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Spalding Never Flat Outdoor Official Size Basketball

3.8 out of 5 stars 296 customer reviews
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Price: $56.99 - $74.77
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  • Durable rubber cover
  • Official NBA size and weight
  • Designed for outdoor play
  • Proprietary NitroFlate molecules are injected into the ball forming a protective barrier against air seepage
  • Exclusive membrane technology tightens the natural pores in the bladder to improve pressure retention


Product Description

Tired of always looking for a pump and needle? Your worries are over with Spalding's NBA NeverFlat Rubber Basketball.Durable rubber coverOfficial NBA size and weightDesigned for outdoor playProprietary NitroFlate molecules are injected into the ball forming a protective barrier against air seepageExclusive membrane technology tightens the natural pores in the bladder to improve pressure retentionSpecifically designed valve with cap eliminates leaks and keeps out dirtImportedThere are core sizes for basketballs: Size 5, Size 6 and Size 7. The size you require depends on the age of the player concerned and also the sex of the player. A size 5 basketball, is designed for players up to age 9. The ball has a circumference of 27.75" and weighs approximately 18oz. A size 6 basketball, is designed for players between the ages of 9 to 12. This is also the ball specified for Women. The ball has a circumference of 28.5" and weighs approximately 20oz. A size 7 basketball, is designed for all male players, 13 years and above. The ball has a circumference of 29.5" and weighs 22oz.

Product Details

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  • ASIN: B00TQQ3F7Y
  • Item model number: 63-803-Parent
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (296 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,387 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

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Size: Official Size 7 (29.5") Verified Purchase
I've been using this ball on my asphalt driveway for a couple of months, and I'm still very happy with it. The ball arrived perfectly inflated, and it has remained so even after more than 100 hours of hard play. The ball has a nice grippy cover which is very durable and perfect for outdoor use. I much prefer this type of ball to the indoor/outdoor variety. Those kinds of balls start off great, but they tend to lose their tackiness rather quickly after being used outdoors. About the only negative thing I can say about this ball is that the outdoor cover can be a bit harsh on your fingers after a lot of play. I guess this is a trade-off that one has to make if they want an extremely durable ball.
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Size: Official Size 7 (29.5") Verified Purchase
I've had the opportunity to play with this a bunch of times over the past month and I have to say that I really enjoy this ball for multiple reasons:

1) It's hardcore beyond belief. I play on a court with trees to either side and don't have to worry about anything stabbing my ball to death (it's happened before). Barring some terrible SUV run-in, it's not going to die on me any time soon.
2) The material is quite grippy. Even when it's a bit moist out I don't have to worry about being any worse of a ball handler than I normally am.

Some not so amazing things about it:
1) Unless you're a lumberjack, this thing is going to hurt your fingers. Maybe I just shoot oddly, but it seems to have a sandpaper effect at times - not a good thing if you enjoy playing for a while.
2) It sounds REALLY WEIRD. I mean, realllllly weird. It reminds me a bit of those bouncy kickballs from grade school, except on steroids. Every single person I've played with has done a double-take, so don't buy if you like playing with negative Nellies.

Overall, good ball. Don't anticipate any long-term issues.
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Size: Official Size 7 (29.5")
I've had this basketball for over two years and have used it on multiple surfaces. I have left it out in the rain and sun and it still doesn't lose air. It is easy to grip and handle and can be used anywhere. Good quality and VERY durable, it has landed on rose bushes MANY of times and it never lost air. When I got this ball it cost $50, it is way cheaper now, great deal and a no brainer.
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Size: Official Size 7 (29.5") Verified Purchase
The basketball is of quality construction and lives up to the Spaulding brand name. Only thing that I didn't expect is there is no way to pump air into the ball because the needle spot is sealed shut. I just bought it as an outdoor ball to use and abuse so I am not concerned and apparently it will last longer with air because of this feature.

Overall a good outdoor basketball to use and abuse.
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Size: Official Size 7 (29.5") Verified Purchase
We have 4 basketballs and this is our favorite one. WE have only had this ball 1 month but if it continues to do well we will probably have 4 of them in a year or 2. I can see how some people would complain about it coming not quite fully inflated. But we don't see that as a big problem. It is inflated and bounces well. Could more air be put into it? Sure but that may make it over inflated. Remember it is a basketball not a bouncy ball.
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By S. Lee on December 24, 2009
Size: Official Size 7 (29.5")
I had bought this ball about 3 years ago. I play basketball 2-3 days a week, and this thing has withstood the test of time. Over three years, the balls has only lost a tiny-bit of bounce. Amazing ball for the money. Must buy.
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Size: Official Size 7 (29.5")
Before I really got into basketball, I was planning on getting a streetball (rubber). I spoke to a guy who plays almost every day, and he told me to get an indoor/outdoor instead. I'm happy I listened to him.

I play streetball every weekend. Whenever I play, my ball is the one that ends up being used. The other ball is never as good as this one. It just feels right. If I walk around the court, I see the same thing going on - guys choosing Never Flats over the other ones. I've had it for over 15 months and haven't had to inflate it yet!
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Size: Official Size 7 (29.5") Verified Purchase
I was a little disappointed with the actual grip and play-ability of this ball, although the quality for outdoors is hard to beat. It's priced appropriately, but it has too much of an "outdoorsy" feel compared to a regular basketball. I guess that should be expected when purchasing an outdoor ball, but if you're looking for a regular basketball, this definitely isn't it.

Again, not a bad ball by any means, and worth it if it will be left outside to test the elements, but if you're looking for a more standard basketball, go with an indoor/outdoor ball from Spalding.
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