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Universalis Basketball Association
Current season, competition or edition:
UBA Season 3
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Sport Basketball
Founded 2016
Inaugural season UBA Season 1
Commissioner Mario Ortiz
Motto "World Destruction Required"
No. of teams 32
Most recent
champion(s)
Dvimne Spirits
(2nd title)
Most titles Dvimne Spirits (2 titles)

The Universalis Basketball Association (UBA) is the major men's basketball league in Universalis. It has 32 teams.

The league was founded in Naskitrusk, Dotruga on July 11, 2016.

History

Creation

The UBA was created in cooperation between Wyverncliff and Dotruga, with Dotruga first offering up the idea of creating a basketball league. The Wyverncliff government agreed, and handled much of the formatting and preparations for the season. Some sources say that Wyverncliff is the main controlling force in the UBA.

North Conference and Spirits' dominance

The Dvimne Spirits came out and emerged as an early favorite in season one and TO BE UPDATED

Other developments

In 2001, an affiliated minor league, the Universalis Basketball Development League, now called the UBA Development League (or D-League) was created.


Teams

The current league organization divides thirty-two teams into two conferences of two divisions with 8 teams each. The current divisional alignment was introduced in the season one.

Division Team City Arena Capacity Best Position Worst Position
Southern Conference
Division A Auspikitan Golden Falcons Auspikitan, Auspikitan Auspikitan Stadium 20,000 2nd (Season 2) 20th (Season 1)
Height Sagua Cats City, Height Sagua Height Sagua Stadium 20,000 11th (Season 2) 26th (Season 1)
Key to Don Yees City, Key To Don Key to Don Stadium 20,000 15th (Season 1) 20th (Season 2)
Manwx Saguans Manwx, Darvincia Manwx Stadium 20,000 6th (Season 2) 32nd (Season 1)
Pxalit'k'a Pirates Pxalit'k'a, Dtersauuw Sagua Pxalit'k'a Stadium 20,000 8th (Season 1) 29th (Season 2)
Sagua Ocelots City, Sagua Sagua Stadium 20,000 18th (Season 1) 23rd (Season 2)
Serkr Atolls Kap'atŋpiri, Oesa Kap'atŋpiri Stadium 20,000 23rd (Season 1) 31st (Season 2)
Solea Geysers Saelunavvk, Solea Autarky Otximodrome 20,000 4th (Season 1) 10th (Season 2)
Division B Autolik Autonomy Autolik, Blaist Blaland Autolik Arena 20,000 16th (Season 2) 29th (Season 1)
Barsein Bats City, Barsein Barsein Stadium 20,000 8th (Season 1) 27th (Season 1)
Blanaxon Hammers Blanaxon, Blaist Blaland Blanaxon Stadium 20,000 10th (Season 1) 18th (Seasons 2)
Calto Cows Calto, Wyverncliff Cow Center 20,000 2nd (Season 1) 4th (Season 2)
Naxda Nomads Naxda, Blaist Blaland Naxda Stadium 20,000 12th (Season 1) 25th (Season 2)
Red Rainbow Sickles City, Red Rainbow Red Rainbow Stadium 20,000 14th (Season 1) 27th (Season 2)
Shmupland Dictators City, Shmupland Shmupland Stadium 20,000 6th (Season 1) 13th (Season 2)
Stedro Boulders Stedro, Dotruga Stedro Stadium 20,000 21st (Season 1) 22nd (Season 2)
Northern Conference
Division C Aiyota Pumps City, Aiyota Aiyota Stadium 20,000 24th (Season 1), (Season 2) 24th (Season 1), (Season 2)
Ávura Aviators Ávura, Aeridani Ávura Stadium 20,000 3rd (Season 1) 7th (Season 2)
Boltway Bad Dragons Boltway, Ethanthova Boltway Stadium 20,000 22nd (Season 1) 32nd (Season 2)
Czalliso Pythons City, Czalliso Czalliso Stadium 20,000 19th (Season 1) 28th (Season 2)
Dotruga Falno Naskitrusk, Dotruga Naskitrusk Bowl 20,000 5th (Season 2) 9th (Season 1)
Ethanthova Ponies Vincent, Ethanthova Ethanthova Stadium 20,000 5th (Season 1) 9th (Season 2)
Farehenfall Feathercats Faehrenfall, Aeridani Faehrenfall Stadium 20,000 7th (Season 1) 17th (Season 2)
TND Tanks City, Tri-National Dominion TND Stadium 20,000 13th (Season 1) 19th (Season 2)
Division D Aahrus Moosi Aahrus, Aahrus Aahrus Stadium 20,000 12th (Season 2) 25th (Season 1)
Bongatar Banging Bongos City, Bongatar Bongatar Banging Stadium 20,000 16th (Season 1) 26th (Season 2)
Dvimne Spirits Dvimne, Bielosia Dvimne Stadium 20,000 1st (Season 1), (Season 2) 1st (Season 1), (Season 2)
Holy Yektonesia Bishops City, Holy Yektonesia Holy Yektonesia Stadium 20,000 30th (Season 2) 31st (Season 1)
Holykol Bears City, Holykol Holykol Stadium 20,000 15th (Season 2) 17th (Season 1)
Lyintaria Lynx City, Lyintaria Lyintaria Stadium 20,000 11th (Season 1) 21st (Season 2)
Pyxanovia Pixes City, Pyxanovia Pyyxanovia Stadium 20,000 3rd (Season 2) 28th (Season 1)
Transhimalia Disasters City, Transhimalia Transhimalia Stadium 20,000 14th (Season 2) 30th (Season 1)

