Spalding returns for iconic reunion

Spalding will return to the Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL) continuing the iconic basketball brand’s long history with the league.

Spalding will become the league’s new official game ball and fans will have a chance to get their hands on a brand-new and extensive range of Spalding NBL basketballs.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Spalding back into the NBL family,” Hungry Jack’s NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said.

“Spalding basketballs are embedded in the sport’s culture and are recognised across the globe. Not only will this partnership provide our players with the best performance basketball in the world, but it also enables the NBL to align with a brand that lives and breathes basketball.”

“Spalding is thrilled to once again be the official game ball of the NBL. Basketball is thriving in Australia, and we can’t wait to be back on court soon,” Chris Lambert, Managing Director for Spalding Australia said.

“The NBL has done an outstanding job in building the league to be of the highest quality. Alongside our partnership with Basketball Australia and the WNBL, we are proud to be the official ball of the two elite leagues across Australia and New Zealand. We remain committed to supporting the game of basketball from the grassroots, right up to the elite level.

“We are looking forward to working with the NBL to continue to grow the game around the country.”

To celebrate the reunion, the Spalding Most Iconic NBL Import campaign will be launched.

Over the next eight weeks fans will be invited to vote on who they think is the most iconic import from their club. Historic footage, key statistics and information about the best imports in league history will be shared with voting to take place on

“Looking back on the NBL’s most iconic imports is the perfect way to launch our new partnership with Spalding. Spalding basketballs were used during some of the league’s most famous moments,” Loeliger added.“This is the first of many exciting new initiatives involving Spalding, and just the beginning of a long and successful partnership.” 

A new Spalding NBL range will be launching soon at, featuring balls, mini backboards and high bounce balls. Sign up to be the first to hear when they drop.

Follow the Spalding Most Iconic NBL Import campaign on the newly launched @NBLHistory channels. Dedicated to highlighting the good times and classic hits from the NBL vault, follow NBL History on Instagram and Twitter.