# Frequent question: How heavy is a basketball pound?

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## How much does a basketball weigh in lbs?

A standard basketball in the NBA (National Basketball Association) is 29.5 inches (75 cm) in circumference and weighs about 22 ounces (oz) or 1.4 pounds (lbs) or 624 grams (g).

## How heavy is the average basketball?

A typical basketball weighs about 21 to 22 ounces or about 1.3 to 1.5 pounds. The air in the basketball is almost irrelevant to the weight because it only adds about 0.48 ounces or 0.03 pounds. The overall weight of a basketball also depends on the materials used in its production.

## How many pounds is a NBA basketball?

If we are talking about a standard NBA basketball, the standard weight is 22 ounces or around 1.4 pounds. (The weight of basketball in kg is 0.623 kg.) It measures 29.5 inches in circumference and is inflated to about an air pressure of 7.5 to 8.5 psi (pounds per square inch).

## How much do weighted basketballs weigh?

Heavy basketballs can feature either leather or rubber exteriors like a normal ball for indoor or outdoor play. The main difference is in the weight of the ball. Most weighted balls weigh in at roughly 3 lbs. This is more than double a typical basketball’s weight of 1.4 lbs.

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## Does an inflated ball weigh more?

Once you pump extra air into the ball, packing the air more tightly than normal and stiffening the ball’s surface, that additional air will appear on the scale’s weight measurement. A properly inflated basketball has about 0.01 pounds of extra air in it, so it’ll weigh an extra 0.01 pounds on a scale.

## 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.

## Why do some basketballs feel lighter?

A basketball feels about 1.5 percent lighter than its true weight, because the air around it helps to lift it up. … This means that the air below the ball pushes up harder than the air above it pushes down.

## How much is a basketball inflated?

An NBA regulation ball is inflated to between 7.5 and 8.5 psi. By regulating a basketball’s air pressure, the NBA can ensure fair playing conditions.

## How much do 6 basketballs weigh?

Size 6. Size 6 basketballs measure 28.5” and have a standard weight of 20 oz. Logically, size 6 balls are slightly smaller than size 7 basketballs, making them ideal for players with smaller hand spans.

## How heavy is a NBA basketball in KG?

The official weight and size of an NBA basketball is 22 ounces (1.38 lbs or 0.62 kg) and 29.5 inches (75 cm) in circumference. There are quite a few other basketball sizes made for different leagues and age groups.

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