"Recognizing the strategic importance of the presence of the Lisbon sign in the competition, Sporting's integration with the Placard League was well received, and proposals for changing the 14 new club's competition were announced and discussed again soon," said the federation.
According to the opinion of the Portuguese Basketball Association, nine clubs (Esgueira, FC Porto, Galitos do Barreiro, Illibum, Ovarense, Lusitania, Benfica, Oliveirense and Vitória de Guimarães) and four associations (Aveiro, Braga, Lisboa and Setúbal).
The FPB, however, clarifies that "all the features of the highest basketball basketball league have allied themselves to achieve their position on the subject".
In the Sporting Presidency campaign Frederico Varandas, who eventually won the victory, had announced Sporting's integration into the Basketball League 2019/20.
"Lions" were eight times national basketball champions, the last 1981/82.