Spalding® Official NBA Game Basketball

29.5 Inches ball suitable for men, boys 12 and older.

By Spalding NBA

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Take the court like a pro with the Spalding® NBA Game Basketball. Acting as the association's official game ball since 1983, this basketball meets the NBA's size and weight requirements to help you reach the pro level in no time. Durable full grain leather construction provides the ultimate grip and feel for better control on the court. Recommended for top-level competitive indoor play.
• Size: 29.5 Inches ball suitable for men and boys 12 and older
• For indoor play only
• Full grain leather construction offers ultimate grip and feel
• Official game ball of the NBA® since 1983
• Official size and weight of the NBA®
• Recommended for top-level competitive indoor play
• Includes NBA® Commissioner Adam Silver's signature and @NBA Twitter handle


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Spalding NBA
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Ratings & Reviews+

Spalding® Official NBA Game Basketball is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the right players Seversal of the reviews I read were obviously quite uninformed and clearly not written by serious ballers. This is a unique product that requires months of break-in time only on an indoor wood hard court. Yes, the ball is slick out of the box prior to break in and feels hard. Further since it is less tacki it "feels" heavier that the new composite softer balls, but weighs exactly the same. This feeling is just a result of not being able to get quite as much grip with your fingertps making it feel heavier, but it's not. I find this ball very good to practice with as it takes better ball handling to keep control of it and it takes a little more effort to get the distance on perimeter shots. Therefore when I jump in a game and they're using the Evolution or the TF-1000 they feel easier to shoot and ball handle. This ball has the best sound on the floor and hitting the net by far and is softer on the rim with a missed shot and it seems to "get the roll" on more shots on the rim. The newer balls seem much "bouncier" and lively off of the rim deflecting more near misses away. I do carry 2 balls in my hoops bag; this one and the Wilson Evolution. The NBA ball is great in the summer as the humidity seems to soften it, but I use it year round and it gets better every day. I've had it for over a year now and it gets softer every month. By the way, not to make anyone jealous but the only reaon I bought it was they had 2 of them for $7.99 at my local Walmart one day. I saw that and bought them both. I gave one away to a high school kid I know and I kept this one. I've used saddle soap on it twice and if it's really cold and dry in the winter I wet the ball to soften it some. I'm thrilled I bought it, no composite ball can feel anything like it; it's the real deal...
Date published: 2011-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ball! Obviously the reviews I read on this product that were negative were from people who didn't play ball but just observed it only. This is a top of the line ball from the first time you touch it! Outstanding ball! Highly recommend! Love that smell too!
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ball for advanced players. I must admit I am still breaking the ball in as it is genuine leather and comes hard and slick but I was surprised the ball came inflated. I have already noticed an improvement to the texture of the ball after only a couple uses and believe it will be perfect in about a month. Great ball for players who have time to break it in practicing before game use.
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! Awesome Ball! Worth every penny! What a deal and what a great ball! Ships directly from Spaulding.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NBA actual game ball Awesome ball, you need time to break in but it is like no other. They cost $80 more dollars at NBA websites so save your $$ And get it from Walmart!
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality The ball is high quality but takes some time to break in.
Date published: 2015-02-13
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