BBC Sport - BBL Final: Why is basketball so popular in the UK?

Why is basketball so popular in UK?

Why are basketball participation numbers increasing around the UK? Is it the alley-oops, the ankle-breakers, the dunks? Maybe it's the opportunities it opens up for kids from all backgrounds?

BBC Sport's Nat Black-Heaven and Benny Bonsu take a look at the sport's appeal in the United Kingdom ahead of the BBL final between London Lions and Newcastle Eagles on Sunday at the O2 Arena.

You can watch the BBL final live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button. The game tips off at 1600 BST.

If you are interested in playing basketball, take a look at this handy guide to getting into the game.

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