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    David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    NBA commissioner David Stern, in a stunning reversal, has decided to shelve the new microfiber composite basketball after just a few months of use and switch back to the old leather model for all games starting Jan. 1, ESPN.com has learned.


    The decision will be formally announced by the league later this week, according to sources close to the situation.


    Despite an avalanche of player complaints about the new synthetic model from the first day of training camp in October, skepticism was high among players that Stern would consent to a change during the season. But with a number of prominent players complaining of cuts on their hands caused by the new ball's high-friction cover -- Phoenix's Steve Nash and New Jersey's Jason Kidd among them -- Stern was forced to concede that an in-season swap was unavoidable with the new ball inflicting injuries.



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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    Good move, Sternie!!!!
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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    Nice. I'm sure everyone concerned will be happy about this development.
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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    its about f-ing time. those new balls were rediculus. they would hit the rim and die. no bouce.

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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    I thought it was odd they decided to switch to the new ball in the first place ... It is nice to see the league actually does give a crap about what its players think sometimes.

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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    I heard that the NFL is going to switch to a rubber ball next season. The rubber ball just bearly beat out the Nerf. LOL
    What were they thinking on that whole thing? At least they are changing it back. I don't follow Basketball until football is over. Has the new ball effected the scoring much?
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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    Good now we don't have to listen to the players constant complaints anymore. I think it is a good move by Stern.

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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    "midgensa" wrote:
    I thought it was odd they decided to switch to the new ball in the first place ... It is nice to see the league actually does give a crap about what its players think sometimes.
    I thought it was odd too. Why change something that already works?

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    Re: David Stern: "Leather ball will return on Jan. 1."

    Now they need to move the 3 point line back again and see how good these guys really are.

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