The MBO Tall Blacks FIBA World Cup Qualifiers


Mai is proud to be right behind our boys in black, the MBO Tall Blacks who will be on the road to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China!

To qualify, MBO Tall Blacks must finish the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers within the top seven teams in Asia, so come along and back our boys!

There will be two home games played – one on the 28th June taking on Hong Kong, and one on the 1st of July where the boys will go head-to-head against China.

With aerialists, dance crews, entertainers and heaps of delicious food available, there’s something fun for everyone.

Grab your discounted tickets today, and we’ll promise you the best basketball-action around. Tickets start from just $15 at


Thursday 28 June @ 7pm
MBO Tall Blacks vs. Hong Kong
Rotorua Energy Events Centre

Sunday 1 July @ 3pm
MBO Tall Blacks vs. China
Spark Arena, Auckland

If you can’t catch the action in person, Maori TV are broadcasting all the Tall Blacks FIBA World Cup Qualifying games live!

The Tall Blacks are a team of the New Zealand people. The team’s Tu Kaha culture includes all New Zealanders, standing together and standing strong.

More Info

Learn more about the Tall Blacks culture and the Haka, Tu Kaha: Here
Show up to the game in style – get your Tall Blacks gear at
Learn more about the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (Asia Zone): Here
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