PDA

View Full Version : Shaq no fan of NBA's new ball



305TillIDie
10-05-2006, 03:20 PM
"I think the new ball is terrible," O'Neal said Monday. "It's the worst decision some expert, whoever did it, made. ... The NBA's been around how long? A hundred years? Fifty years? So to change it now, whoever that person is needs his college degree revoked. It's a terrible decision."

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AvrXKUuXfR76MCMZo4Sg6JWC0bYF?slug=ap-heat-shaq-newball&prov=ap&type=lgns

I agree with the players..they shouldve just kept the other ball...now alot of players around the league not too happy

Rocky Raccoon
10-05-2006, 03:22 PM
well I agree with what the guys from ESPN said earlier in the week, they will get used to it eventually.

NJFINSFAN1
10-05-2006, 03:38 PM
Yeah, poor Shaq, he might not hit his free throws!:wink:

Roman529
10-05-2006, 10:09 PM
Yeah, poor Shaq, he might not hit his free throws!:wink:

You stole my thoughts....Shaq should worry more about his free throw shooting then what kind of ball the NBA is gonna use. :lol:

UCFinfan86
10-05-2006, 11:29 PM
You stole my thoughts....Shaq should worry more about his free throw shooting then what kind of ball the NBA is gonna use. :lol:

my guess is the new ball can only help his FT shooting, its not like he can do much worse

Buddwalk
10-06-2006, 12:39 AM
im a fan of the original ball...havnt actually played with the new ball not even sure if its being marketed outside of nba use, I for one like my never flat ball alot...the grip on it is perfect and the bounce is perfect. I doubt the new ball will hurt shaq too much thought, despite him complaining bout it

Prime Time
10-06-2006, 03:14 AM
The new ball will probably cause a lot of complaints during the season...should not have fixed what wasn't broken.

Also, like Shaq said on Screamin A. Smith's show, compare his and Dirk's FT %s...Dirk clearly is better. But who made his when they counted in the Finals and who missed em? :D

nyjunc
10-06-2006, 08:17 AM
I didn't like the idea of the new ball but I have played w/ it and it's not that bad. These guys are so used to a certain ball so they hate it but they'll adjust qucikly and it won't be that bad.

tucker
10-06-2006, 02:13 PM
i dont even know why they created a new ball

Vertical Limit
10-06-2006, 02:16 PM
The new ball will probably cause a lot of complaints during the season...should not have fixed what wasn't broken.

Also, like Shaq said on Screamin A. Smith's show, compare his and Dirk's FT %s...Dirk clearly is better. But who made his when they counted in the Finals and who missed em? :D
Yeah, I watched that show of Quite Shaqly. :lol: It was pretty funny. GO HEAT!

Roman529
10-06-2006, 04:57 PM
The official Spalding NBA ball is sweet for the indoor game....I have used the outdoor composite models but nothing is better than a nicely broken in leather ball. Look for 40% shooting at best. :rolleyes:

Mike13
10-07-2006, 02:28 PM
They should practice playing with their balls.

Buddwalk
10-12-2006, 09:14 PM
I played with the ball today...from a ballers opinion of it, it just sucks

The grip and all is nice but if the ball gets wet its done...the ball fell in a puddle today and after we whiped it off it was really really slippery...even after it dried. I think in getting the ball wet it 100% totally killed the grip...though when the ball was dry i did go 6/10 on shooting 3s, so the grip is definitely nice if the ball is new and hasnt been drenched.

Roman529
10-12-2006, 09:22 PM
I played with the ball today...from a ballers opinion of it, it just sucks

The grip and all is nice but if the ball gets wet its done...the ball fell in a puddle today and after we whiped it off it was really really slippery...even after it dried. I think in getting the ball wet it 100% totally killed the grip...though when the ball was dry i did go 6/10 on shooting 3s, so the grip is definitely nice if the ball is new and hasnt been drenched.

Wasssupp Budd? Is it like the composite NBA Spalding ball that is an indoors/outdoor ball? Nothing bounces as nice in an indoor gym like a broken in leather ball in my opinion. I have been playing for 30+ years....I have an authentic red, white and blue ABA ball....I think the NBA should go to that. I also have a WNBA ball....it is easy to palm since the women use it...I take it out to the elemantary school's nine foot hoops down the road, and throw down some crazy slams with it. :D

Buddwalk
10-12-2006, 11:30 PM
Wasssupp Budd? Is it like the composite NBA Spalding ball that is an indoors/outdoor ball? Nothing bounces as nice in an indoor gym like a broken in leather ball in my opinion. I have been playing for 30+ years....I have an authentic red, white and blue ABA ball....I think the NBA should go to that. I also have a WNBA ball....it is easy to palm since the women use it...I take it out to the elemantary school's nine foot hoops down the road, and throw down some crazy slams with it. :D

imo they should go to the neverflat balls, best ball i've played with yet

nyjunc
10-13-2006, 05:12 AM
I played with the ball today...from a ballers opinion of it, it just sucks

The grip and all is nice but if the ball gets wet its done...the ball fell in a puddle today and after we whiped it off it was really really slippery...even after it dried. I think in getting the ball wet it 100% totally killed the grip...though when the ball was dry i did go 6/10 on shooting 3s, so the grip is definitely nice if the ball is new and hasnt been drenched.

I have been playing w/ it off and on for a few months now and while it's not as good as the old ball it's still pretty good and while NBA players sweat alot I don't think the ball will be falling in any puddles:D

Phinz4Life
10-14-2006, 10:43 AM
I tell yah, I'm not getting one of those any time soon. $100? Meh.

QwertyOne
10-15-2006, 01:34 PM
Yeah, I read that about a week ago. He said that the new ball felt like the fake Rubber ones that you buy at the toy store LOL