National Basketball League

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The National Basketball League (NBL) was a professional basketball league in the United States established in 1937. After the 1952–53 season, its sixteenth, it merged with the American Basketball League (ABL) to create the American Basketball Association (ABA).

History[edit | edit source]

The "National" champions[edit | edit source]

NBL Conference[edit | edit source]

League Winners[edit | edit source]

Year Winner Result Runner Up
1937-38 Akron Goodyear Bigfoot 2-1 Oshkosh All-Stars
1938-39 Akron Firestone Non-Skid 3-2 Oshkosh All-Stars
1939-40 Akron Firestone Non-Skid 3-2 Oshkosh All-Stars
1940-41 Oshkosh All-Stars 3-0 Sheboygan Redskins
1941-42 Oshkosh All-Stars 2-1 Fort Wayne Pistons
1942-43 Sheboygan Redskins 2-1 Fort Wayne Pistons
1943-44 Fort Wayne Pistons 3-0 Sheboygan Redskins
1944-45 Fort Wayne Pistons 3-2 Sheboygan Redskins
1945-46 Rochester Royals 3-0 Sheboygan Redskins
1946-47 Chicago American Gears 3-2 Rochester Royals
1947-48 Minneapolis Lakers 3-1 Rochester Royals
1948-49 Anderson Packers 3-0 Oshkosh All-Stars
1949-50 Minneapolis Lakers 3-1 Nationals Syracuse
1950-51 Rochester Royals 3-2 New York Knickerbockers
1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers 3-2 New York Knickerbockers
1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers 3-2 New York Knickerbockers

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