MANILA (Philippines) – FIBA’s longest standing Global Partner Molten has unveiled the official game ball for the Final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, September 10.
Based on the BG5000 World Cup 2023 Official Game Ball, the Final version has been designed exclusively for the showpiece title game. It is not only engraved with the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 tournament logo but also has the prestigious Naismith Trophy in gold, as well as the date of the Final and a unique serial number.
As a special limited edition ball, only 1,200 will be made available to purchase in the Philippines from September 4, 2023. To make it even more unique and desirable, it will be packaged in a premium box with a gold plate and engraved with the serial number.
Frank Leenders, FIBA Media and Marketing Services Director General commented: “We are excited to be able to unveil this special official Molten game ball for the Final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. The beautiful design certainly captures the significance of what will be a memorable occasion.
“We want to express our sincere thanks to Molten for the work they have done to add another special touch to our biggest ever event. FIBA really values the excellence and trust we share with them in a relationship that spans more than four decades.”
Molten Japan’s Head of Brand Marketing, Noa Hasegawa, added: “It is a great honor to participate and contribute as FIBA’s Global Partner during this thrilling World Cup, which has moved the hearts of many basketball fans.
“As we head towards the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Finals, we are excited to unveil the Molten exclusive custom-designed ball. The ball features the ‘Passion Wave’ which symbolizes the wave of passion that basketball fans have for the sport.
“I would like to express our sincere gratitude to FIBA and all those involved for their unwavering support and we are sure that this ball will continue to bring fans together and expand the basketball community around the world.”
The official game ball for the Final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 was revealed today in a special ceremony at the FIBA Fan Zone in Manila, with FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis in attendance.
More details about the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Official Game Ball for the Final are available here.