Basketball is a famous sport played in many parts of world. Almost every basketball have an inflatable inner rubber bladder, wrapped in the layers of fiber and then covered with a surface made either from leather (traditional), rubber, or a synthetic composite.
There is a small opening that allows the air pressure to be increased or decreased in different conditions. The First Company to produce a basketball for official use was Spalding. It has been the official Basketball manufacturer to the NBA’s official game since 1983. The balls of Women's National Basketball Association and NBA Development League are also produced by Spalding. After that a Japanese sporting goods manufacturer, named molten also produces the Basketball. Wilson Sporting Goods, Rawlings, Nike, Nivia are among the best and renowned manufacturers of Basketballs. India's first sports equipment manufacturer that produces hand made basketballs is NIVIA. It manufactures 1 ball in every 3 seconds. At the same time it assures the quality and power that goes through various tough tests. Some other basketball manufacturers are: Adidas, Avaro, Baden, Dunlop, DHS, Kipsta, Mikasa, Mitre etc.
By: Anita Aishvarya