NBA ditches leather basketball....

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Pwn Toney, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. roscoe36

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    $1000 buys the same amount of stuff for me as it does for Stack. He just has more thousands, and thus, more nice stuff.

    Bottom line, this sets a dangerous precedent if the NBA can fine with what is basically, reckless abandon. The fines are a big sticking point for the players union. It's one thing to screw the players around. It's another thing to start clawing back their earnings.
     
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    First, wouldn't it be nice if there was coverage of the Pistons like this?

    Second, as to the ball. Seems to me that when announcing the change the league said that the ball had been evaluated and o.k.-ed by a group of players. Maybe I made that up, but I think I read it (but don't know where). And that it has been used in some contexts for some time, etc.

    But, if true, then why isn't / hasn't the league specifically saying / said so over and over again? And if not true, then what in the world are they doing? Surely it must have been predictable that the players would react to any change in the game, and just as surely it must have been predictable that having a controversy just gives everyone a black eye and hurts the game.

    I just don't get it.
     
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    The ball reportedly has effected guys like Chauncey, Nash, and Kidd who are some of the best passers in the league. I have not heard anything from Chris Paul, but those 3 guys are proof that the ball is bad for playmakers.
     
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    Sounds like their done goofing with materials...now they wanna screw with the number of panels on the leather one :nerd2:

    RealGM: Basketball Wiretap Archives: NBA Halts Development Toward Composite Ball

    full story at ESPN.com
     
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    I don't think that means there will be only two seams, just two panels underneath the skin. Someone smarter then me please correct me.
     
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    I think panels and seams mean the same thing. I know Rawlings introduced a 10-panel ball a couple of years ago. The rationale is that more panels will give the player more seams to grip the ball when shooting, passing, or catching. I don't see how reducing the panels from 8 to 2 could actually improve the ball.
     
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    Maybe they should just switch to a soccer ball. Plenty of panels and the ball wouldn't have to be aligned before shooting it. Also, the international players would be totally comfortable with it.
     
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    They did discuss this, but David Stern felt that the soccer ball would give Darko an unfair advantage.
     
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    Before a switch is make, the NBA needs to look at the PF logo to see what ball we use...:)
     
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    Nice one Nemo.
     
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    omg! that would hilarious and the international players would so happy wouldn't they?? lol they probably play better than the american players:hoops:.....see more baskets
     
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    Also, take out the kicked ball rule. If they can use their feet, let them. Think of the highlights on fastbreaks with kicked alley oops.
     
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    Bowen might achieve 'superstar' status overnight cuz no one's kicked as many balls as he has
     
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    I'm not sure if I'd want to hear Mason yelling, "Field Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     

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