Regular season

Following the summer break, teams begin training camps in late September. Training camps allow the coaching staff to evaluate players (especially rookies), scout the team's strengths and weaknesses, prepare the players for the rigorous regular season, and determine the 12-man active roster (and a 3-man inactive list) with which they will begin the regular season. Teams have the ability to assign players with less than two years of experience to the NBA development league. After training camp, a series of preseason exhibition games are held. Preseason matches are sometimes held in non-NBA cities, both in the United States and overseas. The NBA regular season begins in the last week of October.

During the regular season, each team plays 76 games, 38 each home and away. A team faces opponents in its own division four times a year (28 games). Each team then plays all other teams twice apiece (38 games).


The trade deadline, which is set to fall on the after the 56th game is played. After this date, teams are not allowed to exchange players with each other for the remainder of the season, although they may still sign and release players. Major trades are often completed right before the trading deadline, making that day a hectic time for general managers.

After the regular season ends, voting begins for individual awards, as well as the selection of the honorary, league-wide, post-season teams. The Sixth Man of the Year Award is given to the best player coming off the bench (must have more games coming off the bench than actual games started). The Rookie of the Year Award is awarded to the most outstanding first-year player. The Defensive Player of the Year Award is awarded to the league's best defender. The Coach of the Year Award is awarded to the coach that has made the most positive difference to a team. The Most Valuable Player Award is given to the player deemed the most valuable for (his team) that season.


Playoffs

UBA Playoffs begin with eight teams in each conference competing for the Championship. The seeds for each conference are given out based on conference rankings. It is possible that 8 teams from one of the two divisions command all possible playoff spots, but in the first two seasons it has mostly been an even split. The UBA also has a lower bracket, which is created from the rest of the teams in the league. They are fighting for their finishing positions in the league, spots 17-32.

Having a higher seed offers several advantages. Since the first seed begins the playoffs playing against the eighth seed, the second seed plays the seventh seed, the third seed plays the sixth seed, and the fourth seed plays the fifth seed, having a higher seed means a team faces a weaker team in the first round. The team in each series with the better record has home court advantage, including the First Round.

The playoffs follow a tournament format. Each team plays an opponent in a best-of-seven series, with the first team to win four games advancing into the next round, while the other team is sent to a losers bracket. In the next round, the successful team plays against another advancing team of the same conference, and the losers of those same two matchups also play against each other. In every round, the best-of-7 series follows a 2–2–1–1–1 home-court pattern, meaning that one team will have home court in games 1, 2, 5, and 7, while the other plays at home in games 3, 4, and 6.

The final playoff round, a best-of-seven series between the victors of both conferences, is known as the UBA Finals. The victor in the UBA Finals wins the Championship Trophy. Each player and major contributor—including coaches and the general manager—on the winning team receive a championship ring. Starting in season three, will award the UBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award to the best performing player of the series.


League championships

The Dvimne Spirits have won the most championships with 2 UBA Finals wins. As of current time, no other team has won a championship, and only the Auspikitan Golden Falcons have won games in the final series.

Teams Win Loss Total Year(s) won Year(s) lost
Dvimne Spirits 2 0 2 Season One, Season Two
Calto Cows 0 1 1 Season One
Auspikitan Golden Falcons 0 1 1 Season Two

Current teams that have no UBA Finals appearances: To be updated