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Where are the best basketball overseas countries and leagues?

The best basketball countries depend on what you’re looking for. If you are interested in the money only and not worried about team conflicts with management or players then here are a few countries where you could earn a lot during basketball season. Please do not quote me on this but from observing and comments from others.

  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Turkey

Countries that pay but the league isn’t at the top in Europe. Most first year for men players could range between ($1,500 – $2,500). For women it could be between ($1,300 – $2,000) depending level and stats coming out of college. These earnings are per month and could be less or more.

  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Denmark
  • Germany (Not Top League Salary)
  • Mexico (Disregard Women Salary)
  • Portugal
  • Iceland
  • Switzerland
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland
  • Norway


Hazardous countries where there is a war, high disease inflicted area, and teams that could be harmful.

  • China (Dealing with Sars)
  • Israel (Pays Great but why risk your life New players$2,500 $5,000)
  • Turkey
  • Russia
  • Korea (Nuclear War Program North Korea but leagues in South Korea)

The best leagues and teams are below in no particular order. Salary is different so we cannot state but comments are available for which I know.

  • Spain (Top League)
  • Greece (Possible teams don’t pay but league is big)
  • Italy
  • Germany (Top League)
  • France
  • Brazil
  • Russia
  • Korea (South Korea)
  • Australia
  • Turkey
  • Israel
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • USA

NOTE: These salary listings and comments may change so don’t quote me!