Used by professional athletes of the NBA since 1983, the Spalding® NBA official game ball sets the standard for ultimate performance and playability. Designed to meet all the stringent size and weight specifications set by the league, this ball is crafted from the finest full-grain leather for excellent feel and touch.
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Full-grain leather delivers excellent feel and touch
Recommended for top-level, competitive indoor play
Meets stringent NBA standards for official weight and size
Comments about Spalding Official NBA Leather Basketball 29.5"":
I use the new ball to shoot NBA-distance 3's as I have done for several years now. It bounces well. It lacks the grip of a typical ball. But that is apparently how official NBA balls are. They are anything but pretty and have far less grip. It also scratches easily (even with indoor only use), as it is all-leather. But if you want pretty and unofficial grip, maybe you ought to play hop scotch or jax. This is a ball for serious ballers.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend