Basketball is an American sport and despite being an American sport, it is still loved by many in India. More than watching Basketball matches on TV, Indians prefer to play the game. It is common practice among parents to give a basketball made up of plastic to their children. Well, these kids gradually start loving the game and in no time, they start playing basketball with the real ball.
However, there is still a lack of knowledge when it comes to which basketball ball to buy. That’s why we will see all the information related to the best basketball balls.
Parameters to consider while choosing the right basketball
Indians are pretty naïve about the quality of basketball and what parameters could affect the quality of these balls. The three most important parameters are material, grip, and size. There are thousands of varieties when it comes to materials and each new day comes with new technology. So there has always been a constant change and obvious improvement in the material used for Basketball. Size varies as per age group, so do check the right size of a basketball.
The Basketball Chart: The size of basketball with age
|Size||Age Group in years|
|Size 7||15 plus|
List of Top 9 Best Basketball Balls
Spalding NeverFlat Elite Indoor-Outdoor BB
With Spalding NeverFlat Elite Indoor-Outdoor Basketball, you can play on the specially designed court and the roughest of the surfaces as well. Even if you use it on very rough surfaces for a longer duration, there would never be any damage to the ball. That’s how durable it is.
This 29.5 Inch ball consists of a premium composite cover with sponge carcass. Most importantly, NeverFlat air retention technology stays inflated for one year.
|Good for indoor or outdoor use||Expensive|
Wilson Evolution Game BB
Wilson Evolution Game Basketball has been specially designed for indoor games. This ball has been the preferred ball of many high school and college players. The ball has a technology called Cushion Core Technology, which combines two kinds of rubber for a soft feel and outstanding durability.-- Advertisement --
The ball also comes up with a microfiber cover. The grip and overall feel of the ball are quite outstanding. The price is slightly on the higher side but if you are a basketball lover and want to play sports with advanced technology, this is the ball for you.
|Soft feel||Not for outdoor use|
Spalding NBA Street Basketball
Spalding NBA Street Basketball as the name suggests is designed for outdoor matches and games. You can use it on rough ground, terrain, gravel pathway, or cement or concrete surfaces, the ball will serve you with the most efficiency.
The wide and deep channels also allow for excellent grip. The ball comes up with a rubber material, which takes down the overall price of the product. So, if you are looking for an affordable basketball for exclusively outdoor activities, then this is the best basketball for you.
Most notably, the ball flaunts the NBA Logo emblazoned on it.
|Great for outdoor use||Comes deflated|
|Consistent grip and bounce|
SportimeMax Hands-on Junior Basketball
SportimeMax Hands-on Junior Basketball teaches the kids how to position their hands on the ball. Remarkably, the proper markings and signings teach the kids and not any high-end software.
The ball has color-coded right- and left-hand prints on the surface to instruct the correct one-handed shooting form for both righties and lefties. Plus, the yellow and orange striping provides clear directions for the correct rotation of the ball, so kids can easily see how to put just the right spin on their shots.
The ball can be used for indoor as well as outdoor activities. It is very durable and comparatively cheap.
|Great for training young players||Only one size|
|Good for indoor or outdoor use||Comes deflated|
|Works for both righties and lefties|
Chance Premium Rubber Outdoor/Indoor Basketball
Chance Premium Rubber Outdoor / Indoor Basketball is designed for kids and that’s why it comes up with various color combinations to attract the young ones. With attractive colors, the ball does provide a great grip.
Kids generally find it hard to perform the task of pumping air into the basketball and that’s where the Butyl Bladder comes into the picture. Butyl Bladder retains the air for a longer duration and thus you can use it for a longer duration without pumping the air in it.
|Cool designs||Comes deflated|
|Good for indoor or outdoor use||Doesn’t come with a pump or needle.|
Dunnrite 9” Pool/Water Basketball
Pool basketball is not a very popular concept in India, but it is widely popular in Europe, especially in America. In simpler terms, pool basketball is a combination of water polo and regular basketball.
Dunnrite Pool/Water basketball will not have any effect of water, blazing sunlight, or chlorine present in the water. Well, you might think the grip on the ball would be far less in water. But they have designed a special grip on the surface of the ball to answer questions related to the grip of the ball in the water.
|Perfect for pool use||Comes deflated|
|Good size for kids|
Spalding Rookie Gear Indoor/Outdoor Composite 27.5 Youth ball
Spalding Rookie Gear Indoor/Outdoor Composite 27.5 Youth Basketball can be used indoors as well as outdoors. Most importantly it is designed for kids with extra softness and bounce. For children, a regular basketball is pretty hard and one knock from it could prove to be a fatal blow. The material is composite leather, and the ball is the best option for the kids in the age group 4-7.
|Good for indoor or outdoor use||Higher price compared to similar products|
|Nice size for young kids|
|Soft, durable cover|
Wilson NCAA Killer Crossover Basketball, Intermediate Size 7
Wilson NCAA Killer Crossover Basketball, Intermediate Size 7 can be used for both indoor and outdoor games. The ball has a very attractive color combination, which makes children play the game. The grip on the ball is perfect and the durability is excellent, and also the bounce is fantastic.
This is a perfect ball for recreational players as some fantastic features are loaded in this ball at a comparatively lower price. We definitely recommend this ball if you are a recreational player.
|Excellent grip||Not any specific con|
Mikasa BX1010 Premium Rubber BB
Mikasa BX1000 Premium Rubber is a great budget buy. It has all the necessary features and that too at a relatively cheaper price. The ball is designed for outdoor use, with excellent grip. Thanks to excellent grip, you can play in the cold as well as the rainy season.
|Price||Ball pump not included|
|Additional inflation possible|
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