|Sagesse Club - Basketball team
نادي الحكمة - فريق كرة السلة
|Leagues||Lebanese Basketball League (Pepsi FLB League): Div.1|
|Capacity||4500 to 5000|
|Location||Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon|
|Team colors||Green, White
|Team manager||Fouad Abou Chacra|
|Head coach||Fouad Abou Chacra|
|Team captain||Rodrigue Akl|
|Ownership||Collège de la Sagesse of the Maronite Catholic Archeparchy of Beirut|
|Championships||8 Lebanese Championships
3 FIBA Asia Champions Cups
3 West Asian Championships
2 Arab Club Championships
Hekmeh or Al-Hikma or Club Sagesse (Arabic: الحكمة; also known as Club Sportif La Sagesse) is a Lebanese multi-sport club based in Beirut. The basketball team was established in 1992, as part of the historic Hekmeh club established in 1943 with mainly the football (soccer) team. The basketball team became far more popular than the initial football team thus making the basketball branch the most popular branch of the club, due to its phenomenal record breaking success since its formation in the early nineties in the newly reformed Lebanese league, the Arab and the FIBA Asian championships.
The historical Hekmeh club was founded in Beirut in 1943 under the patronage of the late father Boulos Kik, supported by his excellency late Mgr. Jean Maroun, with affiliation to the Collège de la Sagesse of the Maronite Catholic Church a leading educational institution in Lebanon and the East since 1875 but despite the affiliation with the Sagesse College the club has its own independent administration. The basketball program was founded in 1992.
In 1992 the club was financed by media tycoon also dubbed as the Godfather of Lebanese basketball, president Antoine Choueiri, he wanted a team that will achieve unprecedented success and popularity in a bid to change Lebanese sports history forever and unite all Lebanese behind a successful team that will represent Lebanon and Lebanese basketball in every possible competition on a national and international level.
After the Choueiri takeover in 1992 Hekmeh/Sagesse included on its roster some of the most impactful player names including Lebanese national basketball team legends Elie Mechantaf and Fadi El Khatib ,notable foreigners that at the time were among the elite of foreign basketball players in Asia including ex-NBA players and FIBA world cup participants a high level of players that was never seen before in the Lebanese league and the neighbouring countries and under the management of the most decorated national basketball coach Ghassan Sarkis, a dominant dream team was born taking Lebanese Basketball to new heights, achieving the goals that were set by Choueiri such as the ones mentioned in the previous passage.
Sagesse became one of the most successful Lebanese basketball clubs with 8 Lebanese Basketball League Championships, 7 Lebanese Basketball Cups, 2 Arab Club Championships, and 3 FIBA Asia Champions Cup titles.. Hekmeh made history as well by being the first Lebanese club to win the Arab Club Championship  and the first Lebanese and first Arab club to win the FIBA Asia Champions Cup.
Also, Sagesse is the only Arab and only Asian club to ever participate in the basketball club world championship, the McDonald's Championship organized by FIBA and the NBA, it was at the 1999 edition when Sagesse went as the Asian champions. The 1999 McDonald's Championship was the first and only time FIBA Asia was represented in the tournament.
This exceptional participation and the way Sagesse represented Asia at the Mcdonald's Championship in Milano was praised by then Commissioner of the NBA David Stern and by former Secretary General of the FIBA Borislav Stanković among other officials.
In 2012 Sagesse B.C. won a friendly game against Turkish team Galatasaray S.K. during a training camp that the club was holding in Turkey, this was the most significant game and win for a Lebanese team or any team in the region against a European team in recent times.
- Champions (8 Times): 1993-94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
- Lebanese Basketball Cup
- Champions (7 Times): 1993,1998,1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
- Champions (2 Times): 1998, 1999
- Champions (3 Times): 1999, 2000, 2004 (Record)
- Champions (3 Times): 2002, 2005, 2006
- International tournaments
- 1999 McDonald's Basketball Club World Championship (Participant) 
- 2001: Damascus International Tournament (champions)
- 2002: Dubai International Tournament (champions)
- 2014: Qadisiya International Tournament (champions)
- 2014: Abu Dhabi International Tournament (champions)
- 2016: Dubai International Tournament (champions)
- Special Awards
- 1999 Best professional basketball team in Asia.
Medals and Decorations
Knight in 1999 
Officer in 2000 
Awarded to the club for its unprecedented success in the Lebanese, Arab and Asian basketball championships that highly contributed into the development and rise of the Lebanese basketball and sports in Lebanon on many levels.
- Assane N'Diaye
- Mohammad Asha
- Jumaine Jones
- Tre Kelley
- Eric Chatfield
- Michael Richardson
- Alpha Bangura
- Desmond Penigar
- Darryl Watkins
- Samaki Walker
- DeShawn Sims
- Oleksiy Pecherov
- Dion Dixon
- Terrell Stoglin
- Jarrid Famous
- Dewarick Spencer
- Willie Burton
- Quincy Douby
- Ratko Varda
- Sherell Ford
- DerMarr Johnson
- Cedric Henderson
- Mike Efevberha
- Herve Toure
- Randy Culpepper
- Chris Daniels
- Charles Thomas
- Todd O'Brien
- Nate Johnson
- Ryan Richards
- Demarius Bolds
- Aaron Harper
- Ekene Ibekwe
- Alvin Sims
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqhLP5zEMDo Documentary about Antoine Choueiri including a part about his vision , plans and success for Sagesse and Lebanese basketball
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBCEnlU7tZ4 Video showing Mr.Choueiri at a TV show with the team and staff and Tom McCarthy, chief executive of ABC (Fiba Asia) Promotions, Ltd. just after the 1999 Mcdonald's world championship saying what Mr.Stern and Mr.Stankovic said about Sagesse
- http://www.fiba.com/news/petrochimi-al-riyadi-advance-to-fiba-asia-champions-cup check last paragraph
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXsS3goQ2GE Video showing the handing of the award to the club.