NBA Tosses Out New Basketball

January 2007
Weekly Reader News - Senior;1/5/2007, Vol. 85 Issue 15, p2
The article reports that the plastic-coated basketball was tossed off the courts of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was replaced by the familiar leather ball. NBA Commissioner David Stern says their players' response to the basketball, which was made from synthetic materials, has been negative. NBA players, including Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal, complained about the synthetic basketball. Physicists at the University of Texas at Arlington found that the synthetic ball bounces lower and more unpredictably.


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