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Best Game Ball
on January 14, 2015
These are hands down the best game balls you can buy. I've been playing and coaching basketball for at least 30 years and I LOVE Wilson Evolutions. I've had Spalding TF-1000s (these used to be the best), Badens, Nike, and Wilson Evolutions. The TF-1000s were amazing when they first game out in the 90's, but the ones they make now just don't feel as good as the original TF-1000s. Baden basketballs feel nice, but out of the dozen or so that we purchased for our program, probably 33% of them didn't hold air after just one season. Badens also seem to become lopsided quite easily. Nike game balls feel nice, but are just too expensive. They also don't feel quite as good as the Evolutions.
The Evolutions strike the right balance between grip and soft feel. They are durable (last for many, many seasons) and can be found for reasonable prices. After having tried all the major brands, we're sticking with the Wilson Evolution.