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Spalding NBA Street Basketball

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Intermediate Size 6 (28.5")
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  • Official NBA Street Basketball, Size 6 (28.5")
  • Performance Outdoor Cover
  • Wide Channel Design for Incredible Grip & Feel
  • Designed for Competitive Street Play
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Product Description

About Spalding Founded by Boston Red Stockings pitcher A.G. Spalding and his brother, J. Walter Spalding, in 1876, the company (or its successors) been developing innovative products ever since. From creating the first American football, to producing the first basketball for Dr. James Naismith, to the latest advances in INFUSION technology (balls with built-in pumps), Spalding has been on the cutting edge of the sporting goods industry for well over a century. True to the founders' vision, the company has delivered quality goods that reflect a commitment to workmanship in every finished product, every step of the way. Today, these products are manufactured by Russell Brands, LLC, owner of the Spalding trademark. Available in two sizes. Performance outdoor cover. Wide channel design for incredible grip and feel. Designed for competitive street play.

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About Spalding

A Division of Russell Brands, LLC, Spalding is the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world, and America's first baseball company. Spalding is the official basketball of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA, the official baseball of the Little League World Series, the official volleyball of the King of the Beach Volleyball Tour and of the "Pro Beach Series" and the official football of Pop Warner. In addition to being a leading producer and marketer of basketballs, footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls, Spalding produces softballs under the Dudley brand. The SPALDING and DUDLEY trademarks are owned by Russell Brands, LLC.

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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 12 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B007RNYHYS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,379 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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108 of 110 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 5, 2008
Size: Official Size 7 (29.5")
For an outdoor basketball, grip, durability and balance, are probably the most important considerations. Spalding's `Street' basketball ranks pretty high in those key departments. You get a nice firm grip, the durability of the pebbled finish seems to be pretty good, and you get a nice bounce on various types of hardcourts. The grip may not be as good as Spalding's NBA `Legacy' ball, but it is very close. Like many outdoor type balls, it may feel a little heavy on an indoor court. It's reasonably priced, so if you need an outdoor ball, you really can't go wrong with this one.
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257 of 297 people found the following review helpful By R. Larkins on July 22, 2014
Size: Intermediate Size 6 (28.5") Verified Purchase
I suspect something may be wrong with the Spalding intermediate size basketball because nearly every time I throw the ball with varying degrees of arc, it makes a loud, dischordant, reverberating sound against the rim and fails to adequately follow a path through the cylindrical oriface as I've seen the tall fellows on tv do. This is the second Spalding branded ball I've tried with these same poor results. My percentage of made shots to missed shots is vastly disproportionate in favor of the latter. One neighbor boy suggested my problem may be the result of my throwing "bricks" as he called them. I assured him I was, indeed, throwing a basketball and not masonic construction materials. The ball appears to be sufficiently radially symmetric with equal internal distribution of air and no external weather related inclimations or phenomena were noticeable nor reported in local media. However, when I attempt the bounce the ball as I move about the driveway, the ball doesn't always return to my hand and I've seen on tv. It often bounces off of my feet and rolls off to the neighbor's yard. Once, the ball returned very quickly into my groin area, seemingly defying Newtonion laws of motion as the amount of energy radiated into this sensitive area seemed to be exponentially higher than the amount of force propelled downward. I was at once fascinated with the idea that perhaps the angle of the driveway combined with the spin of the ball may have invoked the law of conservation of angular momentum. My fascination quickly subsided in indirect proportion to the amount of pain in my lower abdomen while I gingerly limped to my office to ponder where the physics was breaking down.Read more ›
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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 29, 2007
Size: Official Size 7 (29.5") Verified Purchase
Ball is well constructed and comes well packaged. Seems durable as well. Note that this is a rubber ball and therefore will be rougher on the hands than an indoor leather ball. I'm happy with it.
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50 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Escott on May 14, 2013
Bought this ball for the summer season to shoot some hoops at an outdoor court near my house. Court was typical playground setup, with blacktops and basic metal backboard and rim.

The ball arrived in perfect condition. I pumped in a little extra air, and off I went. Played about 6-8 hours each week using this ball, all on outdoor surface. The rubber and grooves tolerated the rough outdoor surface very well. Three months later, as I changed to play indoors, the surface and grip of the ball were still excellent.

The ball also performed well in the indoor setup. Granted, it wasn't nearly as good as other basketballs made of composite or leather material... But keep in mind that this cost $10-15, I thought it was perfect for me as a recreational (and aging) pick-up "baller." In any case, I don't think I possess the athleticism to really benefit from the difference in quality of a more expensive, better material ball.

Six months into ownership, the inflation valve broke as I tried to pump the ball. In short, the valve basically "slipped" inside the mall, so it was no longer inflatable. The only disappointment I have with this ball is its relatively short lifespan. I tried to look up warranty information from Spalding's website, but thankfully Amazon came to the rescue.

TL; DR

PROs:
-Affordable
-Grip/surface can withstand extended use
-Designed for outdoor, but of course it also bounces indoor as well

CONs:
-Longevity
-Material is not leather, not composite

IDEAL FOR:
-Agingin ballers with arthritic knees, fluid build-up, ankle soreness, bad shoulders, etc.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Alexey on May 16, 2013
Size: Official Size 7 (29.5") Verified Purchase
I wanted the ball to play outdoors and this one I liked very much. A good rubber, a good bounce.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By G. Lachica on April 26, 2010
Size: Official Size 7 (29.5") Verified Purchase
I Play Always in Street Courts here in Venezuela and obviously as a Street the ground is hard, and this ball is great for playing there, it's way durable and feels great, this is my third one I Bought since 10 years now on.
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68 of 92 people found the following review helpful By SethST7 on August 20, 2012
I am sorry, but I trusted over 100 reviews that said this was was good, and I finally decided to get it.

The price was definitely attractive, but as always, you get what you pay for.

If you have ever played with Indoor balls like TF-1000, or quality outdoor balls Zi/O Excel Basketball then you will hate this ball.

The one I got was nicely inflated, but is not fully round, so the bounce is unpredictable, and the rubber consturction doesn't look that quality.

I am keeping mine just because I bought it at a good price ($10.00), and I'll use it as a second ball, but hope this will save some of you the time and money that you don't want to spend.
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