- Description (Brief)
- In the 2006 season, the National Basketball Association introduced a synthetic basketball to replace traditional leather models. The ball, made of a microfiber composite, was uniformly rejected by players and its use was discontinued after a mere three months.
- This ball is an example of that failed experiment, provided by the Washington Wizards NBA franchise.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- Spalding & Evenflo Companies
- Physical Description
- synthetic (overall material)
- overall: 8 1/2 in; x 21.59 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
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- Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
- Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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