The 2020 Sal’s NBL Showdown is a finalist for the COVID-19 Response Award, but we need your help! Please vote for the NBL and go in the draw to win a Sal’s NBL team singlet of your choice!
HOW TO BE IN THE DRAW:
1. Go to the voting webpage and go through the vote process.
2. Head over to the @NZNBL Facebook post or Instagram post and write ‘I VOTED’ in the comments section and the name of the NBL team you support.
Good luck! And thanks for your support.
(Entries close 16 June 2021. T&Cs apply).
The 2020 Sal’s NBL Showdown
Against all odds, the 2020 Sal’s NBL Showdown was bold, innovative and unique. Possibly the world’s first sports ‘hub’ during COVID-19, the Showdown put 200 athletes, officials and administrators back into work. Capturing the nation’s imagination, early headlines were made with the NBL’s first-ever player draft. Not only were existing commercial agreements secured, but further partners were signed. Every game was broadcast live across the world to fans starved of live sport. A ground-breaking ESPN deal saw Kiwi basketball televised daily throughout the United States. Thanks to those six weeks, teams, players and everyone else involved in those 56 games, the NBL Showdown overcame the very real possibility of not seeing a season and being set back years. In the end, the Showdown was a major success.