Philippine Basketball Association
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league in the Philippines
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composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia
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and the second oldest in the world after the NBA
National Basketball Association
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. The league's regulations are a hybrid of rules from FIBA
International Basketball Federation
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and the NBA.
The league was founded in Quezon City
Quezon City is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L...
on April 9, 1975.