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Basketball set to get its Kickz

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THE BRITISH Basketball League (BBL) has announced that Kickz.co.uk will be the sponsors of this years' BBL Slam Dunk Contest.

Kickz.co.uk are an online store that sells a wide variety of products ranging from street wear to top brand basketball gear such as shoes from Nike and Jordan.

Kickz.co.uk covers a worldwide market, and have ten stores based in Germany, with extensive expansion plans to open additional stores around the world.

Kickz.co.uk Director Daniel M. von Bieberstein said of the collaboration: "As a true basketball brand since 1993, we are proud to present this year's BBL Slam Dunk Contest! Dunking is an art form and the most spectacular expression of basketball there is.

“We are confident we will see some great dunks and creativity that will have people talking for quite some time. The opportunity to pit the best BBL Slam Dunkers against the top dunkers of the general public just adds to the excitement and will make this event truly special."

The Kickz.co.uk 2012 BBL Slam Dunk Contest pits the best slam dunkers from around the UK in an epic competition. The stars will be showing off their unbelievable skills to win the coveted accolade of Kickz.co.uk 2012 Slam Dunk Champion.

For the first time in the competition's history a limited number of slots in the competition have been made available to the general public to apply, allowing them to compete against some of their favourite BBL Slam Dunkers.

The Kickz.co.uk 2012 BBL Slam Dunk Contest will take place on Cup Final Day on January 15 at the NIA in Birmingham. This will be a prelude to the main event where Newcastle Eagles and UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders will go head to head in the Cup Final.

Newcastle and Plymouth are two of the top teams in the BBL, Newcastle have only lost twice this season in all competitions and Plymouth have the reigning league MVP Jeremy Bell in their side, so it's sure to be a thrilling encounter.

Visit www.theticketfactory.com and www.kickz.co.uk

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