Story: Amateurism and professionalism

Professional Australasian championships: National Basketball League (2nd of 4)

Professional Australasian championships: National Basketball League

The New Zealand Breakers' Fijian-born power forward, 1.98-metre-tall Mika Vukona, sees off a challenge from Eddie Gill of the Townsville Crocodiles during an Australian National Basketball League (NBL) match in Auckland in 2012. At this time Vukona was also a member of New Zealand's national basketball team, the Tall Blacks. The Breakers, the only New Zealand team in the NBL, won its championship in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

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Geoff Watson, 'Amateurism and professionalism - Rise of professionalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013