The PBA or Philippine Basketball Association is the oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world (behind the NBA). Here at StubHub, we are proud to offer PBA tickets for all the latest and greatest games. There's nothing quite like watching the intensity, speed and excitement of a professional basketball match live, whether you're courtside or up in the stands.
12 teams compete in the PBA and they are all franchises owned by corporations, hence the slightly long names. No team has a 'home' stadium and the league rents the different stadiums to the teams throughout the season. The current teams in the PBA are:
- - Alaska Aces
- - Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
- - Blackwater Elite
- - GlobalPort Batang Pier
- - Kia Picanto
- - Meralco Bolts
- - NLEX Road Warriors
- - Phoenix Fuel Masters
- - Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
- - San Miguel Beermen
- - Star Hotshots
- - TNTKaTropa
The San Miguel Beermen are the most successful team in the PBA with a total of 24 titles. Behind them are the Alaska Aces who have won 14 championships, their most recent title coming in the 2013 Commissioner's Cup.
The PBA does not consist of just a single league where one winner is decided at the end of the season. Instead, the season is divided into three conferences (tournaments) held throughout the year. All three winners of these tournaments are named as league champions, although each cup is slightly different. The three conferences are "The Philippine Cup", "The Commissioner's Cup" and "The Governors' Cup". Out of these three, the "Philippine Cup" is the most prestigious. If one team manages to win all three they are declared Grand Slam winners. This has only happened five times, by four teams, since the PBA was founded back in 1975. For your chance to see if this year will be the year we see another Grand Slam Champion, buy your PBA tickets today.