Greece Basketball Tickets
Watch Panathinaikos pursue the Greek Basketball league title
The Greek Basket League (GBL), otherwise known as the Greek Basketball League, is the premier professional basketball league in Greece as well as one of the top 5 leagues of the sport on the European continent. Two of its best-known teams, Olympiacos B.C. and Panathinaikos B.C., regularly battle it out for championship honours. Greek Basketball tickets are ready now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
Get to know the Greek Basketball league
Basketball arrived in Greece in 1910 but a professional basketball league was not developed until 1927, when it held its first championship - then known as the Panhellenic Championship - which was won by Iraklis B.C. of Thessaloniki. The Panhellenic Championship became the Alpha (A) National Category at the start of the 1963 season, which started a period of dominance by AEK B.C., who won four consecutive titles from 1962-1966 and two more by 1970. However, from 1970 to 1975, Panathinaikos B.C. won five straight championships in a row and another five by 1984. After the Alpha A1 (A1) National Category ushered in the next phase of Greek professional basketball in 1986, foreign players were allowed to play from 1988 and a third era of dominance began when Aris B.C. won seven titles in a row from 1984 to 1991 before Olympiacos B.C. reigned over the league from 1992-1997. Greek Basketball is one of the top leagues in Europe, with counterparts across the continent including Liga ACB, Turkish Basketball League and Basketball Bundesliga BBL. Greek Basketball tickets are ready now to buy or to sell via StubHub.
The new millennium and the Panathinaikos supremacy
In the annals of Greek professional basketball history, the first two decades of the new millennium will surely go down as the Panathinaikos supremacy. Winning the last three seasons of the 1990s, the Athens-based club asserted its mastery over the sport, winning every title through to 2011 (save a lone AEK championship win in 2001) and added another four by 2018 to record an astounding 14 Greek Basketball League titles in twenty years - a superlative achievement by any standard. Several former NBA greats, including Dominque Wilkins, Byron Scott and John Salley, have played a part in both the Panathinaikos legacy and the ferocious rivalry with arch-rivals Olympiacos B.C. (also from Athens), which celebrates a showdown known worldwide as the 'Derby of the Eternal Enemies'. Of the twelve teams that vie for annual honours in the GBL, these two are the most dominant teams, as well as two of the best basketball clubs in all of Europe, having each won the European Basketball League several times. Be among the crowd watching to see if Panathinaikos can record another GBL championship. Greek Basketball tickets are available now to buy or to sell via StubHub.
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