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Basketball in the Philippines | Information, Photos and More

Basketball is the most popular sport in the Philippines, played on both the amateur and professional levels.


Notable players

(Past and Present)
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Philippine Basketball Association 

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world after the NBA. The league's regulations are a hybrid of rules from FIBA and the NBA.

Basketball Association of the Philippines 

The Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) was the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) recognized national governing body for basketball in the Philippines. It was recognized by the FIBA in 1936 until 2007, merging with Pilipinas Basketball on February 6, 2007, form the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas or SBP.
It had sanctioned mostly amateur and minor commercial leagues such as the NCRAA, UCAA, Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association and the National Basketball Conference with the BARECOM as its referees.
The BAP was dissolved once the new basketball body had been formally formed as stated by a joint communique between the BAP and Pilipinas Basketball during the FIBA Congress in Saitama, Japan.


Team Detail



Medals in FIBA Competitions

Season Competition Placement
1986 Asian Championship for Men 1st
1973 Asian Championship for Men 1st
1971 Asian Championship for Men 2nd
1969 Asian Championship for Men 3rd
1967 Asian Championship for Men 1st
1965 Asian Championship for Men 2nd
1963 Asian Championship for Men 1st
1960 Asian Championship for Men 1st
1954 World Championship for Men 3rd

Participations in FIBA Competitions

Season Competition Last Achieved Round
2011 FIBA Asia Championship Finals
2010 Youth Olympic Games for Men Finals
2009 FIBA Asia Championship for Men Classification (5-8)
2007 FIBA Asia Championship for Men Classification
2003 Asian Championship for Men Semi Finals
1999 Asian Championship for Men Classification
1997 Asian Championship for Men Semi-Finals
1995 Asian Championship for Men Final
1993 Asian Championship for Men Final Round
1991 Asian Championship for Men Classification Round
1989 Asian Championship for Men Final Round
1987 Asian Championship for Men Final Round
1983 Asian Championship for Men Classification
1981 Asian Championship for Men Final Round
1979 Asian Championship for Men Final Round
1978 World Championship for Men Final Round
1977 Asian Championship for Men Final Round
1975 Asian Championship for Men Final Round
1974 World Championship for Men Classification Round
1972 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men Final Round
1968 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men Final Round
1964 Pre-Olympic Basketball Tournament Preliminary Round
1960 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men Final Round
1959 World Championship for Men Classification Round II
1956 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men Final Round
1952 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men First Round
1948 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men Final Round
1936 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men Finals

FILIPINO BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS