The Singapore Slingers are a professional basketball team that currently compete in the ASEAN Basketball League. Since securing JobStreet.com as their title sponsors in 2009, the Slingers are known as the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers for sponsorship reasons.
The basketball club formerly competed in the National Basketball League in Australia. It is the first - and so far, the only - Asia-based club to compete in the NBL when they joined at the start of the 2006-2007 NBL Season.
In 2008, the club left the NBL and competed in the "Singapore Challenge Series", where they played against a range of teams from the Philippines, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Australia.
In October 2009, the Singapore Slingers were one of the inaugural teams that began competition in the ASEAN Basketball League. While they had played all of their home games at the Singapore Indoor Stadium since the start of the ABL, the Slingers shifted to the OCBC Arena in the 2014 ABL season after it was opened in June 2014.
The Shanghai Sharks (Chinese: 上海大鲨鱼; pinyin: Shànghǎi dàshāyú), are a Chinese Basketball Association team based in Shanghai, China.
It is best known outside China as the club that developed Yao Ming before he entered the National Basketball Association. With the "Moving Great Wall" on the team, the Sharks made the finals three years in a row (in 1999–2000, 2000–2001, 2001–2002), facing the Bayi Rockets each time. They were runners-up the first two years, but won the CBA championship for the first time on their third try, snapping a string of six Bayi Rockets championships in a row. Yao was a key player on the team in those years.
The team faced serious financial issues in the 2008–09 season, and were in danger of not being able to compete in the 2009–10 season due to their shaky finances. On July 16, 2009, Chinese media reported that Yao had stepped in to purchase the team, while helped them to continue their production in the CBA.
The Yulon Luxgen Dinos are a basketball team in the Super Basketball League in Taiwan. It was founded in 1965 by Yulon Motor's (or the Taiwanese Car Manufacturer Luxgen) Chairman Yen Ching-ling as a First Division amateur basketball team. It has also been member of the short-lived Chinese Basketball Alliance, a professional basketball league that existed from 1994 to 1998.
The Adelaide 36ers (also well known as the Sixers) are an Australian professional men's basketball team that competes in the National Basketball League (NBL). The 36ers are the only team in the league representing the state of South Australia and are based in the state capital, Adelaide. The club was originally called the Adelaide City Eagles when they joined the NBL in 1982, but changed their name to the 36ers the following year. The 36ers nickname comes from the fact that the Colony of South Australia was officially proclaimed on 28 December 1836. The 36ers' tally of four championships is equal with Melbourne United and the New Zealand Breakers, and second only behind the Perth Wildcats as the most by any club in the NBL's history.
Satria Muda Pertamina
Established in 1994, Indonesia’s Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta (SMP) has a rich heritage having won the Kobatama League in 1999, SEABA Champions Cup in 2008 and were runners-up during the 2009 - 2010 ASEAN Basketball League Season. They are the current runners-up for the National Basketball League Indonesia tournament also garnering MVP of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards. Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta is also the most decorated club in their league with nine National Basketball League championships under their belt.
The NLEX-SCTEX constitutes the top players from PBA’s NLEX Road Warriors and PBA D-League powerhouse Cignal HD Hawkeyes. The NLEX Road Warriors are a new inclusion in the PBA League having recently been promoted from the D-League which they won a record six-times. Cignal HD Hawkeyes on the other hand is the current top team in the PBA D-League, vying for the championship title in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals. Coach Jojo Lastimosa, also a former PBA superstar, will head the NLEX-SCTEX in the upcoming Merlion Cup tournament.