Shop for Basketballs from Hayneedle.com! Perfect for pick-up games, the Spalding Tip In Basketball features a durable outer rubber cover designed for any playing surface. You'll be able to take shots from the harshest courts both indoors and out with this official NBA size ball! Best of all, it comes in a variety of color options so you can give it a unique flavor that speaks to your own unique style of play. Boomshakalaka!About SpaldingFounded by Boston Red Stockings pitcher A.G. Spalding and his brother, J. Walter Spalding, in 1876, the company (or its successors) been developing innovative products ever since. From creating the first American football, to producing the first basketball for Dr. James Naismith, to the latest advances in INFUSION technology (balls with built-in pumps), Spalding has been on the cutting edge of the sporting goods industry for well over a century. True to the founders' vision, the company has delivered quality goods that reflect a commitment to workmanship in every finished product, every step of the way. Today, these products are manufactured by Russell Brands, LLC, owner of the Spalding trademark.