA cities as I don't think we could compete head to head, some would say not being in LA or NY would be a major set back, but I think the league would get over shadowed anyway.

East:
Louisville
St. Louis
Baltimore
Montreal
Pittsburgh

West:
Seattle
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Mexico City
San Diego

Rules changes from the NBA

*two 24 min halves

*shots beyond the half court line are worth 4 points (we need at least one gimmick to set ourselves apart) Also I like to see it when defenses pick players up farther up the court.

*The Basketballs will be colored like the old ABA ball, but each team can design the ball for their home games after their own color scheme

*5 fouls and your out of the game

(I'd strongly consider territorial draft picks like the ABA did to attempt to steal players from the NBA, however I don't think it would be that effective now days)

30 games in the season (you play all conference opponents 5 times, non conference 2 times)

Top 2 teams from each conference make the playoffs

I think ESPN would cover our highlights but no games, we would try to work something out with Spike TV or a lesser cable station to start out.

We would also make it so you can play straight out of high school, in attempt to steal talent from the nba, even if we only get them for one year before they jump to the NBA we will get publicity, and revenue from those guys. Its the leagues best chance to stay relevant. If you graduate high school early you can jump straight to the NABA.

So our stars would probably be prep kids who don't have the grades to go to college, atleast this way they don't have to cheat (like Rose). Also they can make money right away instead of being a one and done in the college ranks.

We'd also go after Iverson since he isn't signed yet, that would give the league a star right off the bat, and some team would build around him just like he wants.

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I like your idea

I like your idea kong47272

Im not sure what I would name it so I guess it would be something like NABL- North America Basketball League

I would have 20 teams and I would include some NBA cities but mainly cities without NBA teams

EAST
New York
Baltimore
Lexington
Chicago
San Juan
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
St. Louis
Kansas City
Toronto

West
Vancouver
Seattle
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
San Diego
Mexico City
Tulsa
Anchorage
Honolulu
Dallas

Rule Changes from NBA

25 minute halfs

50 games season

players would be able to go straight from high school

It would brodcast on the NABL channel and whoever would put it on there network

Half court shot would count for 4 points

There would be less foul calls than in the NBA

We would have a Allstar game and have 3pt competition and dunk contest but I would add a 4 player 1 on 1 tournament

We would go after NBA free agents like Iverson, Lebron, Wade, etc...

The draft would be the worst team gets the first pick champions get last pick like the NFL

There would be 8 playoff teams 4 from the East 4 from the West

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usbl- united states

usbl- united states basketball league
*two 24 min halves
*shots beyond the half court line are worth 4 points
*4 is the foul limit
*players can come from high school
*there would be a usbl channel
*worst team gets 1st pick, best team gets last pick
10 teams, 5 in each division, 2 from each division make the playoffs
east:
cincinnati, new york, st. louis, kansas city, pittsburgh
west:
las vegas, anaheim, seattle, jackson, austin

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Yeah i had the same name as

Yeah i had the same name as Kong
North America Basketball Association- NABA

Teams:
US Division:

Anchorage
Las Vegas
Jackson
Columbus
Buffalo
Nashville
Albany
Honolulu
Boise
Albuquerque

Int. League

Montreal
Mexico City
Havana
Puerto Rico
Lethbridge
Waterloo
Niagara
Winnipeg
Calgary
Ottawa

I picked cities that didnt have an NBA team.

- 10 teams per division

- 47 Games in a season

- Play every team in your division 3 times, Everyone in the other division twice

- Play two 24 minute halves.

- Top 4 teams in both divisions make playoffs

- Every series in playoffs is best of 7.

- 3 point line is 23.9 feet away (like NBA) shots from 30 feet are worth 4 points.

- Players can come straight out of highschool and get drafted.

- 12- 15 players on a team.

- 2 round draft

- Worst team gets best pick, champions get last pick, lottery for everyone else who doesnt make the playoffs.

- 5 fouls and your out

- Charges taken is an official stat

- 1 All star game, 3 pt shootout, dunk contest and 1 on 1 challenges

- We would go for players like Iverson who hasnt signed yet to get the fans off the bat, then we would go for a player like Sun Ming Ming to get the Chinese fans.

- Other notable players to go for.. Boykins, Childress, Kleisa, anyone not drafted.

- There will be an NABA Channel, and we would try to get a a tv station(Spike TV for example) to broadcast some games to start off, and try to get ESPN, TSN. The Score to show our highlights.

