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Old 07-29-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default Mediterranean Basketball Association (MBA) Being Formed

From what European media is saying there is going to be a new international league formed in Europe called the Mediterranean Basketball Association, abbreviated as MBA. The league would be partnered with the Euroleague.

The league will be formatted as a national domestic league with a regular season where each club plays each other home and away and with a playoffs where the rounds are played as series. So setup like the NBA instead of the Euroleague.

The league will be designed to surpass the Spanish League and to be a rival to the NBA.

Clubs would include:

Montepaschi Siena
Lottomatica Roma
Armani Milano
Benetton Treviso
Olympiacos Piraeus
Panathinaikos Athens
Aris Thessaloniki
Maroussi
Efes Pilsen
Fenerbache Ulker
Galatasaray
Besiktas
Partizan Belgrade
Hemofarm
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Jerusalem
Bulgarian League Champions
Cypriot League Champions
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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Since there's no country in the Mediterranean, why would they give the league an English name?

Here's a source btw before people bash you for not posting one:

http://www.ballineurope.com/countrie...n-rumors-7652/
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:00 PM   #3
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nice source.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: Mediterranean Basketball Association (MBA) Being Formed

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Originally Posted by Lakas Fan Yo
From what European media is saying there is going to be a new international league formed in Europe called the Mediterranean Basketball Association, abbreviated as MBA. The league would be partnered with the Euroleague.

The league will be formatted as a national domestic league with a regular season where each club plays each other home and away and with a playoffs where the rounds are played as series. So setup like the NBA instead of the Euroleague.

The league will be designed to surpass the Spanish League and to be a rival to the NBA.

Clubs would include:

Montepaschi Siena
Lottomatica Roma
Armani Milano
Benetton Treviso
Olympiacos Piraeus
Panathinaikos Athens
Aris Thessaloniki
Maroussi
Efes Pilsen
Fenerbache Ulker
Galatasaray
Besiktas
Partizan Belgrade
Hemofarm
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Jerusalem
Bulgarian League Champions
Cypriot League Champions

nice more chocies for those who dont make the nba
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:00 PM   #5
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dammit dough. you ruin all our fun
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:09 PM   #6
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At this point I think Lakas doesn't post the link on purpose, even if he has one. Just for trolling purposes.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:17 PM   #7
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nice more chocies for those who dont make the nba
it will just dilute the already diluted other euro basketball teams... they need less teams over there not a new league with more teams taking talent away from the established teams already struggling to keep up with the better clubs
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Since there's no country in the Mediterranean, why would they give the league an English name?

because europe´s got about 50 different languages....
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:18 PM   #9
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Supposedly the league would also have an English website and games would be broadcast on TV and online.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:20 PM   #10
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it will just dilute the already diluted other euro basketball teams... they need less teams over there not a new league with more teams taking talent away from the established teams already struggling to keep up with the better clubs

This league would be comprised of the richest clubs from Italy, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Israel, Cyprus, and Bulgaria. These clubs already exist.

Among them are several of the richest clubs in Europe.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:21 PM   #11
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The league will be designed to surpass the Spanish League and to be a rival to the NBA.


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it will just dilute the already diluted other euro basketball teams... they need less teams over there not a new league with more teams taking talent away from the established teams already struggling to keep up with the better clubs
pretty sure most of those are existing teams right? just reorganizing the greek league and the rest of the eastern med.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:24 PM   #13
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because europe´s got about 50 different languages....
And none of those participating speaks English. I just find it remarkable.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:29 PM   #14
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And none of those participating speaks English. I just find it remarkable.

What are you talking about? Why does the Euroleague have an English name then? Explain that.....

The Euroleague is owned and operated by the Spanish League with a partnership from the French League. The Euroleague is based in and has its headquarters in Spain.

The Euroleague does not have any British clubs. So then why does the Euroleague have an English name and an English website?

Why does the United League which is based in Russia have an English name and an English website?

Why does the Adriatic League which is based in Serbia have an English name and an English website?

Once again, you prove that you are not European.
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The league will be designed to surpass the Spanish League and to be a rival to the NBA.
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