Word on the Street

ACB (ey see bee) noun. Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto. The professional basketball league in Spain.

Word history: It was founded in 1956 with the name of Liga Nacional. The league changed its name to the current one in 1983. The league is rated as one of the three “A” level European national domestic leagues in the ULEB League Rankings system. The ACB League is considered by many to be one of the best and most elite basketball leagues in Europe and even in the whole world.

The ACB league, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 18 teams, including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Cajasol, Estudiantes, Joventut Badalona, Caja Laboral Baskonia, Valencia Basket and Unicaja Málaga.

The “I want you for the ACB” campaign poster.

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