The Fijian born, Tall Blacks legend retired from his international basketball career over the weekend, after his final game with NZ against Australia.
He has been called one of New Zealand's greatest basketball players and NBA player Steven Adams recently said on the 'JJ Redick podcast' that Vukona had been his idol growing up when he first began following basketball.
"I thought he was amazing. He just played with his heart, bro, all out hustle. I really, really enjoyed watching him. I would say he was probably the biggest inspiration.”
Vukona played a total of 152 test caps for New Zealand over 16 years and is currently based in Queensland where he has been playing for the Brisbane Bullets in the Australian NBL & the Southern District Spartans in the Queensland State League.
#Watch this throwback video of him above with Fresh
'Eyes on the Prize'