thePeachBasket started as a passion project and we will always stay true to our core belief that every passionate basketball fan should have platform. We aspire to be more than just a website, but a community of fans passionate about the game of basketball and their team! Of course, the best basketball players in the world play in the NBA, so that has been our focus. But, our passion is basketball! That being said, we are proud to share that we have partnered with The Basketball League!
The Basketball League
Consider that there are 529 NBA players across 30 NBA teams. Then, consider that there are about 4,511 people playing Division I college basketball. If all the players in the NBA came from Division I teams (they did not) then only about 12% of the very best college players make it to NBA rosters. Of course, there are other players who opted to never play college basketball who make the NBA. International players as well. In other words, there are a lot of very good basketball players that aren’t playing NBA basketball.
Understanding that there was a wealth of quality basketball players available with no place to play, The Basketball League started on July 7, 2017. The league started with eight teams and today boasts 35 throughout the USA. In addition to providing a place for very good basketball players to hone their craft, the league also sees a bigger purpose. In fact, their stated purpose is to provide opportunities for community involvement. League programs include players reading to younger children, hosting basketball camps for teams and more.
tPB & TBL
Our partnership with TBL includes hosting TBL’s game of the week. In addition to an overview of the game thePeachBasket will make portions of the game available to view. We are happy to provide a 20% discount for anyone purchasing an account to TBLTV which would be needed to watch the balance of the game, as well as other TBL games. Our hope is that our partnership will grow beyond this initial phase as we moved forward.
We are excited to partner with TBL and hope each of you will take the opportunity to find and support your local team. NBA basketball is amazing and will always remain our focus. But basketball is our passion. TBL provides opportunities for players and fans of the game to pursue their passion. That, along with the league’s commitment to community, should be enough to make you fan of TBL!
Find the team close to you, discover your new favorite player and support the game! Welcome to TBL!
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