|February 25, 2020
The top level of professional basketball is shaping up as a race between the Clippers and the Denver Nuggets, who have shot to the top of the First Division.
|For a guide to the traveling championships in pro basketball being followed on LA Big Leagues, click here.|
Mystics rally to second straight season traveler win February 25, 2020
The Washington Mystics took their second consecutive Team of the Year designation in women's professional basketball in 2019 when they smashed the Sparks for the prize and kept winning for the rest of the season.
Balance marks first four years of women's basketball pyramid February 25, 2020
Four years into tracking a pyramid in women's professional basketball, the First Division has named four different champions. And so has the Second Division.
Warriors return to - and remain on - the top of pro basketball August 17, 2019
Golden State increased its historical lead in the traveling standings across pro basketball in 2018-19, winning the season's honors for the second time.
Boston captures 2018-19 Eastern pro hoop traveler August 17, 2019
Boston became the fourth team in four years to win the Eastern pro basketball traveling title in 2018-19. Toronto still leads the all-time standings.
Warriors barely over Lakers for west traveling title August 17, 2019
Golden State won its third Western traveling pro basketball season title in 2018-19, but the race this time was closer than ever.
With Elite Division coming, pro basketball pyramid heats up August 16, 2019
The oncoming Elite Division jacked up the stakes around the pro basketball ordinals in 2018-19, but even without it, the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder produced a fine race at the top of the First Division.
Euro basketball pyramid gets complicated August 13, 2019
The first pyramid for the top level of European pro basketball in 2018-19 produced at least one unsurprising result. The permanent clubs did pretty well.
Real Madrid begins European top-level traveler like a champion August 13, 2019
Real Madrid took the top-level European traveling basketball championship provisionally, then ran with it to post seven defenses, followed by three titles of its own in the first year of this competition.
Lynx, Liberty lose out in 2018 women's basketball First Division August 13, 2019
The last two charter members of the women's pro basketball First Division, the Minnesota Lynx and the New York Liberty, are on their way out after posting losing records at the top tier in 2018.
Washington takes women's pro hoop traveler for 2018 August 13, 2019
The Washington Mystics came from nowhere in 2018 to capture 10 games of traveling championship, the most in women's pro basketball for the year.
Warriors sneak in for 2017-18 top tier title March 22, 2019
The Golden State Warriors received the help they needed to win the pro basketball First Division in 2017-18, their second such championship in three years of the competition.
Raptors rule for eastern traveling prize in 2017-18 March 22, 2019
The Toronto Raptors won twice as many games as any other team for the eastern pro basketball traveling basketball championship in 2017-18, earning distinction as Team of the Year.
Jazz capture west hoop traveling title March 22, 2019
The Utah Jazz didn't come close to maximizing their opportunities, but they won plenty enough to claim the western traveling pro basketball crown in 2017-18.
Raptors rip through hoop traveler, but Warriors still lead all-time March 22, 2019
The Toronto Raptors controlled the pro basketball traveling championship far more than any other team in 2017-18, but the Golden State Warriors still have controlled the title for the most games all-time.
Finals win lifts Lynx to 2017 traveling title March 18, 2019
Just when a 10-game championship streak for the New York Liberty came to an end, The Minnesota Lynx won the games they needed to procure Team of the Year in the women's basketball traveling championship in 2017.
Sparks capture tight top tier women's hoop race March 18, 2019
The Sparks outlasted the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury to win the First Division for 2017 in women's pro basketball.
Liberty challenges Lynx for women's hoop traveler lead September 29, 2017
The New York Liberty made the 2017 season a bit interesting for the traveling championship in women's professional basketball. But it remains that the Minnesota Lynx has the lead with the WNBA title series against the Sparks deadlocked.
Fowles leads Lynx to women's hoop First Division lead June 7, 2017
Sylvia Fowles is off to a torrid start in the WNBA, leading the Minnesota Lynx to a 7-0 record overall and a 3-0 mark in the women's basketball First Division.
Heat streak of 12 secures Team of the Year in NBA traveler June 3, 2017
The Miami Heat tore through the end of January and the start of February with 12 straight wins for the traveling championship across pro basketball, good enough for Team of the Year honors. But the Clippers put up a strong run at the end.
Storm captures women's hoop traveler, Lynx coming May 29, 2017
The Seattle Storm won its second traveling championship in women's pro basketball with a 94-70 win against the Atlanta Dream Sunday. Next up for the Storm is the Minnesota Lynx, last season's Team of the Year for the women's traveler.
On their way to Finals, Warriors win West traveler May 27, 2017
The Golden State Warriors enter the NBA Finals with 25 wins in their last 26 games. Ten of those wins carried them to the western traveling championship in professional basketball.
Lynx, Sparks go back-and-forth with women's 2016 traveling title May 22, 2017
The Sparks ended the 2016 season with the traveling championship across women's professional basketball. But the Minnesota Lynx started the season that way and held it for more games to win Team of the Year.
Lynx easily win women's pro hoop First Division May 20, 2017
The Minnesota Lynx faced no challenge in the First Division across women's pro basketball in 2016. The action was in the Second Division, where the Sparks and the Seattle Storm won promotion.
Raps, by a nudge, top team in east hoop traveler May 19, 2017
No team dominated the pro basketball traveling championship across the East, nor were there even a couple of leading contenders. So, Team of the Year goes to the Toronto Raptors, who didn't do a lot, but they did more with what they had than others.
Spurs win top tier, Clippers going up May 3, 2017
The San Antonio Spurs won the First Division across pro basketball, while last year's champs, the Golden State Warriors, fell to third. The Clippers, who were relegated last year, have fought their way back to the top level by winning the Second Division.
Spurs join Warriors as dominant First Division champs March 29, 2017
The San Antonio Spurs, promoted this season to the First Division, have stormed through the top level with a 13-3 record, already clinching the championship. Meanwhile, the Clippers aren't far from a fight for promotion.
Golden State best in first year of west traveling title
No one could touch the Golden State Warriors in the first year of the western traveling championship of professional basketball. The Warriors won 22 games in 2015-16, more than twice as many as any other team.
Miami heats up during winter, cruises to eastern corn
The Miami Heat took hold of a prize no one apparently wanted in 2015-16, mounting two long title defenses to take Team of the Year in the eastern traveling championship of professional basketball.
Warriors dominate first year of pro hoop traveling title
The Golden State Warriors took the early lead in the traveling championship for American professional basketball, finishing the year with 40 victories. No other team even approached the Warriors.
Warriors dominate pro basketball top tier in 2015-16
The Golden State Warriors were impressive enough in 2015-16 for securing the best regular season record of all time. But when we look at them against our First Division that season, they appear even better.