Consistency the key as NBA introduces new Wilson ball for 2021 campaign

Published by
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The introduction of a new ball to professional sports has been met historically with skepticism and sometimes controversy. In baseball recently, modifications allegedly prompted ‘juiced balls,’ which led to more home runs. FIFA uses a different ball for every World Cup, and nearly every World Cup brings complaints and issues from players. In 2006, the NBA implemented a synthetic ball — replacing the traditional leather — and it was a disaster. “Whoever did that needs to be fired,” Shaquille O’Neal grumbled at the time. Beyond that, athletes are, by nature, habit-forming and supersti…

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *