2020-05-14

END OF THE SPALDING ERA IN NBA

As basketball fans since the 90s, they will always associate the NBA league with a Spalding ball. Watching Sunday replays or earning the first nights after all of us dreamed to be like Jordan, we dreamed, also about a Spalding ball by first knocking on a nearby pitch cheesy gummy gum bought in a sports store

Cool times and memories. From the 2021/22 season, Spalding will also be a memory in the NBA league, as Wilson returns to the league, supplying the ball from 1946 to 1983.

On this occasion, let's recall the history of the Spalding brand. The founder of the brand was Albert Goodwill Spalding, who was a baseball player in 1871-1875.
After retiring in 1876, he decided to manufacture sports equipment. Of course, as a former player his production was directed to the world of baseball and his ball instantly became the official ball of the First Major League Baseball for 100 years (1876-1976)

In 1887 Spalding conquers the next American league and develops the prototype of a football ball. It is made of the highest quality leather and laced with a leather strap.

In 1894 the moment that interests us the most comes. Three years earlier a Dr James Naismith invents basketball, but the game is played using football, and it was in 1894. establishes cooperation with Spalding.

In 1983 Spalding becomes the official supplier of NBA league balls and every year strives to meet the requirements of the league, the players' union, so that the equipment produced is of the highest quality.

According to information given yesterday, Spalding will leave the league at the end of the season in 2021.






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