A new Spalding basketball design is set to be released on Thursday, May 30th at the tipoff of the NBA Finals' inaugural game. However, for the legendary company, this is a moment that extends to its roots.
The limited edition product marks the 125th anniversary of the creation of the first basketball by A.G Spalding. To commemorate this moment, the brand models the silhouette after an original that was designed by Albert Goodwill Spalding himself at the request of Dr. James Naismith. The latter was considered the creator of the popular sport.
The latest Spalding basketball design features a cover made of premium Horween leather, a "No. M" stamp to signify its a Match Play ball, as well as an authentic stamped logo of A.G. Spalding and Bros.
The anniversary ball will be made available to fans 30 minutes after a tip-off.