Name
New Zealand NBL

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Established
1981 (43 years old)

First Recorded Event
2010-03-04

Current Season
2024

API Football ID
66

Sport
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Location
New Zealand

Gender
Male

TV Rights
US - ESPN [2020-2021]

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Upcoming
29/05 Tauranga Wha home team badge90 - 102Away Team Badge Wellington S
30/05 Nelson Giant home team badge - Away Team Badge Hawkes Bay H
31/05 Taranaki Air home team badge - Away Team Badge Otago Nugget
01/06 Auckland Tua home team badge - Away Team Badge Wellington S
01/06 Canterbury R home team badge - Away Team Badge Hawkes Bay H
02/06 Southland Sh home team badge - Away Team Badge Franklin Bul
02/06 Manawatu Jet home team badge - Away Team Badge Otago Nugget
05/06 Wellington S home team badge - Away Team Badge Manawatu Jet
06/06 Southland Sh home team badge - Away Team Badge Hawkes Bay H
07/06 Tauranga Wha home team badge - Away Team Badge Nelson Giant

Results
26/05 Manawatu Jet home team badge 75 - 77home team badge Tauranga Wha
26/05 Franklin Bul home team badge 95 - 105home team badge Nelson Giant
25/05 Wellington S home team badge 84 - 107home team badge Canterbury R
25/05 Southland Sh home team badge 99 - 81home team badge Otago Nugget
24/05 Auckland Tua home team badge 99 - 81home team badge Nelson Giant
23/05 Tauranga Wha home team badge 72 - 86home team badge Canterbury R
22/05 Taranaki Air home team badge 103 - 76home team badge Hawkes Bay H
19/05 Nelson Giant home team badge 69 - 83home team badge Tauranga Wha
19/05 Franklin Bul home team badge 85 - 87home team badge Wellington S
18/05 Taranaki Air home team badge 108 - 70home team badge Manawatu Jet

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The National Basketball League (NBL) is a men's semi-professional basketball league in New Zealand.

In 1981, a group of club and provincial teams came together to create a men's national basketball league. The following year, the league was brought under the management of the New Zealand Basketball Federation. The league quickly grew in size and popularity due to the influx of sponsors and American import players. The early 1990s held dwindling fortunes for New Zealand basketball, with reduced TV coverage, sponsorships, and crowd numbers. The sport's popularity increased in the 2000s with the success of the Tall Blacks and the introduction of the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian NBL.

In the early days, Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington were the benchmark teams of the league. During the 1990s, Auckland and Nelson were the teams to beat, before Waikato joined Auckland as the dominant sides during the 2000s. During the 2010s, Wellington and Southland became the league's premier teams.
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2021
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Auckland Tuatar
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Canterbury Rams
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Franklin Bulls
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Hawkes Bay Hawk
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Manawatu Jets
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Nelson Giants
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Otago Nuggets
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Southland Shark
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Taranaki Airs
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Tauranga Whai
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Wellington Sain

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