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August 19, 2021
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The Maximum Basketball League announces they will put a team in the Magic City in time for their 2021-22 season.

The team will be named the Birmingham Miners.

The Miners will be owned by Tony Johnson.

No information was given on where they will play home games.

The MBL was founded in 2015 by Michael A. Wright as the Midwest Basketball League. The first season began in April 2016 with 11 teams.  When Wright stepped away from the league, it was rebranded the Maximum Basketball League for the 2020-21 season. The new management decided to drop the regional constriction of the old name was due to the league's expansion into the South.

The management team change wasn't the only shakeup after the 2019 season, as 13 teams decided to leave the league.

However, the newly renamed league played the 2020 season with 34 new teams.

October 2021

Maximum Basketball League logo 2021-22                             
Maximum Basketball League                           
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  Atlanta Wildcats logo   Birmingham Miners logo   Bronx Holy Flames logo   Brooklyn Sentinels logo   Brownstown Bears logo  
  Atlanta Wildcats   Birmingham Miners   Bronx Holy Flames   Brooklyn Sentinels   Brownstown Bears  
                     
  Central Georgia Rattlers logo   Chicago Hornets logo   Chicago Legends logo   Chicago Raptors logo   Crotona Hawks logo  
  Central Georgia Rattlers   Chicago Hornets   Chicago Legends
Champion badge
  Chicago Raptors   Crotona Hawks  
                     
  DFW Just Hoops logo   Elkhart Mavericks logo   Fort Wayne Bubba Ballers logo   Fort Worth Wolves logo   Foundation Bulldogs logo  
  DFW Just Hoops   Elkhart Mavericks   Fort Wayne Bubba Ballers   Fort Worth Wolves   Foundation Bulldogs  
                     
  Hills Have Eyes logo   Hub City Cyclones logo   Louisville Heat logo   Memphis Lions logo   Michigan Avengers logo  
  Hills Have Eyes   Hub City Cyclones   Louisville Heat   Memphis Lions   Michigan Avengers  
                     
  Midwest Storm logo   Montrose Veterans logo    Mount Vernon Power logo   Music City Kings logo   New York City Black Eagles logo  
  Midwest Storm   Montrose Veterans   Mount Vernon Power   Music City Kings   New York City Black Eagles  
                     
  North Texas Prowlers logo   Texas Empire logo   Texas Tsunami logo   Ultra Instinct logo   Waco Terror logo  
  North Texas Prowlers   Texas Empire   Texas Tsunami   Ultra Instinct   Waco Terror  
                     
  Wayne County Road Runners logo   West Tennessee Heat logo              
  Wayne County Road Runners   West Tennessee Heat              
                     

2021-22
Maximum Basketball League
North
Conference
Northeast
Conference
South
Conference
Southeast
Conference
  Brownstown Bears   Bronx Holy Flames   DFW Just Hoops   Atlanta Wildcats
  Chicago Hornets   Brooklyn Sentinels   Fort Worth Wolves   Birmingham Miners
  Chicago Legends   Crotona Hawks   Foundation Bulldogs   Central Georgia Rattlers  
  Chicago Raptors   Montrose Veterans   Hills Have Eyes   Hub City Cyclones
  Elkhart Mavericks   Mount Vernon Power     North Texas Prowlers     Louisville Heat
  Fort Wayne Bubba Ballers   New York City Black Eagles     Texas Empire   Memphis Lions
  Michigan Avengers     Texas Tsunami   Music City Kings
  Midwest Storm     Ultra Instinct   West Tennessee Heat
  Wayne County Road Runners       Waco Terror  

Epilogue
At some point, the Birmingham Miners fold.

No official announcement was ever made by the team or league.


Champions of the
  Midwest Basketball League/Maximum Basketball League  
Year Team   Year     Team  
 2016-17     Cedar Valley CourtKings 2020-21   Michigan Avengers
2017-18   Cedar Valley CourtKings (2nd)   2021-22   Chicago Legends
2018-19   Twin Cities Elite  2022-23   Chicago Fury
2019-20   Fort Wayne Vision 2023-24   ???
   
