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The NBA rarely makes major changes in equipment. In almost 75 years of NBA history, the league has changed its basketball only four times, and those tweaks haven't always stuck.
For many years, leather was the material of choice for basketball coverings, however, in the late 1990s, synthetic composite materials were put forth and have rapidly gained acceptance in most leagues, although the NBA's game balls still use real leather (outside of a brief experiment with a microfiber ball in 2006 that was not well received).
Composite / Synthetic Leather – these basketballs are covered with artificial or synthetic leather material that has the feel of leather, as it has been designed that way, but much cheaper to produce and manufacture. Since it is synthetic, the material has a uniform feel which is why it does not need to be broken-in as it already has that soft feel even when new.
The NBA Microfiber Composite Ball is manufactured by Spalding, features a new design and a new material that together offer better grip, feel, and consistency than the current leather ball. This ball was used as the Official Game Ball of the NBA for the beginning of the 2006-2007 Season.
The NBA is changing its official game ball. For the first time since 1982, Spalding won't manufacture the balls used for the 2021-22 season.