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Old 12-11-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default New NBA ball will be gone: Leather ball will return on Jan. 1

http://www.insidehoops.com/leather-returns-121106.shtml

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Old 12-11-2006, 04:08 PM   #2
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Wow I didn't see this one coming. And to think that I was annoyed the Bucks brand new secondary logo features the old ball. I'm glad they ignored my request to change that.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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do you think it will take players a short time to readjust back to the NBA leather ball? especially the rookies?
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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it was dumb to do it in the first place
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:09 PM   #5
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Good news.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:09 PM   #6
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I didn't know about the ball cutting hands. Guess the complaining was justified.

<---Apologizes to every player except for Paul Pierce, who probably boosted the ball up because Spaulding is paying him.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:10 PM   #7
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WOW...very surprising

Say goodbye to your stats kevin martin
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:10 PM   #8
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"a stunning move" is an understatement. i'm sure a lot of players are happy, but also, after playing 3 months (including the preseason) with the ball, they're gonna have to get used to regular bounces as opposed to those weird bounces that ball takes off the rim.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:14 PM   #9
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good, my head hurts every time it takes one of those sticky bounces and falls in.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:15 PM   #10
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I think the question is now:

Will the ball be leather but have the same design with the black lines or will it be the original?
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:15 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I think the question is now:

Will the ball be leather but have the same design with the black lines or will it be the original?

hopefully the original
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:16 PM   #12
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It's ok, he operates in PST, so he's 3 hours slower than the real America.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:16 PM   #13
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good. but stern is proving to be a lil scared b!tch after that suit the players' union raised. he pulled the "if the players dont like it" card to cover up
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Quote:
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I didn't know about the ball cutting hands. Guess the complaining was justified.

<---Apologizes to every player except for Paul Pierce, who probably boosted the ball up because Spaulding is paying him.
I think the cuts were from players that handle the ball a lot, a la Steve Nash and Jason Kidd. Also, a lot of the assistant coaches were complaining about that because they pass the ball so much to players in practice. There was a lot of complaining about dryness, and cracking on their fingertips. Some even said that they have to put bandaids on their fingers before pratice to avoid that from happening. Steve Nash describes it as feeling like papercuts, and I noticed that he's had a couple of his fingers bandaged the last couple weeks.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:19 PM   #15
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It's ok, he operates in PST, so he's 3 hours slower than the real America.

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