iiNet’s proud to have been on board as naming rights sponsor of the National Basketball League for a second consecutive year, as plenty of great basketball action excited fans right around the country (and across ‘the ditch’ in New Zealand).
The home-and-away season may have just wrapped up but with New Zealand, Perth, Townsville and the Gold Coast set to battle it out in a big NBL finals campaign, there’s sure to be plenty more highlights in the coming weeks.
They say winners are grinners and this season a few lucky spectators were smiling from ear to ear when they pulled off the iiNet Quick Shot – a half-court basket during the quarter time break of their games. Two participants took home a cool $5000 for their sharp-shooting efforts, while another half-court basket earned the same amount for Lifeline during the NBL Community Round.
Players and officials wrapped up another big year of basketball at the NBL MVP Awards on March 26. Congratulations go to Perth Wildcats guard Kevin Lisch, who was named the league’s Most Valuable Player for 2011-2012. See all the award winners from this season’s NBL MVP Awards in the iiNet Freezone now.
Lastly, in what was a special treat for our own staff/basketball fans, several NBL clubs invited iiNet employees to participate in team training sessions earlier this month. With Reebok Pumps and Larry Bird singlets on, staff dribbled, jumped and air-balled their way through drills with far taller and highly-skilled professionals making it look a little too easy. (A sobering experience, but we’re keeping the dream alive.)
There’s plenty to like about Australian basketball at the moment and iiNet’s proud to be a major supporter the NBL. We’re looking forward to plenty of action above and below the ring during this year’s final series and throughout the 2012-2013 season.
iiNet NBL Jersey Giveaway
To celebrate our second big year as the NBL’s naming rights sponsor, we’ve pulled a few strings and got our hands on one signed jersey from each NBL team to give away to iiNet customers.
Simply email competitions and tell us your most memorable moment from the 2011-2012 NBL season in 25 words or less for your chance to win one of nine signed jerseys. (Think of the moment that made you jump out of your chair, yell at the TV or wave your arms in the air.)
Be sure to include your full name, postal address, iiNet username and the NBL team you support to be in the running to win. Good luck!
Competition closes 5pm (WST) on Sunday, April 22 2012.