Quick Answer: What is the weight of an official basketball?

How much does a basketball weigh 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.

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 is basketball so heavy?


Weighted balls can force you to put more effort behind your downward motion when dribbling. The extra push is necessary to have the ball return to the desired dribbling height. Using a heavy basketball during dribbling drills can help build wrist and forearm strength.

Is Olympic basketball smaller than NBA?

The dimensions of the basketball court in FIBA-regulated contests are smaller than those in the NBA. The FIBA court is approximately 92 feet long, 49 feet wide with the 3-point line at 20 feet, 6 inches. In comparison, the NBA court is 94 feet long, 50 feet wide and the 3-point line measures out 23 feet, 9 inches.

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