A New Basketball Gets Slick

Sweat seems to make a new basketball for professional players more slippery.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM November 2, 2006

Basketball players need more than strength, speed, and skills to be on top of their game. Technology, too, can make the difference between a slam dunk and a stolen ball.

Now, technology and basketball seem to have collided, and some players are calling foul. At the center of the debate is a new type of ball introduced over the summer by the National Basketball Association. The NBA season began last week.

A plastic basketball that's now the official ball of the National Basketball Association undergoes wind tunnel testing.

A plastic basketball that's now the official ball of the National Basketball Association u...

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