A stylized replica of the early era basketball from the game's formative years. It is a bit heavier than a modern ball, but it can be dribbled and shot, and it is suitable for non-competitive play . It has sewn seams and a rawhide lace. The purpose of the lace is to close the gap where the ball's rubber bladder is inserted. We find that the lace does not significantly effect the ball's playability.
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