While football has long been the dominating force in Spain's sports scene, basketball ("baloncesto," in Spanish) fever has been giving football a run for its money.
The Asociacion de Baloncesto, which means Basketball Clubs’ Association in English or otherwise known as the ACB , is the highest basketball league in Spain. It is also considered among the best basketball league in Europe today. The ACB is the preminent men’s professional basketball league in Spain. The league is rated as one of the three “A” level European national domestic leagues in the ULEB Leauge Rankings System.
Spain's ACB basketball league, consists of 18 professional basketball teams. Each team up against every other team twice, once at home and the other game at the opponent’s stadium, for a combined 34 season games. The team that comes out with the most victories at the end of Spain's basketball season wins the ACB and is a shoe-in for national tournament play.