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[Best Buy] Spalding NBA Official Game Basketball - $129.99 ($50 off)

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[Best Buy] Spalding NBA Official Game Basketball - $129.99 ($50 off)

Regularly sells for $160-$180 depending on the retailer. Decent deal if you want the real thing.
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NBA game ball sucks! It doesn't last long before it get slippy. Also it feel light in the hand. Nowaday, most players would pick Wilson over the Spalding. Spalding messed up with the TF-1000 long ago with the new material.Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
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sbobcat wrote:
Apr 26th, 2019 12:29 am
NBA game ball sucks! It doesn't last long before it get slippy. Also it feel light in the hand. Nowaday, most players would pick Wilson over the Spalding. Spalding messed up with the TF-1000 long ago with the new material.Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
How can an NBA game ball suck?
I was going to get this, but i'm concerned now???
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jellytime wrote:
Apr 26th, 2019 2:57 am
How can an NBA game ball suck?
I was going to get this, but i'm concerned now???
Don't bother with Spalding, get a Wilson Evolution/CIS instead. It's a better ball in every possible way.
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jellytime wrote:
Apr 26th, 2019 2:57 am
How can an NBA game ball suck?
I was going to get this, but i'm concerned now???
It's got a short "amazing ball" lifespan, it's not so good after that. Wilson Evolution/CIS is a much better ball that will last you nearly forever.
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We use an official CIS ball in our weekly pickup league and it's fantastic! Highly recommended!
TDotCyclist wrote:
Apr 26th, 2019 3:06 am
It's got a short "amazing ball" lifespan, it's not so good after that. Wilson Evolution/CIS is a much better ball that will last you nearly forever.
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jellytime wrote:
Apr 26th, 2019 2:57 am
How can an NBA game ball suck?
I was going to get this, but i'm concerned now???
It doesn't. It does take a lot of time to break in though. The first time I used a game new game ball, I was shocked and thought it sucked too. But I've also used one that's been worn in, and it's amazing.

There's lots of reviews that say the same thing. You've got to be patient with it. But once broken in, it'll be good for a long time. It is lighter than an evolution though, so it will feel a little different.

https://besthoopslab.com/spalding-nba-o ... ll-review/

I personally I have an evolution. Little to no break in time required. I don't play enough any more to justify a game ball.

But if you do, and can afford it, I'd say give it a shot.
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Wilson evolution all the way..... And it goes on sale for 40 bucks sometimes.
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This right here is best way to use the spalding. Plus only good for indoor use imo
excellent3 wrote:
Apr 26th, 2019 8:46 am
It doesn't. It does take a lot of time to break in though. The first time I used a game new game ball, I was shocked and thought it sucked too. But I've also used one that's been worn in, and it's amazing.

There's lots of reviews that say the same thing. You've got to be patient with it. But once broken in, it'll be good for a long time. It is lighter than an evolution though, so it will feel a little different.

https://besthoopslab.com/spalding-nba-o ... ll-review/

I personally I have an evolution. Little to no break in time required. I don't play enough any more to justify a game ball.

But if you do, and can afford it, I'd say give it a shot.
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I partial to Baden (indoor) and Mikasa (outdoor) as alternatives...Haven’t looked at a Spaldiing ball in many years
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$130 for a basketball...
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Only get this ball if you're ready to go through a break in period of at least 1-3 months depending on how often you play. For the casual player that does not want to wait that long, I'd recommend the Wilson Pro Evolution.

Here's an article about how the NBA selects their basketballs: http://www.espn.com/nba/playoffs/2015/s ... nba-finals
There is a lengthy break in period that NBA game balls need to go through before used, they are never "brand new" balls.

But if your planning on collecting signatures on a basketball from stars, then this would be a good choice :)
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As others have said, get if collecting, but otherwise get a Wilson Evo. If you get lucky, Evos hit around $40. Otherwise they're typically sub $75.

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