NBA ditches leather basketball....

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  1. Pwn Toney

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    "The NBA unveiled its new game ball Wednesday, and it will be put into use at the start of the 2006-07 season.The biggest, and most important, difference is that the ball is no longer leather. Instead, it's made of a microfiber composite..."

    The league also announced that it will be changing official bench chairs to new collapsable folding chairs, which are stored under the court and will make it much easier for opposing players to dash on to the court and stealthily smash their targets over the head and dash back to the bench before the victim can recognize who the culprit was.

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060629/SPORTS0102/606290355/1127
     
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    Hey - just like the WWF?
     
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    Hey man, what is this WWF that you speak of??? :confused:
     
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    The whole world is only now realizing what pro wrestling knew 90 years ago: fake makes more money.

    Stern is exactly like Vince McMahon. He's not interested in overseeing a competition won by the best team, but making the most money for the promotion as a whole. So don't expect him to apologize for stacking the rules against the Detroits and San Antonios, any more than you'd expect Vince to apologize for Kurt Angle having to lose to some JUCO basketball dropout like the Undertaker.
     
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    Its a Wrestling corporation. WWF stands for World Wrestling Federation. For some reason I think a guy tried to sue them because he already did something like that so they changed it to WWE for World Wrestling Entertainment. Anyways the wrestlers can sneak a chair into the ring while the ref isn't looking and hit the opponent with it.
     
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    Politicians knew it way before them. :P
     
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    Strippers too.
     
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    The promotional style is WWE-esque.
     
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    NO LEATHER? Sacrilege I tell you!!! :P

    I wonder what affect it might have on NBA stats...all the way from steals to free throw percentage?
     
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    commentators sometimes talk about stats from the 'post-shotclock era'. will they now start talking about stats from the 'post-non-leather-ball era'??

    ie. wow, chaunceys FT% is 90.6 in the post-non-leather-ball era. i remember when players would shoot in the high 90's before this revolutionary change.
     
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    I'll tell you one thing: Every time a player goes into a shooting slump, we're going to hear complaints about "the new ball."
     
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    Conspiracy therory!!! Perhaps there will be a projectile contained inside the ball controled by remote so that the league can increase the shooting accuracy. They can shot off a hot team that is winning by a blow outto make a game more competitive or give a cold team some help so people won't turn away. Thus we will see hirer shooting percentages and more points scored. Stern is a mad scientist at work!!! LOL!!!:nod:
     
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    Shaq hates the new ball.
     
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    The NBA probably made this high tech ball that contains technology so they can guide the ball of Dwayne Wade and Lebron to go in, when the refs fail to call the foul cause somebody got within three feet of their space. The NBA is broken. They need to spend their energy on fixing their problems. They need to major on the major instead of the minor.
     
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    Oops Winless. I guess I should have read your post first. Then I wouldn't have posted my thought. You must have somehow known what I was going to post and beat me to it. You dirty dog you.
     
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    Yeah, they're already complaining... especially the Heat players... slippery with sweat... bad grip etc.
    Shooting % could go down this year 'til they get a handle on it... or as we used to say "put a string on it"
     
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    I don't see how a ball can possibly affect Shaq's game. They could be playing with a bowling ball and he would still get his 5 dunks/game and brick all his free throws.
     
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    Hahaha, I thought the same thing when I saw that article. Shaq is probably the LAST guy in the league that the ball affects.
     

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