The headline is painfully clickbait-y but we actually need your help on this one. BallinEurope has compiled every source it can for online viewing of basketball but is trying to find more. Here’s what we have so far
The good news is, there’s a lot of basketball to watch online. The bad news, there’s still oodles of hoops that’s either not streamed internationally or just plain too hard to find. We’ve been searching for what we can find through the summer. Some of the sources are obvious, others less so, but we know we can do better.
In order to do that, we’re going to need your help. We’re treating this post as being continually open to updating. We really, really, really need your assistance on this one.
For now, here’s every source we have for hoops online with links included sorted by service where more than one league is available through a single service.
Updated 2 December
NBA – International League Pass/League Pass
NCAA – ESPN Player (ESPN/ABC games only and outside US only)
Euroleague and Eurocup – Euroleague.tv
Basketball Champions League (BCL), FIBA World Cup qualifiers, British Basketball League (BBL UK), Liga Sudamericana – Live Basketball
Australia (NBL) – NBL TV
German Bundesliga (BBL Deustchland) – Laola 1 and Telekomsport
Denmark (Basketligaen), Finland (Korisliiga), Lithuania (LKL) – Fanseat
Sweden (Basketligan) – SBL Home
WNBA – WNBA League Pass
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There are also a few competitions streaming wholly for free online
FIBA Europe Cup and Women’s Euroleague – YouTube
VTB League – VTB League app (To be confirmed)
Basketball Ireland has comprehensive coverage across all levels in both men’s and women’s hoops on its Facebook and YouTube channels
Canada NBL – It’s also looking like it will be on YouTube this season.
New Zealand NBL – It’s a spring/summer league but all via the NZNBL site
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And now, it’s your turn…
We’ve found a heap but there’s still a heap out there we could do with some help on. We’ll get to the higher profile individual leagues in a moment but, for a moment, here’s a rather loud bit to point out:
Literally any league in Africa, Asia, and, save for Liga Sudamericana, in the Americas south of the USA. We’ve got none. That is, roughly speaking, most of the planet.
This is also one of the reasons our argument for a Netflix of basketball really seems to make some sense. It doesn’t need everything because there are enough things underserved to still make it worthwhile.
In terms of higher profile leagues, in alphabetical order, here are some we could do with information on:
Adriatic League (ABA Liga)
Greece (A1 Ethniki) – Update: Panathinaikos and Olympiacos games on Laola1
Italy (Serie A) – Update: On Eurosport App in Britain and Ireland
Turkey (BSL) – Update: On Eurosport App in Britain and Ireland
As we said, we’ll share any and every so long as they aren’t pirated. We can only share legal links, not just because duh legal bits but also because almost all illegal streams tend to be riddled with spam and malware.
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