Turkish Basketball Super-league is the men's professional basketball league of Turkey. It was founded in 1966, and is currently ranked as one of the strongest leagues in Europe. The clubs associated with the TBL are: Darüşşafaka, Eczacıbaşı, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Ülkerspor and Trabzonspor.
The league is composed of 16 teams who face each other on a home-and-away basis. A round-robin format determines the winner of the Turkish Basketball Super League. The winner gets the right to participate in Euroleague or FIBA Eurocup tournaments per season.
Who are the players and teams?
The Turkish Basketball Super League is composed of 16 teams who face each other on a home-and-away basis. A round-robin format determines the winner of the league. The winner gets the right to participate in Euroleague or FIBA Eurocup tournaments per season. The leagues top players include:
Darüşşafaka: Tony Parker, Roberto Duenas, Hidayet Turkoglu
Fenerbahçe: Terrell Brandon, Darryl Dawkins, Tracy McGrady
Galatasaray: Marcin Gortat, Semih Erden
Trabzonspor: Shawn Marion
The history of Turkish Basketball Super League
The Turkish Basketball Super League was founded in 1966. It is one of the oldest leagues in Europe. The first game of the league took place on 4 October 1966 between Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray. The game ended with a score of 31-30, in favor of Galatasaray.
In 1971, TBL changed its name to Turkish Basketball Championship, and it has been played under this name until today. But the league still operates under Turkish Basketball Super League (TBSL) as an identifier for sponsorship purposes and media rights.
In 1993, Turkish Basketball Association was founded to govern over TBL and manage its commercial activities such as TV rights deals, sponsorship agreements, etc.
The league's future
In the Turkish Basketball Super League, 16 teams face each other on a home-and-away basis. They play a round-robin format and the teams with the most wins get to participate in Euroleague or FIBA Eurocup tournaments per season. The league's future will be determined by whether it chooses to keep its current structure or adopt a different one.
In the past, there were two divisions of 8 teams each. This meant that there were two conferences: The Western Conference and The Eastern Conference. Every team played against every other team in their conference twice during the regular season for 14 games per team. Once all games were completed, the top eight teams from both conferences would play each other four times to complete their schedule for 28 total games. These rules have been changed recently and instead of playing 14 games in their respective conferences, teams now only play 12 total games against any given opponent.
Teams are still split into two conferences but they now face each other three times instead of four for 18 total games per team instead of 28 total games per team from before. This new structure has been met with some criticism as it means less opportunities for certain teams to qualify for Euroleague or FIBA Eurocup tournaments per season.
How to watch Turkish Basketball Super League online
Live scores, results and upcoming matches from the Turkish Basketball Super League can be found on a number of websites.
The best way to watch Turkish Basketball Super League online is with a paid service. The TBL's website offers live streaming for a fee.
There are numerous other sites that offer the same service, but you'll have to pay a premium to gain access to these services.
No matter what site you use, they all provide live coverage of all 16 games per week.
Why is the league so popular?
The TBL is one of the strongest leagues in Europe, and thus attracts many international players. The league has been ranked as one of the top ten most-attractive professional sports leagues in the world.
Turkish basketball has gained so much popularity because it offers an exciting product that includes many international stars. For example, last season’s MVP, Ekpe Udoh, is an NBA player with Nigerian roots.
Turkey has a rich basketball culture that started in 1936 with the establishment of Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF). There are over 1 million people playing basketball, which makes up 2 percent of all sports played in Turkey.
The Turkish Basketball Super League is the top-flight pro basketball league in Turkey. The league began in the 1986-1987 season and is made up of 16 teams. The league is popular among basketball fans because it has a mix of local teams and international teams. One of the most popular teams in the league is Fenerbahçe. The team plays its home games in Istanbul at the Ülker Sports Arena and has won many championships over the years. Fans can watch the games online through the TBL's website. The Turkish Basketball League is now firmly part of the Turkish sporting culture!