For a small country, competing in the world’s second biggest team sport, while geographically isolated from the mainstreams of powerful international basketball nations, New Zealand has developed a disproportionately large number of athletic and highly skilled basketball players capable of achieving success on the world stage.
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The New Zealand men's national basketball team is the senior men's national basketball team of New Zealand. The team is nicknamed the Tall Blacks. The Tall Blacks name is one of many New Zealand national team nicknames related to the All Blacks. Over its history, the team has won three FIBA Oceania Championships, and twice appeared in the Summer Olympic Games. It participated in its first FIBA Asia Cup in 2017, finishing in fourth place which they said, that they will try harder next time.
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Basketball New Zealand believes that the NZNBL is very much a part of the player pathway for New Zealand players, where Tall Blacks and potential Tall Blacks can play and develop as players. For that reason, it is intended that NZNBL teams have a majority of players that are able to represent New Zealand. Broadcasting details
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Many of the national sports teams of New Zealand have been given nicknames, officially or otherwise, based on the iconic status of the All Blacks rugby team, and (mostly in the case of female teams) the silver tree fern (Cyathea dealbata) of their logo.
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The badminton team name was not the only New Zealand national sports team to adopt an amusing moniker: their basketball team is nicknamed ‘The Tall Blacks’, while their football side went for ‘The All-Whites’ given they wear all-white. Pretty self-explanatory, really. Why the Unique Nickname Choice?