Liga Profesional de Baloncesto

Liga Profesional de Baloncesto
Venezuelan LPB Logo.png
Founded1974; 44 years ago (1974)
First season1974
Country Venezuela
ConferencesEastern / Western
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
International cup(s)FIBA Americas League
Current championsGuaros de Lara (1st title)
Most championshipsMarinos (11 titles)
Websitewww.lpb.com.ve
2017 Liga Profesional de Baloncesto season

The Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB) is the Venezuelan first division national professional basketball league. The league is considered one of the best in South America. Marinos are the best team historically, as the club has captured a record 11 titles.

The winners and runners-up of each LPB season qualify for the FIBA Americas League regular season.

History

The league was founded in 1974 as Liga Especial de Baloncesto, as it started with four teams in the competition. Each team was allowed to have two foreign players. In 1992 the league expanded to 8 teams and was renamed Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB).