Goose Nest Basketball Association (GNBA) is the premier fantasy basketball league on GooseNest.net. Created in the fall of 2002 by resident basketball junkie Mal. It was approved by the GNFSHQ without hesitation. The current champion is the Chicago Blockers owned by Goose.
The 2007-2008 season will be the 6th season tying the GNFFL for the longest run fantasy sport on the Goose Nest.
The GNBA uses Yahoo Fantasy Basketball for it's scoring, rosters, schedules. The draft is held at GooseNest.net via a 'post draft' the time limit is 12 hours per pick. The rosters are set as : PG, SG, G, PF, SF, F, C, C, Util, Util, Bn, Bn, Bn, Bn.
2002 - 2003 [Inagural Season]
GNBA debuted at Sports.Ws. Unfortunetly due to the way Sports.ws would run things on their website many teams didn't like it and would throw in the towel mid way through through the season. KleShreen's Grand Rapid Rampage would defeat Cmo Slammers in the 2003 GNBA Finals to capture The Naismith Trophy.
2003 - 2004
Despite the previous season's champion no longer in the league and the problems of sports.ws the GNBA would return in full force this time with Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball as the official home for stats, schedules and the like for GNBA. The regular season was won by Knut's S.Brown.4.Prez with a 170-117-7 record edging out Cmo Slammers for the regular season title by 2 games. However the post-season would prove to be to tough for S.Brown.4.Prez as they would lose to the 5th seeded Spirits of Scranton in the semifinals. #2 Cmo Slammers would defeat #5 Spirts of Scranton to capture the GNBA Championship (Trophy Name) en route to the title the Slammers defeated #6 Chicago in the semifinals after having a first round bye, then defeating #5 Scranton in the GNBA Finals.
The Spirits of Scranton cruised in the regular season winning the regular season with a 30.5 game lead over 2nd place Second City Shooters. Only 3 teams would finish with a winning record.
All six GNBA teams made the playoffs. It featured the two expansion teams facing off in the first round and #1 Spirits of Scranton becoming the first #1 overall seed to win the GNBA Championship.
(1) Spirits of Scranton - Bye
(2) Second City Shooters - Bye
(3) Arizona All Stars defeated (6) LebroMelo
(5) Toschi's Bomb Squad defeated (4) MeVsTheWorld
(1) Spirits of Scranton defeated (5) Toschi's Bomb Squad
(2) Second City Shooters defeated (3) Arizona All Stars
2005 GNBA Finals
The Finals would pit the two best teams in the regular season against each other. The Spirits of Scranton led by Kevin Garnett, Dwyane Wade, Shawn Marion and Ben Wallace would defeat the Second City Shooters star lineup of Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowiztki, Elton Brand, and Vince Carter to capture their first GNBA Championship.
The season started with the Destroyer's recieving the #1 overall pick and selecting PG - Mike Bibby much to the surprise of the GN network while Safford selected F/C Amare Stoudemire who would end up needing micro-fracture knee surgery before the season would start.
The playoffs would begin with #1 Air Goose and #2 Toschi's getting first round byes. #4 Scranton would defeat #5 Safford while #2 Johnny's would beat #6 Destroyers. In the semifinals #1 Air Goose defeated the defending champs while #2 Toschi's Bomb Squad defeated the expansion #3 Johnny s to advance to their first GNBA Finals. In the Finals Allen, Carter, Duncan and Arenas led Air Goose Force to victory over Kobe, Brand, LeBron and the Bomb Squad.
Air Goose Force would set several records with most wins, fewest losses, highest win%, most games ahead of last place (121) en route to their first GNBA Championship.
The playoffs would pit #1 Chicago vs #4 Safford, #2 Scranton vs #3 Toschi's. Chicago and Toschi's would win to advance to the '07 Finals creating a rematch of the '06 Finals. Once again Chicago led by Carter, T-Mac, and Dirk would defeat the Bomb Squad and deny Kobe, Duncan, LeBron, Nash and Shaq a title.
GNBA Commisioner Mal was unable to attract 8 teams this season, instead the 6th season will kick off with 6 teams including the newest expansion club the Marlborough Stunnas owned and operated by Stund
The season would kick off with the GNBA Draft the expansion team Marlborugh recieved the #1 pick and selected PG Gilbert Arenas from Washington, similar to Arizona drafting Amare Stoudemire in '05-'06, Arenas would miss most of the season due to knee surgery.