About the Fantasy
The Fantasy Basketball Federation was created in
order to fill Fantasy Sports voids, with it's origin's tracing back to the end of 2000. It
was then that two fantasy basketball fanatics dreamed of what the optimum Fantasy
Basketball league would be like.
A league was envisioned where you could keep all
your players year after year, trading (always a tough system to develop) would be open
with almost no restrictions, there would be a Salary system with a Salary Cap for more
strategy, a larger number of teams to increase competition, and people from different
parts of the country (and world for that matter) would be welcomed to add different
perspectives to the league.
After scouring the internet for such a league, to
their surprise, such a league did not exist !
Finally in early summer 2001, the Fantasy
Basketball Federation started to take shape. An original 16 team format was decided on, a
Constitution was written, a simple website was created, and notices were posted in various
Although a few local friends were interested, no
one was really certain what kind of reception or interest would be generated, in fact
there were discussions on what course of action would be taken if 16 people weren't
Those concerns quickly subsided however, a mere
10 minutes after the first posting the first new team joined the fold. Slowly but surely
the e-mails kept coming in, and by the end of the day all concerns were fully put to rest.
Not only was the league filled within 24 hours, but the responses were overwhelming,
leading to a Waiting List long enough to start another league by the end of the first week
Over the years the interest has continued to grow
both nationally and internationally; Fantasy Football was created in 2005, which has also
flourished; and in 2007 it was decided that we would pursue other new Fantasy Sports
leagues, and to add Fantasy Baseball.
Regardless of our growing reputation and
popularity however, the Fantasy Basketball Federation's backbone remains the same now as
it did then...it's all about the people and their love of the game.
David Smith, FBF Commissioner