Naismith Basketball ▲ Golden Goose

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The Leather Head™ Naismith Style Lace Up American Basketball was designed to replicate the original style lace-up basketball that was used in the sport's formative years. Each ball is hand made, one at a time, by a skilled and dedicated craftsman, at the Leather Head™ Glen Rock, New Jersey, workshop. An heirloom quality ball that will only improve with use - a child's prized possession, a parent's favourite toy.

▲ Designed to be used - can be dribbled and shot.
▲ Constructed from eight hand-selected individual panels of supple Gold pebble grain leather.
▲ Each ball is individual, distinct, and special.
▲ Polyester thread.
▲ Raw hide lace.
▲ Extra tough rubber bladder.
▲ 30 1/4 inches in circumference.
▲ Made in the USA.
▲ Minor imperfections in natural leather to be expected.
"The leather that I mostly use is very natural, it's uncorrected leather. It's dyed, but it still shows a lot of the real natural qualities of the leather. You know, there's scars on it, there may be an occasional bug bite, but in general, all of those elements speak to the life of the animal that wore the skin. I want people to see that, and I want them to appreciate the fact that there is something real about this." - Paul Cunningham, Leatherhead Sports


Instructions: Balls are shipped uninflated. Inflate with hand or electric ball pump to approx 16lbs to 18lbs. Leather shell should sit flat when fully inflated, but can take some time to relax.


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