View Full Version : The Best League(s) in Europe

07-28-2008, 07:18 AM
the ACB (Spain) is known to be the most competitive league in Europe, some say its the 2nd best professional league (only to the NBA, but the gap is enormous)

CSKA Moscow is the best team not in the NBA (according to SI or ESPN), but they might not be the favorites to win he Russian league. Hometown Rivals Dynamo, Khimki & Dynamo Regional have improved much shopping outside the European market

Israel is a perfect example of a bad league... maybe not this season, while Maccabi excelled in Europe, they had more trouble in the Israeli premier league resulting in the worst season in franchise history despite advancing to the domestic cup and championship finals, losing both. This past year was the 1st time in 15 years that M. Tel Aviv did not win the Israeli title, 2nd time since 1969 (and 7th time total in 54 seasons of the leagues existence)

anyone want to shed some knowledge and opinion on what you think is the Top League in Europe?

07-28-2008, 04:36 PM
IMO it has to be the Spanish League. Way too many teams playing on a very high level to be someone else. Second best used to be the Italian league during the 90s but in this decade there has been a significant drop off in the overall level.

08-11-2008, 12:28 PM
Virtus Bologna’s agreement with Earl Boykins is only the latest sign: It is now clear that the Italian League is ready to return to its past and glorious times....

for complete article Click Here (http://www.ballineurope.com/trades/domestic-league-preview-italy/)

and to discuss who you think has the best league in Europe, Click Here (http://prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251813)

08-17-2008, 01:48 PM
ok, so Spain is still probably the best league in Europe.

but competition in Russia will be big (at least in Moscow)

with CSKA staying strong with European talent. Khimki acquiring Garbo and Delfino. Dynamo signing Nachbar, Pargo and some other big names in Europe. and this season Triumph will probably make a run at it too, with Krstic.... and then theres Unics Kazan.

its probably close between Italy & Russia. Greece is up there too

08-30-2008, 11:23 PM
hasnt anyone got an opinion?

08-31-2008, 05:32 AM
Spanish. Then Greece imho. Russian league consists of too many European players, a big lack of russian stars and that makes it boring. Every country has a league, to find out the best in the COUNTRY, not who can comply the best team of foreign players.

08-31-2008, 05:57 AM
right, but this is asking which domestic league has the best competition in it no matter how many foreigners are on each team

but there is another thread asking which country brings out the best talented players

09-18-2008, 08:18 PM
Is the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto still the best league in Europe? The question is now open, considering the recent arrivals of NBA stars to Russia and especially the return to the top level by many Italian teams. At the moment, though, the most admired European basketball is still played in Spain, at least partially because the ACB is where several world and Olympic champions show off.

Read More>> (http://www.ballineurope.com/countries/spain/the-spanish-league-explained/)

09-22-2008, 02:01 AM
Source: Ball in Europe

To continue in our series of articles (see Russia and Spain), Simon Jatsch takes a look at the German BBL league. This is one of the most detailed and excellent articles I have read about the German league, so make sure you read it all. In case you want to get to know the German league and their players, this is the only article you have to go through to be an insider.

For Complete Article Click Here (http://www.ballineurope.com/european-basketball/euroleague/the-german-league-explained/#more-1765)

Spanish League article posted above, Russian League posted Here (http://prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6621994&postcount=11)

09-23-2008, 06:50 PM

A great tradition that brings waves of young prospects to the scene every year; the smallest, disagreeable, noisiest arenas in Europe; the fieriest fans a player could desire; economic powers in Panathinaikos and Olympiacos. This is Greek basketball: This is Esake.
For Complete Article:

09-24-2008, 11:34 PM
The French League explained

Long, long time ago, this is how Fairytales for Children begin. Well it could also resume the status of the French League. So long long time ago,the French teams were big names in the European context. CSP Limoges won the Euroleague, ASVEL qualified for the Final Four and Pau-Orthez was the most regular participant to the major European competitions. Players like Antoine Rigaudeau, Michael Young or Delaney Rudd made the French fans dream and the sportive results gave a good international reputation to the ProA. But this has changed in between.

Read Article Here (http://www.ballineurope.com/countries/france/the-french-league-explained/)

09-27-2008, 08:56 PM
The Italian league explained

Though this ranking will probably be jumbled in eight months, let’s take a look at the teams in the Italian league. A preliminary remark: this season will see one of the most balanced championships of the past five years, with almost every team improving its situation and not...

[Read more...] (http://www.ballineurope.com/countries/italy/the-italian-league-explained/)