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The Global Basketball Association was a minor league with various franchises in the United States. Teams were located throughout the South and Midwest. The league lasted only two seasons in the early 1990s, as shown below.

Global Basketball Association

GBA membership chronology

1991-1992

In Albany Sharp Shooters 1991-92 [charter franchise]
Fayetteville Flyers 1991-92 - 1992-93 [charter franchise]
Greensboro City Gaters 1991-92 [charter franchise]
Greenville Spinners 1991-92 - 1992-93 [charter franchise]
Huntsville Lasers 1991-92 [charter franchise]
Louisville Shooters 1991-92 - 1992-93 [charter franchise]
Memphis HotShots 1991-92 [relocated to Pensacola HotShots midway during season]
Mid-Michigan Great Lakers 1991-92 - 1992-93 [charter franchise]
Music City Jammers 1991-92 [charter franchise]
Pensacola HotShots 1991-92 [formerly Memphis HotShots, moved during season]
Raleigh Bullfrogs 1991-92 [charter franchise]
Wichita Outlaws 1991-92 [charter franchise]
Out Memphis HotShots 1991-92 [charter franchise, moved to Pensacola in January, 1992]

1992-1993

In Cedar Rapids Sharpshooters 1992-93 [expansion franchise]
Jackson Jammers 1992-93 [formerly Music City Jammers]
Mississippi Coast Sharks 1992-93 [expansion franchise]
SouthGA Blues 1992-93 [formerly Albany Sharp Shooters]
Out Albany Sharp Shooters - [to SouthGA Blues]
Greensboro City Gaters - [disbanded]
Huntsville Lasers - [disbanded]
Louisville Shooters - [disbanded during season]
Music City Jammers - [to Jackson Jammers]
Pensacola HotShots - [disbanded]
Raleigh Bullfrogs - [disbanded]
Wichita Outlaws - [disbanded]

GBA franchises by season

ALB Albany Sharp Shooters Albany, GA 1991-92
CRS Cedar Rapids Sharpshooters Cedar Rapids, IA 1992-93
FAY Fayetteville Flyers Fayetteville, NC 1991-92 - 1992-93
GCG Greensboro Gaters Greensboro, NC 1991-92
GRS Greenville Spinners Greenville, SC 1991-92 - 1992-93
HUN Huntsville Lasers Huntsville, AL 1991-92
JAC Jackson Jammers Jackson, TN 1992-93
LOU Louisville Shooters Louisville, KY * 1991-92 - 1992-93
MEM Memphis HotShots Memphis, TN 1991-92
MMI Mid-Michigan Great Lakers Saginaw, MI 1991-92 - 1992-93
MIS Mississippi Coast Sharks Biloxi, MS 1992-93
MCJ Music City Jammers Nashville, TN 1991-92
PHS Pensacola HotShots Pensacola, FL * 1991-92
RAL Raleigh Bullfrogs Raleigh, North Carolina 1991-92
SGB SouthGA Blues Albany, GA 1992-93
WIC Wichita Outlaws Wichita, KS 1991-92
Note: * indicates a franchise that disbanded or relocated after that season

1991-92 - Pensacola HotShots began season as Memphis HotShots

GBA arenas 1991-92 - 1992-93

ALB Albany Civic Center Albany, GA 1991-92
CRS Five Seasons Center Cedar Rapids, IA 1992-93
FAY Cumberland County Civic Center Fayetteville, NC 1991-93
GRG Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro, NC 1991-92
GRS Greenville Memorial Auditorium Greenville, SC 1991-93
HUN Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville, AL 1991-92
JAC Oman Arena Jackson, TN 1992-93
LOU Louisville Gardens Louisville, KY 1991-93
MEM Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, TN 1991-92
MMI Wendler Arena Saginaw, MI 1991-93
MIS Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS 1992-93
MCJ Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN 1991-92
PHS Pensacola Civic Center Pensacola, FL 1991-92
RAL Dorton Arena Raleigh, NC 1991-92
SGB Gray Civic Center Albany, GA 1992-93
WIC Century II Convention Hall Wichita, KS 1991-92

GBA yearly standings 1991-92 - 1992-93

1991-92 GBA

Eastern Division W L PCT. GB
Fayetteville Flyers 41 23 .641 ..
Greenville Spinners 36 28 .562 5
Albany Sharp Shooters 35 29 .547 6
Greensboro City Gaters 30 33 .476 10.5
Raleigh Bullfrogs 28 35 .444 12.5
Western Division W L PCT. GB
Mid-Michigan Great Lakers 42 22 .656 ..
Louisville Shooters 35 29 .547 7
Huntsvile Lasers 33 31 .516 9
Music City Jammers 24 40 .375 18
Pensacola HotShots 24 40 .375 18
Wichita Outlaws 23 41 .359 19

GBA first round

  • Music City defeated Huntsville 2 games to 1
  • Mid-Michigan defeated Louisville who withdrew due to financial problems
  • Greenville defeated Albany who withdrew due to financial problems
  • Fayetteville defeated Greensboro

GBA Semifinals

  • Greenville (W), Fayetteville (L)
  • Greenville 119, Fayetteville 92
  • Greenville 95, Fayetteville 93
  • Greenville 117, Fayetteville 103
  • Music City defeated Mid-Michigan 4 games to 3
  • Mid-Michigan ?, Music City ?
  • Mid-Michigan 123, Music City 103
  • Music City 96, Mid-Michigan 93
  • Mid-Michigan ?, Music City ?
  • Mid-Michigan ?, Music City ?
  • Mid-Michigan 112, Music City 102
  • Music City 105, Mid-Michigan 95

GBA finals

  • Greenville 128, Music City 126
  • Music City 100, Greenville 94
  • Greenville 114, Music City 103
  • Music City 103, Greenville 101
  • Music City 103, Greenville 100
  • Music City 106, Greenville 104
GBA 1992-93 W L Pct. GB
Cedar Rapids Sharpshooters 12 4 .750 ..
Greenville Spinners 9 5 .643 2
Fayetteville Flyers 10 7 .588 2.5
SouthGA Blues 8 8 .500 4
Mid-Michigan Great Lakers 6 9 .400 5.5
Mississippi Coast Sharks 6 9 .400 5.5
Jackson Jammers 6 12 .333 7
Louisville Shooters 0 3 .000 ..
Note: Louisville disbanded after three games

The League disbanded Dec92 before the end of the season

GBA award winners 1991-92