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The BBL took the game to new heights, literally, with a re-creation of dunks from the season on top of the O2 Arena in London.
In their latest promo piece for the BBL Play-Off finals, Leicester Riders star and high-flyer Blake “The Showman” Bowman headed 52 meters up onto the iconic roof of The O2, performing and recreating one iconic dunk for each of the qualifying teams who have made it through to this year’s BBL play-offs.
After eight dunks, it was Bowman’s very own windmill jam that came out on top, crowning him champion of the British Basketball League “Now You Know” Dunk Challenge, brought to you by General Tire.
“Make no mistake, this season the British Basketball League has made history and we’ve taken the sport we all love to new heights,” the British Basketball League’s Head of Marketing and Communications, Joe Edwards, said.
“We wanted to do something to grab the attention of Basketball fans and the general public and celebrate the end of season play-off’s at The O2.
“Whilst a completely crazy idea it might seem, it made complete sense to do this, and we hope Basketball Fans worldwide enjoy what the British Basketball League has to offer. I want to say a special thanks to our partner General Tire, and all of our other partners, the players and our staff for sharing our vision together and making this possible.”
Fans from across the world are also encouraged to vote for their favourite dunk from the season by using the #BritishDunks and #NowYouKnow.
The activity, hosted by British Basketball master of ceremonies Tahir Hajat, celebrates a potential inflection point for the BBL, whilst also raising awareness for the season defining play-off finals which take place at The O2 on Sunday May 14th.
An expected capacity crowd of close to 17,000 fans are set to attend The O2, with the British Basketball League’s flagship event also set to be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Tickets are still available and can be bought here.