London Lions

London lions

London Lions

London Lions is a professional basketball team based in London, who compete in the British Basketball League – the top level men's basketball league in the United Kingdom. The club has previously been based in Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Milton Keynes prior to its relocation to London for the 2012–13 season.

The franchise’s only trophy success to-date is the BBL Cup title, won in 2008 as the Milton Keynes Lions. The club also operate the Milton Keynes College Lions Basketball Academy in partnership with Milton Keynes College, which was established in 2007 and remains running despite the professional team's departure from Milton Keynes in the summer of 2012.

From the start of the 2013–14 season, the team has used the Copper Box, originally built for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, as its home venue.



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The team's colors are yellow, black and purple. London Lions initially started to play in the town of Hemel Hempstead, as the Hemel Hempstead Lakers and they adopted the LA Lakers' colours Purple and Gold. Today White uniforms are used in home games and yellow one in away games but the colour purple is used too.


Home arenas

Copper Box




NBL Division Two Runners Up: 1978/79 2


BBL Play Off Runners Up: 2007/08

BBL Play Off Runners Up: 2014/15


BBL Trophy Runners Up: 2001/02


BBL Cup Winners: 2007/08

BBL Cup Winners' Cup Runners Up: 2008/09

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