NBA Will Stop Using Leather Basketballs In Victory Against Animal Cruelty
One big change this NBA season may go unnoticed by most fans, the retiring of the traditional leather basketball in favor of the better performing synthetic ones. Persons concerned with animal cruelty finally won a big victory for animal rights when they influenced both the NBA and Spalding to change to the synthetic basketballs. Since the synthetic balls are superior in so many aspects, games may even improve as well. Synthetic balls have excellent bounce characteristics, and could even result in faster downcourt hustles and even speed up games and provide a little more action. It will be interesting to see if scores increase somewhat this season as a result of this subtle, yet great change in this game.