Top positive review
Ships Deflated - No Issues - Good Texture/Feel and Bounce
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2020
I bought the "Official Size" basketball and just as the description says it comes deflated in a bag. I was a little worried that the creases from being shipped deflated would cause the ball to be permanently deformed or out-of-round, but once inflated there were no issues.
Overall the ball has a good pebbled texture and nice bounce and is perfectly suited for outdoor (or indoor) play. Just remember that you will need an air pump to use, but you would also need an air pump even if the ball came inflated as any basketball (or soccer ball, or volleyball, etc.) needs to be inflated from time to time.
Also if you are thinking of this basketball as a gift, as the ball just comes in a bag the visual presentation may be lacking.