Best sports fan basketballs according to redditors

We found 26 Reddit comments discussing the best sports fan basketballs. We ranked the 13 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Sports Fan Basketballs:

u/hamknots · 51 pointsr/Wellworn

Best ball I’ve ever owned.

Edit: That link automatically selects the intermediate size, so you’ll want to switch it to official.

u/soxandpatriots1 · 7 pointsr/Basketball

If you're prioritizing price and durability, the Spalding NBA Street ball is a decent choice:

It's only like $15. It's rubber, so it's definitely gonna feel "cheaper" than a nice indoor-only ball, but it's made to be played outside and shouldn't get messed up from snow and ice. Should also be fairly easy to grip even if it gets somewhat wet.

Another option is an indoor/outdoor basketball like this:

About $30, and will feel more similar to an indoor game ball, if that's important to you. I suspect that ball gets a little more slippery when wet.

u/Ravenstown6 · 7 pointsr/hiphopheads

neverflat last a long ass time but can feel weird and rubbery after a while. My favorite is the street ball. Cheap and holds grip for a long time. You can also get the wave which has lines dug into it and long lasting grip.

u/_HEY_EARL_ · 4 pointsr/delusionalcraigslist

For reference, a two pack of brand new balls for $60.

u/timtamtucker · 4 pointsr/nba

Best ball on the market.

u/thehami · 3 pointsr/BasketballTips

always start close by the hoop to work on your form once you enter the park, shooting at the hashmarks around the FT line helped me gain more consistency and I instantly felt more confident shooting long range, i continue to do this once I get to the park. once you do that, shoot a lot of mid-range jumpers then start at the corner or straightaway for threes. just remember to always start real close to the hoop once you enter the park or gym. I also needed an adjustment period when I went from inside to outside, it could be a mental thing. I also always end my sessions with 3-5 straight free throw makes and that always helped me.

for a ball, i've always liked this one but i know some people don't. It's generally good and has lasted me about a year and a half so far, I might get another one because the one I have now is starting to lose grip.

u/literal-lol · 2 pointsr/nba

$400 and it's yours! :D

Edit: Found a cheaper one here.

u/Clavo_PR · 2 pointsr/Basketball

I got a training ball recently and with only two weeks of shooting 200 jump shots a day I have added a good 5 feet of range. It takes a while to adjust to the regular ball after training with this but it has added so much benefit in my jumpers. Its heavy and helps with the forearms but it makes you use your legs as well.

u/PreDominance · 2 pointsr/androiddev

So I was actually pretty bored. The amazon API is great for organized large-scale applications, but if you want to get right down quick and dirty, you can always just scrape the webpage. This isn't generally well-liked, but it is a quick and easy way to get web information.

So I wrote a quick program that does that in Java (quick meaning took me an hour to get everything just right, but eh..). Simply enter the item to search, and it will find the first available item given the search terms, and report the URL and Price.

>Enter an item to search: basket ball



>Enter an item to search: r9 295x2



>Enter an item to search: huge dildo



u/catpjs · 2 pointsr/nba

I bought this off amazon and it’s worked well for me. Good grip and bounce. Haven’t used it daily or continuously for very long periods of time so can’t say much on durability 🤷‍♂️

u/SuperAwesomeBrah · 1 pointr/nba
u/4Vesta · 1 pointr/vegan

What about the ones the NBA used for part of the '06 season?

> The material is a microfiber composite

Not sure if they're all synthetic material or not. Here's one for only a grand.

u/azdre · 1 pointr/nba

Too much. That's a Stern ball which might be why the cost is a bit inflated (Silver is on the new ones). Usually an official NBA game-ball is ~$100.

Once broken in, an NBA game-ball is hands-down the best ball to hoop with, but, and this is an important point, it takes a lot of time to break in a game-ball (weeks of daily use) and it must be done in a pristine setting.

Pristine setting = squeaky clean indoor gym. No exceptions.

The slightest bit of dust/dirt/grime will ruin the leather, especially once it starts loosening up and getting worked in.

But boy oh boy, if you do it right (or are lucky enough to actually have used real game balls), there's no other basketball like it. Silky smooth but incredibly tacky (with a little bit of moisture). The sound it makes on a perfect swish is unmatched. Best of the best, obviously.

That being said, like many others have mentioned, there are better more realistic options out there.

u/ginflut · 1 pointr/nba

Get the tack soft pro from Spalding. Great basketball for the price! It is available on amazon uk.

u/rjcarr · 1 pointr/Basketball
u/panthers_fan_420 · 1 pointr/nba

Which ones do you think? I normally play on actual courts, but I also want something that is ok to be played outdoors.


What about the official ball?

Is that even worth it?

u/phenom01 · 1 pointr/Basketball
u/Mr_Dislexyc · 1 pointr/Basketball

For indoor: Wilson Evolution Indoor Game Basketball Official (29.5")

For outdoor: Spalding NBA Replica Indoor/Outdoor Game Ball, Orange, Size 7/29.5-Inch

u/s2xtreme4u · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

heres my dog album

I have two pitbulls, had a third till she got sick and had to be put down :( and an australian shephard who is strong enough to pull both my pits around when they play tug of war. i know exactly what toys last the longest.

This ball is by far their favorite and lasts until we lose them. your dog will rip off the feet, the horns and the squeeker but the ball part will last forever!

Other pit owners claim this will last forever it took my dogs less than a minute to rip it open and rip out the stuffing. however, the outside has lasted a very long time! so if you dont mind it being split open it should last.

if i see a garage sale or go to a thrift store ill pick up a basket ball the dogs pop it immediately and it gets ripped apart but the majority of it has lasted a long time

if you go grocery shopping they have beef bones im pretty sure that what their called. but they not only feed your dog but the bones last a long time too.

if i win, the tick twister would be great since i live in the woods and its tick season.