Finding the Best Outdoor Basketball Ball can be tricky. Outdoor basketballs or “street” balls are typically made of rubber. Although by purchasing a rubber basketball you might be sacrificing some of the bounce and handle otherwise provided by leather or synthetic balls, you will be saving money on the purchase and your ball will usually last much longer. Rubber basketballs tend to be lighter and stickier than leather or synthetic microfiber balls. This causes them to bounce differently off the rim and backboard. We’ll admit, some people are addicted to rubber basketballs, but if you’re a serious Basketball ball player, even if you play exclusively outdoors, we would recommend buying an Indoor/Outdoor synthetic basketball before buying a rubber ball. But for a limited budget, there are some surprisingly good Outdoor Basketball Balls, here are our favorites:
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5 Best Outdoor Basketball Balls:
The Best Outdoor Basketball Balls above have been chosen according to our personal taste and humble ball handling experiences. Read further about our best indoor/outdoor basketball and best indoor basketball choices!