Anonymous
Two weeks ago

New NBL Game Ball?

I've noticed in a few of the promos doing the rounds that coaches and players alike have been photographed with the Spalding Legacy ball. Wilson all over after just three years?

If so a bit ironic given the NBA has just changes from Spalding to Wilson for their game balls, yet we've done the reverse

Thoughts?

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Spurs  
Two weeks ago

A ball is a ball

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

A ball is a ball? A dog is a dog, but compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Wilson logo dropped off the NBL site a little while ago

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ME  
Two weeks ago

A ball is not just a ball. If anyone remembers those HORRENDOUS white and brown balls you'll know that the ball very much matters. The NBL literally looked like a clown act with that thing. It's very hard to take a league seriously if it's rocking some 1970s ABA knock off basketball.

Thankfully the ball I am seeing, as mentioned, is the Spalding Legacy. I hope they don't do something distasteful to it to take it from being a perfectly fine ball to an eyesore.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Are you talking about the molten ball used in intl/euro bball?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

How many panels? That's the main thing for shooters.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

"Are you talking about the molten ball used in intl/euro bball?'


No. This garbage https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/164234044524

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Ewwww!

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KET  
Two weeks ago

I regret asking.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I saw a news item with a JJ's player in it the other day. SPALDING.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

One of the first things new management did from memory was change the game ball, so hopefully we never retread that with any dullard thinking somehow it was a classic look or something. But it looks like we've got the standard Spalding, which will probably end up with the NBL logo on it. Hopefully no tuckshop mum has any bright ideas on how to make it more original

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RobT  
Two weeks ago

I am surprised that so many of you think that the ball is important. Isn't it all about the money? Who-ever offers the most money, has the better their ball!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If LK is involved in the decision making it only about the money.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

"If LK is involved in the decision making it only about the money."


HAHAHAHA yeah, heaven forfend any business be trying to make money, right?

"I am surprised that so many of you think that the ball is important. Isn't it all about the money? Who-ever offers the most money, has the better their ball!"

The only thing wrong with the white and brown monstrosity is that it was white and brown. That was an MBL style decision, nothing to do with the branding or functionality of the ball. As long as they're with either Wilson or Spalding, and the ball stays looking like a basketball, I am good.

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Senator11  
Two weeks ago

Man, I have an official Wilson ball and definitely think they are the best ones I've played with, better than the Spalding 1000's and a million times better than those Molten rocks.

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

I like the molten balls and I agree they are heavy, but I'm use to it since I have one.

I do prefer using the molten ball even though some shots ring out. The NBL used molten when the South Dragons won in 2009. Can’t remember how long the NBL used molten balls for. Definitely used in the 2000’s. I watched a game in Singapore, 2006 when the Tigers were playing over there. They were using molten back then.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

They switched from Molten to Spalding for the 2011/12 season.

Molten used to do just a normal-looking basketball, which was used by the NBL from 2001/02 to 2003/04, with the "hot cross bun" ball debuting for the 2004/05 season. 2000/01 used Spalding.

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