Best sports fanbasketball equipment according to redditors

We found 39 Reddit comments discussing the best sports fanbasketball equipment. We ranked the 21 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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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/heroinhero · 11 pointsr/nba

Chains are so unsatisfying when you swish the ball though.

Also, I bet you could get nets in bulk for ~$1 or less each. (They're about $3 as an add-on item on Amazon).

If the net lasted at least a month, it'd be about $12 a post/$24 a court to maintain for a year(in materials). I guess then the question is who would be in charge of collecting donations and actually going out and replacing the nets.

Maybe the city parks and recreation department?

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/WhiteGuyInPI · 5 pointsr/Basketball

some basketballs pick up dust more than others. You'll have to find one that works for you. Personally I use a Striker Dri-Tec indoor/outdoor ball and think it works GREAT.

RE: dribbling - you're just gonna have to put the time and effort into dribbling practice. No "shortcut" to this one. Practice stationary dribbling while keeping your eyes up/focused on the rim. here is a dribbling training video

As you get more comfortable, move into dribbling on the go while keeping your eyes up/on the rim. That will eventually lead to cuts/drives/ etc and "skill dribbling."

you could buy "court vision" goggles to assist you in your drills, but IMO you're better to just save your money (but in case you're interested, they're here.

Alternately, you can make your own if you want to put the effort into it. video here

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/MondoHawkins · 2 pointsr/hockeyplayers

I've seen basketball dribbling glasses recommended. They're designed to limit your ability to see down.

u/IWatchTheBruins · 2 pointsr/hockeygoalies

Yes and I'm livid when I get to the rink and forget the sleeves. It sucks playing without them.

I've got embarrassingly skinny legs, so the bulk helps my knee pads stay in place - but really the extra padding is great for landing. I get much less bruising after (I know I need new knee pads).

I use something like this but not that brand. I ended up with something cheaper in funky colors because it reduced the cost even more... They have a silicon (or something) like strip on the top and bottom elastic that helps them stay in place on my skin. And not just height wise, it kept them rotated the way I want to favor the inside of my knees.

I tried volleyball knee pads. I wish they worked better because they have excellent padding, but didn't find any that had a similar elastic, so they kept shifting out of position, rotating and dropping, on my chicken legs. Though, I'm sure if you spent more you could find a quality pair.

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/epicrepairtime · 2 pointsr/Portland

For the nominal cost of a sheet of poly and an hour of DIY repair VS the cost of buying a new hoop this isn't a terrible deal.

I'm not in the market for a BB hoop, but if I was and saw this one I'd buy it and fix it up.

...that said, I'm pretty decent with my hands/tools, so a minor thing like installing a sheet of poly wouldn't really put me out much.


It would also be pretty easy to just use a sheet of plywood to repair it.

Really, a simple repair job.

A hoop like that can cost around $200-$300 new.

For the less skilled, a replacement backboard/rim costs around $80

u/literal-lol · 2 pointsr/nba

$400 and it's yours! :D

Edit: Found a cheaper one here.

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/xpen25x · 1 pointr/DIY

Lifetime 73650 44 Inch Shatterproof Backboard and Rim Combo Kit

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.

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/phenom01 · 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/rjcarr · 1 pointr/Basketball
u/SuminderJi · 1 pointr/nba

Holy shit!

Dude I love you a little right now. I'm doing this thing which gets me gift cards. I spent a good 3 hours looking for things that will ship to me (Mississauga) from the .com website. I found nothing.

You just killed two birds with one stone for me. Awesome sauce.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Softball

These basketball pads work well, good knee padding protection and act as a compression sleeve. They also have thin softball pads but they only cover the knee, not the whole leg.

u/killer833 · 1 pointr/bjj

I have the McDavid ones. So far so good, they're fairly comfortable but I cant comment on longevity as I've only been using them for a few weeks. I popped my knee cap and it's enough padding to for rolling. On sale right now at Amazon, grab em!

u/aliaswyvernspur · 1 pointr/videos

Here’s a replacement. Well, maybe don’t get it from Amazon.

u/ginflut · 1 pointr/nba

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

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/SuperAwesomeBrah · 1 pointr/nba
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/flampoo · 1 pointr/Basketball

I've put in a lot of hours on a Lifetime system. Not that model, but similar. Held up great. Got slammed on. Never a problem. Sturdy.