Individual Awards:

Player of the Year
Division Player of the Year
Most Improved Player
Rookie of the Year (Only available to players who have not played in the NBA)
Best Defender
Most Exciting (To put fans in the seats)

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Don't know how well it would compete

But i would make the Underground Basketball League

Players are not only drafted on skill but also on entertainment Value
There would 24 teams Seperated By three Divison American Division and Europe Division and Internaional Division

American
Las Vegas
New York
Baltimore
Texas
Cincinnati
St Louis
North Carolina
Jaxsonvile

Europe
France
Argentina
Italy
Spain
Greece
Serbia
Lithuania
Germany

International
China
Australia
Puerto Rico
Angola
New Zealand
Brazil
Canada
Nigeria

Teams Play against there Division until Finals

The Top 2 advance From every division and third Plays off in a wildcard

A Panel Of Judges Select The 4th wildcard Based on Merits

The Game Will be 2 20 minute Quarters

Both Teams have 3 75 second timeouts

The League will be Jackie Moons Dream as The Half time show Will be insane with things such as live Performances or Slam Dunk Contest (which will also have a seperate competion running during the season)

Awards Such as Flashes Player of the year and Mr Highflyer will be given out

Teams Can offer upcoming Highschool Players a maxium of a ten day contract teams are also allowed to sign Celebrities

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I would name mines the WBA-

I would name mines the WBA- World Basketball Association

-I would have 20 teams but not in place you would expect (dont know all cites in states-bear with me)

East- New York, Boston, Maine, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Cinncinnati

West-Utah, Idaho, Seattle, Anaheim, Las Vegas, Colorado

North- Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas City, Arkansas

South- Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina

- 80 Games per season (From December to July), Top 4 teams in a conference move to playoffs where the records determine seeding. East and South in one bracket. West and South in the other.

-12 players per roster with a 60 Mil Cap.

- Rule Changes
1. Hand-Checking
2. 2 30 min Halfs
3. 5 fouls and your out.

- To Compete with the NBA on TV, I would try to get a program show on Versus and try to get a deal with Dish Network.

- I would go after players like Brent Petway, Von Wafer and would allow HS Kids in my league.

My LeBron would be Will Barton or Enes Kanter

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while im all for imagination, couldnt we be doing soimething better with our lives?

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NBL

National Basketball League

Teams
Toronto
Houston
Austin
Los Angeles
New York
Brooklyn
San Antonio
Cleveland
San Fransisco
Phoenix
Chicago
Philadelphia
Memphis
Boston
Oklahoma City
Denver
Washington DC
Raleigh
Minneapolis
New Orleans

- 20 teams
5 teams a division(4 divisions cant decide what to name them)
2 Conferences

-32 games a season
3 games against same division 2 games against same conference 1 game against other connference team

- 12 minute quarter 4 quarters.

- Top 6 teams go to playoffs

- Every series in playoffs is best of 7

- Players can come straight out of highschool and get drafted.

- At least 14 players in a team max of 18

-13 active players

-5 inactive players

- 2 round draft

- Best teams get 1st pick,worst team get last pick

- There are 2 All-star games, One for christmas one for February

-Theres a Rookie Game, Rookie MVP automatically becomes an all-star selection

- All-star selections are through voting

- 2 all-star weekends,2 slam dunk contest per weekend,
One For Rookie Dunk Contest one for those who arent rookies anymore

-Theres a streetball game, voters get to pick who gets in, all-star players cant go

- After season there is a Summer League, anybody can play if they want to

- Team will go for young stars, John Wall,Harrison Barnes,Brandon Knight,Derrick Favors,Perry Jones

Individual Awards:

Player of the Year
Division Player of the Year
Player Of the month
Scoring Leader
Most Improved Player
Rookie of the Year
Best Defender
Best players for every position
Conference Player of the year

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WBL: World Basketball

WBL: World Basketball League

Brooklyn
Eden Prairie
St. Louis
Oakland
Louisville
Tallahasee
Seattle
Madison
Pittsburgh
Cincinatti
Austin
Las Vegas
Buffalo
Vancouver
San Diego
Montreal
Baltimore
Raleigh
San Francisco
Flint

2 Conferences, 2 divsions per conference

60 games, 2 30 min halves

Top 8 teams in the entire league go to the Final Tourney, whoever wins that is champ

Draft: 4 rounds, Teams can have up to 16 players. All Rookies in first 3 rounds get guaranteed spot on roster.

Cap: 56 million per team, 1st pick goes to team with worst record. Once the 4th round hits it switches around and best team gets that top pick in that round.

New rules: No flopping period, anything past half court is worth 4 points, no dress rules while inside the arena. 30 second shot clock, but all teams must play somewhat up tempo through the first 3 quarters of the game or your team will be given a technical. Flashy passes, dunks, etc. lead to similar to a powerplay, you can have a 6th player on the floor for 30 sec. High School Sophomores can enter the draft.

People I would recruit to come to my league, Darius Washington Jr., Perry Jones, Tony Wroten, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens

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