           Years local team participated


Midwest Basketball League logo Teams of the                          
Midwest BL/Maximum BL                          
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  817 Diamonds logo   Atlanta Jazz logo   Atlanta Takeover logo    Atlanta Wildcats logo   ATS Hoops logo   
  817 Diamonds
2022-23
  Atlanta Jazz
2022-23
  Atlanta Takeover
2023-24 
  Atlanta Wildcats
2021-22
  ATS Hoops
2022-23 
 
                     
  Birmingham Miners logo   Bluff City Spartans logo    Bronx Holy Flames logo   Brooklyn Heatseekas logo    Brooklyn Sentinels logo  
  Birmingham Miners
2021-22
  Bluff City Spartans
2022-23 
  Bronx Holy Flames
2020-21 to 2022-23
  Brooklyn Heatseekas
2022-23 
  Brooklyn Sentinels
2021-22 to 2022-23
 
                     
  Brownstown Bears logo   Cedar Valley Court Kings logo   Carolina Showtime logo    Central Georgia Rattlers logo   Central Indiana Crusaders logo  
  Brownstown Bears
2020-21 to 2022-23
  Cedar Valley Court Kings
2016 to 2017;
2019
  Carolina Showtime
2023-24 
  Central Georgia Rattlers
2020-21 to 2021-22
   Central Indiana Crusaders
2017;
2019
 
                     
  Chicago Fury logo   Chicago Hornets logo   Chicago Knights logo   Chicago Legends logo   Chicago Raptors logo  
  Chicago Fury
2016 to 2019;
2022-23
  Chicago Hornets
2021-22
  Chicago Knights
2018 to 2019;
2022-23
  Chicago Legends
2018 to 2022-23
  Chicago Raptors
2021-22
 
                     
  Cinco Bayou Stingrays logo    Crotona Hawks logo   Da Pack logo    Dayton Air Strikers logo   Dearborn Wolfpack logo   
  Cinco Bayou Stingrays
2022-23 
  Crotona Hawks
2021-22 to 2022-23
  Da Pack
2022-23 
  Dayton Air Strikers
2016 to 2019
  Dearborn Wolfpack
2022-23 
 
                     
  Denton Destroyers logo   Detroit Panthers logo   DFW Cyclones logo    DFW Gorillas logo   DFW Just Hoops logo  
  Denton Destroyers
2022-23
  Detroit Panthers
2022-23
  DFW Cyclones
2022-23 
  DFW Gorillas
2022-23
  DFW Just Hoops
2020-21 to 2021-22
 
                     
  DLS Rockets logo    Eagan Bulldogs logo   Elkhart Mavericks logo   Fort Wayne Ballers logo    Ft. Wayne Bubba Ballers logo  
  DLS Rockets
2022-23 
  Eagan Bulldogs
2019
  Elkhart Mavericks
2020-21 to 2022-23
  Fort Wayne Ballers
2022-23 
  Fort Wayne Bubba Ballers
2019 to 2021-22
 
                     
  Fort Worth Ballers Elite logo   Fort Worth Dream Team logo    Fort Worth Ghoats logo    Fort Worth Seawolves logo   Fort Worth Wolves logo  
  Fort Worth Ballers Elite
2022-23
  Fort Worth Dream Team
2022-23 
  Fort Worth Ghoats
2022-23 
  Fort Worth Seawolves
2022-23
  Fort Worth Wolves
2020-21 to 2021-22
 
                     
  Foundation Bulldogs logo   Ft. Wayne Vision logo   Generation of Miracles logo    Georgia Bombers logo   Georgia Knights logo   
  Foundation Bulldogs
2020-21 to 2022-23
  Ft. Wayne Vision
2017 to 2019;
2022-23
  Generation of Miracles
2022-23 
  Georgia Bombers
2022-23
  Georgia Knights
2022-23 
 
                     
  Glove State Pit Bulls logo    Gotham City Unbreakable Talent logo    Grand Rapids Fusion logo   NEED
LOGO
  Hamilton Heroes logo  
  Glove State Pit Bulls
2022-23 
  Gotham City Unbreakable Talent
2022-23 
  Grand Rapids Fusion
2022-23
  Green Bay Titans
2019
  Hamilton Heroes
2016
 
