The Slovenian Basketball League (Slovene: 1. slovenska košarkarska liga), abbreviated as 1. SKL and known as the Liga Nova KBM due to sponsorship reasons, is the top-level professional men's basketball league in Slovenia. The league is operated by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia and consists of eleven clubs. The most successful team is Cedevita Olimpija with 20 titles.


The league was founded in 1991, shortly after Slovenia's independence from SFR Yugoslavia. Before the independence, the Slovenian Republic League was played as a second or third level of Yugoslav basketball. Olimpija, Ljubljana, Slovan, ŽKK Maribor, Lesonit, and Branik Maribor were the only Slovenian teams that played in the Yugoslav First Federal League.


Since 1991, the league has been named after sponsors on several occasions, giving it the following names:

  • Liga Kolinska (1998–2001)
  • HYPO Liga (2001–2002)
  • 1. A SKL (2002–2006)
  • Liga UPC Telemach (2006–2009)
  • Liga Telemach (2009–2016)
  • Liga Nova KBM (2016–2019)
  • 1. SKL (2019–2020)
  • Liga Nova KBM (2020)
  • 1. SKL (2020–21)
  • Liga Nova KBM (2021–present)
The Slovenia SKL (Slovenia Basketball League) is an exciting and highly competitive basketball tournament held annually in Slovenia. It showcases the best basketball talent in the country, featuring top professional teams from various cities and regions.

The tournament brings together passionate basketball fans from all over Slovenia, creating a vibrant and electric atmosphere in the arenas. The games are known for their intense action, skillful plays, and thrilling moments that keep spectators on the edge of their seats.

The Slovenia SKL is a platform for both established and emerging basketball stars to showcase their skills and compete against the best in the country. The teams participating in the tournament are known for their strong rosters, consisting of talented local players as well as international imports, adding an extra level of excitement and diversity to the competition.

The tournament follows a rigorous schedule, with teams battling it out in a series of regular-season games to secure a spot in the playoffs. The playoffs are a culmination of the season, where the top teams compete in a knockout format to determine the ultimate champion of the Slovenia SKL.

The Slovenia SKL not only provides thrilling basketball action but also serves as a platform for the development and growth of the sport in the country. It inspires young athletes to pursue their dreams of playing professional basketball and fosters a sense of national pride and unity among Slovenian basketball enthusiasts.

Whether you are a die-hard basketball fan or simply looking for an exciting sporting event to attend, the Slovenia SKL promises an unforgettable experience filled with high-quality basketball, passionate fans, and a celebration of the sport in one of Europe's basketball-loving nations.