Spalding Introduces A New NBA Ball

Ryan, Thomas J.
August 2006
SGB;Aug2006, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p11
Trade Publication
This article discusses basketballs used by the National Basketball Association (NBA). The article reports that in 2006, the NBA has switched from using leather basketballs during game play to using synthetic basketballs made of a microfiber composite. The ball, made by Spalding, will no longer feature an eight-panel design, replaced by an interlocking two-panel design that offers more material coverage.


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