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Old 06-26-06, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesR
Why on earth would a league office that is so concerned with more scoring release a new ball that will lower shooting percentages?

At first, I thought the same thing, but after mulling it over, I'll venture a guess: leather costs more than "composite material." Since the manufacturers will still sell the new, cheaper-to-make basketballs for the same price as the old, expensive-to-make ones, the profit margin will be tasty. Stern isn't a retard, and Spaulding isn't evil... capitalism just is what it is.
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