The Greek Basket League (GBL), commonly referred to as the Greek Basketball League or Greek Basketball Championship, is the highest professional basketball league in Greece. It is run by HEBA (Greek: ΕΣΑΚΕ). The league is also known as the Greek Basket League OPAP for sponsorship reasons.
It is ranked as one of the top 3 level national domestic leagues in European basketball by the ULEB League Rankings System. It consists of 14 teams and runs from October to June, with teams playing 26 games each during the regular season, and the top 8 teams then competing in the playoffs. The first official Greek Basketball Championship was held in the 1927-28 season.
Read more about Greek Basket League: History, Promotion and Relegation, Current Clubs, Champions, A1 Finals, Number of Seasons in The A and A1 National Categories By Club (1963-64 - 2012-13), The Best Regular Season Records in The History of The A and A1 National Categories (1963–2011), Logos, Sponsors and Supporters
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