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The Philippine Basketball Association, often abbreviated to the PBA, is the men’s professional basketball league in the Philippines which is composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and the oldest professional basketball league in Asia. The league’s rules are a hybrid of FIBA’s and the NBA’s rules.

The league was founded in Quezon City on April 9, 1975. The league’s individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in Eastwood City at 186 E. Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue in Quezon City. The league is currently headed by Commissioner Sonny Barrios.


Other Information

  • Sport : Basketball
  • Founded : April 9, 1975
  • Commissioner : Emmanuel Barrios
  • Inaugural season : 1975
  • No. of teams : 10
  • Most recent champion, Philippine – Purefoods TJ Giants, Fiesta – San Miguel Beermen
  • Most championships : San Miguel Beermen (18 titles)
  • TV partners : Solar TV, Basketball TV, TFC
  • Official website :

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One Comment

  1. Macario G. Sevilla says:

    Why were James Yap and Arwind Santos not included in the pool that will train for the Fiba Asia championships. Is there bad blood between Chot Reyes and James?

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