                     
  Hills Have Eyes logo   Hub City Cyclones logo   Illinois Bulldogs logo   Indiana Dream logo   Indiana Fury logo  
  Hills Have Eyes
2021-22 to 2022-23
  Hub City Cyclones
2021-22 to 2022-23
  Illinois Bulldogs
2018
  Indiana Dream
2016 to 2019
  Indiana Fury
2016 to 2019
 
                     
  Indy Show logo   Iowa Elite Pro logo   Kentucky Flash logo   Kitsap Admirals logo   Lincoln Lions logo  
  Indy Show
2018 to 2019
  Iowa Elite Pro
2019
  Kentucky Flash
2017 to 2018
  Kitsap Admirals
2022-23
  Lincoln Lions
2016 to 2018
 
                     
  Louisville Heat logo   Memphis Lions logo   Michigan Avengers logo   Michigan Road Runners logo    Midwest Storm logo  
  Louisville Heat
2021-22
  Memphis Lions
2020-21 to 2022-23
  Michigan Avengers
2020-21 to 2022-23
  Michigan Road Runners
2022-23 
  Midwest Storm
2021-22 to 2022-23
 
                     
  Milwaukee Storm logo   Minnesota Broncos logo   Minnesota Lakers logo   Minnesota Pitbulls logo   Minnesota Rangers logo  
  Milwaukee Storm
2017
  Minnesota Broncos
2016 to 2019
  Minnesota Lakers
2018 to 2019
  Minnesota Pitbulls
2017
  Minnesota Rangers
2016 to 2017
 
                     
  Mississippi Knights logo   Mississippi Panthers logo    Montrose Veterans logo    Mount Vernon Power logo   Music City Kings logo  
  Mississippi Knights
2022-23
  Mississippi Panthers
2022-23 
  Montrose Veterans
2021-22 to 2022-23
  Mount Vernon Power
2020-21 to 2022-23
  Music City Kings
2020-21 to 2022-23
 
                     
  NYC Black Eagles logo   New York Court Kings logo    New York Empire logo   New York Rebels logo    North Texas Prowlers logo  
  New York City Black Eagles
2020-21 to 2022-23
  New York Court Kings
2022-23 
  New York Empire
2022-23
  New York Rebels
2022-23 
  North Texas Prowlers
2020-21 to 2022-23
 
                     
  Northern Indiana Monarchs logo   Profit Society logo    Rochester Roadrunners logo   Salutche Bears logo   Savannah Cavaliers logo  
  Northern Indiana Monarchs
2016
  Profit Society
2022-23
  Rochester Roadrunners
2018 to 2019
  Salutche Bears
2022-23
  Savannah Cavaliers
2022-23
 
                     
  NEED
LOGO
  Springfield Panthers logo   Twin Cities Elite logo   Team Takeover logo    Tennessee Templars logo  
  Shilo N Eagles
2019
  Springfield Panthers
2017 to 2019
  TC Elite
2018 to 2019
  Team Takeover
2022-23 
  Tennessee Templars
2022-23
 
                     
  Texas Empire logo   Texas Royals logo   Texas Smoke logo   Texas Tsunami logo   Twin City Flight logo   
  Texas Empire
2020-21 to 2021-22
  Texas Royals
2022-23
  Texas Smoke
2022-23
  Texas Tsunami
2020-21 to 2021-22
  Twin City Flight
2022-23 
 
                     
  Ultra Instinct logo   Vizionary logo   Waco Terror logo   Wayne County Roadrunners logo   West Tennessee Heat logo  
  Ultra Instinct
2021-22
  Vizionary
2022-23
  Waco Terror
2020-21 to 2021-22
  Wayne County Roadrunners
2020-21 to 2022-23
  West Tennessee Heat
2020-21 to 2021-22
 
                     
  NEED
LOGO
  Wolverton Wolves logo    Young Onez logo           
  Wisconsin Storm
2016
  Wolverton Wolves
2022-23 
  Young Onez
2022-23 
         
                     
 
 
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