Story: Amateurism and professionalism

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

Professional Australasian championships: National Basketball League

The Breakers' lofty power forward, 1.98-metre-tall Mika Vukona, sees off a challenge from Eddie Gill of the Townsville Crocodiles during an Australasian National Basketball League (NBL) match in Auckland in 2012. At this time Vukona, a three-time NBL champion player, 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 and 2013.

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Geoff Watson, 'Amateurism and professionalism - Rise of professionalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013