Nearly all basketballs have an inflatable inner rubber bladder, generally wrapped in layers of fiber and then covered with a surface made either from leather (traditional), rubber, or a synthetic composite. As in most inflatable balls, there is a small opening that allows the pressure to be increased or decreased.
Are NBA basketballs made of leather?
Creating the Ball
The NBA Game Ball is made of leather that comes exclusively from the Horween Leather Company in Chicago.
Is Wilson or Spalding better?
Spalding basketballs are good with performance and premium quality leather for durability. On the other hand, Wilson basketballs feel excellent to the palm and have exceptional moisture-wicking material. Read difference between indoor and outdoor basketball.
What does an NBA ball feel like?
A brand new NBA ball feels hard, rough, and barely has any grip. This is because it is made of genuine leather. Genuine leather needs to be used and broken in for at least two months before it can be considered for game use.
What size basketball does a 13 year old use?
For boys, a size 6 basketball should be used between the ages of 12 and 13. For girls, a size 6 basketball should be used once they hit 12-years-old and is the official size used at the high school, college, and professional level. The circumference of the basketball should be 28.5″ and the weight 20 oz.