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Poor quality - valve broke after only a month
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2017
When I first received the ball, I was impressed with the quality. It was clearly not the same texture as the official NBA game ball, but was in line with what I expected for a replica ball. I played with the ball for about a month and did not have any problems. However, the first time that I went to re-inflate the ball, aside from when I first received it, the rubber valve popped right through the exterior of the ball as I inserted the needle. I was trying to inflate the ball per the standard procedure and was not exerting an abnormal amount of force.
Since the small valve was now inside the ball, I had no way of getting it out or inflating the ball ever again. I have had many basketballs in the past and had NEVER experienced an issue like this. In my opinion, it is clearly just a poorly made product. Something like that should not happen to the valve, especially to a basketball that is less than two months old and hadn't been used more than 15 times.