A basketball might be plain and orange, but there's a lot more to it than you think. Below, there are some facts about the basketball, and hey, you might just discover something new!
Basketballs are made out of genuine leather.
WNBA official balls may look similar in size, but they are actually smaller than NBA balls.
Basketballs are orange and brown in color, and they have little hole-shaped indents on them that help the players grip the ball better.
In the NBA, the basketball is 29.5 to 30 inches in diameter and 20 to 22 ounces in weight.
In the WNBA, the basketball is 28.5 to 29 inches in diameter and 18 to 20 ounces in weight.