Is the NBA using a new ball?
This year the NBA has changed balls again and, although the change was not as radical as 15 years ago (just a change manufacturers of traditional leather balls), player complaints about the new Wilson brand balls not feeling “right” are beginning to mount.
How much is the new NBA ball?
The official NBA game ball retails for $200. “Wilson is excited to unlock our history and heritage with the NBA to grow the game of basketball on the global stage,” Kevin Murphy, General Manager of Wilson Team Sports said in the release.
Does NBA use Spalding or Wilson?
The NBA decided to change their official game ball supplier from Spalding to Wilson this offseason. Wilson was the official maker of the NBA basketball for the first 37 years of the league before Spalding took over for the next 37.
Are NBA balls heavier?
NBA basketballs, according to USA Basketball, are 29.5 inches in circumference while the WNBA’s basketballs have a maximum circumference of 29 inches. Both should be inflated to between 7.5 and 8.5 pounds per square inch.
Is Wilson replacing Spalding?
The new ball will be used beginning at the start of the 2021-22 regular season. The NBA and Wilson have agreed to a multi-year partnership and Wilson will replace Spalding as the league’s official ball manufacturer.
Does NBA use Wilson?
The NBA tried a synthetic material in 2006, and the results were so poor that the league couldn’t even make it through one season without changing back to an eight-panel leather ball. Wilson is now the official basketball for the NBA, WNBA, and NCAA.