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|Upcoming season or competition:|
2019 TBL season
|Motto||“Where the spirit of the game lives”|
|No. of teams||9|
|Continent||FIBA Americas ( Americas)|
|Yakima SunKings (2018)|
The Basketball League (TBL) is a minor professional basketball league operating in North America that began play in 2018 as North American Premier Basketball (NAPB).
On July 7, 2017, Dr. Sev Hrywnak and Dave Magley announced the formation of a new professional basketball league. Magley previously served as commissioner for the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC).  Dr. Sev Hrywnak is the owner of the Rochester Razorsharks. Teams are based throughout the United States and Western Canada. Over the course of two years, the league administration located cities that formerly hosted basketball teams in the defunct Continental Basketball Association, the Premier Basketball League, defunct NBA teams and other potential sports markets. The purpose of the league is to provide opportunities for community involvement particularly schools from the elementary to high school levels. Programs include players reading to younger children, hosting basketball camps for teens, and speaking in school-wide assemblies about substance abuse and staying in school. 
The league launched its inaugural 2018 season with eight teams: the Albany Patroons, Kansas City Tornados, Kentucky Thoroughbreds, Nevada Desert Dogs, Ohio Cardinals, Rochester Razorsharks, Vancouver Knights, and the Yakima SunKings. The Ohio Cardinals were replaced midseason by the Ohio Bootleggers, a team operated by the former ownership of the Vancouver Knights.
On February 25, 2018, Dave Magley stated that there were four more approved franchises in Bellevue, Washington, Raleigh, North Carolina, Tampa, Florida, and San Diego, California, with the goal of 16 total well-funded teams, for a 2019 season. 
After the first NAPB season, Magley acquired the league as sole owner, moved the headquarters to Indiana, and named Evelyn Magley as the new CEO. On July 14, the league was rebranded as The Basketball League (TBL).  Paul Mokeski, head coach and general manager of the Nevada Desert Dogs during the inaugural season, was then named commissioner of the league for the 2019 season.  During the league changes, the Ohio Bootleggers, Rochester Razorsharks, and Vancouver Knights folded while the Bellevue team never came to fruition. The league then added the existing teams, the Jamestown Jackals and New York Court Kings, in addition to the three previously announced expansion teams, the Raleigh Firebirds, San Diego Waves, and Tampa Bay Titans. Three teams also slightly rebranded with the Kansas City Tornadoes, Mesquite Desert Dogs, and Owensboro Thoroughbreds. The 2019 season commenced with ten teams.
During the second season, there were many canceled and rescheduled games.  The league apparently cut its season short, with the New York Court Kings and Kansas City Tornadoes either folding or ceasing operations for the season. 
|Albany Patroons||Albany, New York||Washington Avenue Armory||3,600–4,300||2017||2018||Derrick Rowland|
|Jamestown Jackals||Jamestown, New York||Jamestown Community College||1,400||2015||2019||Mark Anderson|
|Kansas City Tornadoes||Kansas City, Missouri||Hy-Vee Arena||8,500||2017||2018||Eddie Corporal|
|Mesquite Desert Dogs||Mesquite, Nevada||Virgin Valley High School||2017||2018||Carlnel Wiley|
|Owensboro Thoroughbreds||Owensboro, Kentucky||Owensboro Sportscenter||5,000||2017||2018||Adam Chrisco|
|Raleigh Firebirds||Raleigh, North Carolina||Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School||2,000||2018||2019||Robert Brickey|
|San Diego Waves||San Diego, California||San Diego Mesa College||1,500||2018||2019||Adrian Hayes|
|Tampa Bay Titans||Tampa, Florida||Memorial Middle School||1,500||2018||2019|
|Yakima SunKings||Yakima, Washington||Yakima SunDome||6,159||2017||2018||Paul Woolpert|
|Dallas Redbirds||Dallas, Texas||2018||2020|
|Rochester Revolution||Rochester, New York||2019||2020||Armando Villanueva|
|Bellevue||Bellevue, Washington||—||—||Announced 2019 NAPB expansion team; never mentioned after transition to TBL|
|New York Court Kings||Queens, New York||Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities Center||2019||Apparently ceased operations during the season|
|Ohio Bootleggers||Westerville, Ohio||Otterbein University Rike Center||2018||Originally the Ohio Cardinals; franchise transferred to the owners of the Vancouver Knights during the 2018 season; not listed by TBL as a 2019 member|
|Rochester Razorsharks||Rochester, New York||Blue Cross Arena||2018||Played the 2018 NAPB season and was among the teams listed as members in the TBL; removed as listed members upon 2019 schedule release|
|Vancouver Knights||Richmond, British Columbia||Richmond Olympic Oval||2018||Ownership transferred during the 2018 season; not listed by TBL as a 2019 member|
Current teams in tan
Former teams in dark tan
Announced future teams in green
|Season||Regular season champion||Regular season MVP||Playoff champion||Playoff runner-up||Playoff MVP|
|2018||Yakima SunKings||Edwin Ubiles ( Albany)||Yakima SunKings||Albany Patroons||Renaldo Major|
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