Hey folks, random question for ya. I'm looking into buying a new basketball as I normally play at a gym here on the South Side and have gotten tired of using their terrible excuses for basketballs.
What I'm looking for is a nice, solid ball that isn't necessarily cheap but isn't going to cause me to break the bank, either. I don't know what's good or what's not anymore, but I've heard a lot of people praise balls made by Wilson, but all the ones I've played with have seemed to be made out of carpet on the outside instead of leather. Am I just not playing with the right ball from them? I've not played many games with a Nike ball, but from what I've experienced just with shoot-around with them is that they don't have much traction as others. And I've heard alot of people talk crap about Spalding and the Authentic NBA Game Balls, as well. However, every time I've played with them, they have felt great (TWSS). In fact, and I know this might sound weird, but I had an instance a few years ago where I got to play with the infamous Spalding Cross Traxxion NBA Ball. Remember this little beauty?
I thought it was fantastic. I understand that it was supposedly cutting NBA players' hands up and stuff, but the other complaints about awkward touch and difficult in dribble control didn't seem to apply when I played. Thought it was a nice ball.