Professional Basketball is now in Delaware County!
The Delco Desperado's are the newest member of the American Basketball Association. Founded in December of 2019 by Kinji R W Ridley, a lifelong, avid basketball fanatic, we will begin league play in the 2020-21 season. Follow us to find out upcoming events and games.
The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a men’s professional basketball league. In 1999 Joe Newman and Richard P. Tinkham founded the league. It is the re-launch of the original ABA which merged with the NBA in 1976. Tinkham co-founded both the original ABA and the Indiana Pacers. Joe Newman was the CEO of Joe Newman Advertising, Inc. and Alliance Broadcasting Group, Inc.
The original ABA was established in 1967 and merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976 [New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets]. Some of the ABA notable players where: Julius Irving (Dr. J) George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, Moses Malone along with, many others that came to be NBA players.
The current ABA was reformed in 2000 in partnership with the NBA and has been operating in harmony for the past 19 years. With currently over 150 in the Continental US and Mexico and poised for expansion, the league has grown to become the largest professional sports league in the world!
Join us as we introduce the 1st coach of the Desperados
Our Open Tryouts for Future Desperado's
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We look forward to seeing you at our next game!