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The balls are from good quality and quality price combination is ok. Balls are perfect foor outdoor court use and the weight is as expected. The delivery time was acceptable and all has been received well.

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10 others also recommend for basketball

My grandson will love this gift. Came quickly. Thank you

10 others also recommend for basketball

Our girls loved playing with this!

10 others also recommend for basketball

this basket ball size is perfect for my 5 year old grandson. He also llikes the red color. He has been practing his drippling every day.

10 others also recommend for basketball

It is the perfect size for my 4 year old basketball player!

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The balls are from good quality and quality price combination is ok. Balls are perfect foor outdoor court use and the weight is as expected. The delivery time was acceptable and all has been received well.

Basketball

My kids play it in a daily basis. Nice might purchase another one.

Basketball

Great ball!

does this basketball wear out

Not in the year i had it. And that was playing basketball outside 2-3 times a week. I actually think it gets better

Is the spalding mba basketball appropriate for an 8 year old?

Our NBA Street basketball is a great outdoor basketball. For an 8 year old, they would actually need size 5 (27.5"). Size 6 (28.5") is for children ages 9 thru 12.

Basketball

Great quality. It stays outside most of the time and has held up well.

Basketball

Good moderately priced basketball for outside play.

Basketball

Bought as a gift. Says he loves it. Score...

what size basketball is good for an 8 yr old?

I would recommend getting a normal size ball so they are used to it. Ball Size. The size of the ball in women's basketball ranges from 28 1/2 to 29 inches in circumference. The basketball in the men's game is between 29 1/2 and 30 inches.

what size basketball should I buy for a boy who is age 7? He is large for his age.

Age 7 we recommend our youth size basketball (27.5").

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Its a basketball

Worked as it should

Crossover Basketballs

Perfect for my 6 year old grandsons

Nice Basketball

Good quality

How many ounces is this ball? Is it appropriate for a 9 year old?

Start with the 27.5 inch one especially if it's their first basketball. Perfect for a 9 year old. My younger niece who's 7 still needs to throw it granny style to get the ball high enough to hit the rim.

Outstanding basketballs

I buy many types of balls for our playground and these are very well built. I highly recommend these. They also arrived earlier than described.

Great Basketball

I like the feel of these. Great price too. Can grip them real nice.

Kids Basketball

Perfect for my third grader! Practices with them every day! We purchased two of the balls..

Good Basketball

Daughter loves it. Was exactly as expected

Great Basketball

Great Deal too.

Great basketball

Our Grandson was so thrilled when he got this for Christmas. He also got a backboard and hoop so he is excited for winter to be over so he can use it.

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Basketball fun

My grandson will love this gift. Came quickly. Thank you

Great basketball

Grandson loves it!

Great basketball

Great basketball right size right feel.

Is this a rubber basketball?

The ball I purchased was the brown leather version, and it was not rubber, but a very good snythetic that has worked well for outdoor practice and for the indoor court on which the kids play their games.

How much air do you put in it?

We recommend between 7-9 PSI for this basketball.

Nice Basketball

Bought this for my 6 year old daughter as she was starting a basketball program at her school.Perfect fit for smaller hands as it is not as big and or heavy as an official ball.My daughter just LOVES the rainbow colors of the ball.This is well made and except for this size feels and plays like a REAL basketball.Recommended.

Great basketball.

Perfect!

Great basketball

Really bright colors, perfect for grandsons. Sturdy, nice size

is it good for 10 1/2 year olds

Yes. Here is a great article which shows the CORRECT various sizes for each age: https://www.basketballforcoaches.com/basketball-sizes/

my grandson is 8. I see reviews talk about 4-6 year olds. I dont want him to think its a 'baby ball'. Is it good for practice inside and out?

My son just turned 7 and has started to use my adult basketball with no issue. The size difference isn't significant. Personally, I would go with an adult ball for an 8 year old based on my experience.

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Basketball

Our girls loved playing with this!

Cool Basketball

We ordered one and got an anomaly, it wasn't holding air correctly. GlowCity overnighted us a new one immediately and its working just great. Customer service was much better than we expected and my son loves playing with it in the evenings.

Awsome basketball

This basketball is awsome easy to air up and as soon as you bounve it the light comes on very bright they love playing at night.

is this a standard size basketball or will it fit in swim pool basketball hoops which are smaller? what is the size?

this is a standard size basketball - it fits thru normal basketball hoops. hope this helps!

Does this basketball have any sort of vinyl or pvc coating on it? Or does the surface of the ball feel just like a regular basketball?

It feels like a regular basketball. My daughter and her friends have loved playing basketball with this ball.

poe
lighted basketball

My daughter loved this for Christmas, worked well enough to play into the dark but not too dark. We couldn't see the hoop after a while.

Ron
Glowing basketball!

Very cool You have to inflate it The glow happens when you bounce it and turns off when it is not in use I haven't seen how long it will last but so far it is very nice!

Love this basketball!

my son loves this basketball and light makes it so easy for him to play after dark!…

kim
Will this basketball hold up on an outdoor court?

It sure can Its very durable and meant to last!

Is this the same size and weight of a regulation basketball?

Yes, and my 12 year old son said it was the best grip on a ball that he had ever owned. I have actually purchased two of these ball in the past year.

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this basket ball size is perfect for my 5 year old grandson. He also llikes the red color. He has been practing his drippling every day.

good ball ya'll

good basketball, love the color. this is the smaller size.

Does not come blown up.

This basketball is really nice!…

Five Stars

Great Price and great quality basketballs.…

Five Stars

Perfect for my 6 year old who is starting basketball this spring!…

Great junior basketball!

Great basketball in junior size!…

Good economical basketball.

Very good basketball for the price.…

Got to love a purple basketball

i needed a purple basketball for a birthday gift for my nephew whose favorite color is...you guessed it....PURPLE. I was so happy to find a purple basketball it was great.…

Five Stars

Great basketball for my 5 and 7 year olds.…

Five Stars

Great for extra use for basketball hoop.…

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Perfect product!

It is the perfect size for my 4 year old basketball player!

Perfect size for my 6 year old!

…My 6 year old loves anything “army guy” related and he loves basketball as well so this was perfect!…

Chance basketball

Bought this for my grandson and he loved it! Very good quality

will you be getting more colors or the same ones when restocked in size 5?

Both! We'll be adding new styles and re-stocking our size 5 and 6 Chomper and Pascal basketballs.

Awesome product!

Perfect for outdoor basketball practice

Fabulous Basketball!

Gave this as a gift to my 8 year old son playing on a team for the first time. He absolutely loved the ball and is a perfect size and weight. We purchased the 28.5 size ball. He loves the super cool and unique design. He definitely doesn’t get his ball confused with the other balls.

Bright, bouncy and a FAVORITE

My 7yr old son loves his bright basketball.…I like it because the design helps us spot our basketball among others - helps us not lose it!…

The size of this ball is perfect for a nine-year-old boy

This size of this ball si perfect for a growing boy who loves basketball.…

Coolest basketball I own!

This ball is great. It has a solid feel and is an awesome design.

Quality basketball

It has good grip, bounces nicely and is an all around quality basketball

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