OFFICIAL: the new NBA ball for next season after 37 years

Times change in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and not only in terms of players, franchises and new technologies, since one of the essential elements for the competition, such as the ball, will also be part of a historical event.

The above, since when the new champion of the competition is crowned, no later than July 22, the organization will end its link with the sports brand Spalding, which was providing the balls since the 1984 season and remained in business relationship for 37 years.

Through its official channels, the NBA has presented its new ball, which was designed by the American company Wilson, which was present in the first three decades of the competition, and which already provided this clothing to the WNBA (basketball feminine).

The new NBA ball after 37 years

“No one was asking for major changes, but what they wanted was consistency; These are the best players in the world and they have a certain level of expectations. That’s why when we started working with the NBA, we all agreed that we will not change the specifications, assured Kevin Murphy, general manager of Wilson Team Sports to the portal Yahoo Sports.

Along these lines, the Wilson executive added that “what we had to do was deliver the product they were already using and make sure everything feels consistent as we move from one manufacturer to another; The good news is that what we predicted at the beginning was the fact that it would be a collaborative effort and we would follow the players and make sure that we are producing a product that gamers want and we achieved it.

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The new official ball of the NBA (Wilson Basketball)

The official premiere of the new ball will be given next week, when in Chicago, the city of origin of the sports brand, it takes place from Monday 21st Draft Combine 2021, an instance where future prospects will be seen by the franchisees overseers.

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