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KChiefer
12-11-2006, 03:17 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2694335


"NBA commissioner David Stern, in a stunning reversal, has decided to shelve the new microfiber composite basketball after just a few months of use and switch back to the old leather model for all games starting Jan. 1, according to sources close to the situation.

The decision will be formally announced by the league Tuesday, sources told ESPN.com.

Despite an avalanche of player complaints about the new synthetic model from the first day of training camp in October, skepticism was high among players that Stern would consent to a change during the season. But with a number of prominent players complaining of cuts on their hands caused by the new ball's high-friction cover -- Phoenix's Steve Nash and New Jersey's Jason Kidd among them -- Stern was forced to concede that an in-season swap was unavoidable with the new ball inflicting injuries."



good.

Stewie
12-11-2006, 03:20 PM
I bet PETA will complain.

Reaper16
12-11-2006, 03:20 PM
What an embarrassment. The NBA is a joke.

CtrlAltDel
12-11-2006, 03:21 PM
Stern is an idiot for changing it in the first place.

Short Leash Hootie
12-11-2006, 03:22 PM
who is in Champaign, IL that likes the Chiefs???!

I friggin' lived in Champaign the last 12 years of my life and have never met a single Chiefs fan...

JonesCrusher
12-11-2006, 03:23 PM
F***in MOOO

I'm screwed

BIG_DADDY
12-11-2006, 03:24 PM
GO LAKERS!!!!!

thedude
12-11-2006, 03:30 PM
:Insert irrelevant reply to awkward topic here:

AZORChiefFan
12-11-2006, 03:31 PM
Knock Knock Lakers guess who's tied with you now??

GO SUNS!!!

BIG_DADDY
12-11-2006, 03:36 PM
Knock Knock Lakers guess who's tied with you now??

GO SUNS!!!

NOt quite Mister

Los Angeles Lakers 14 6 .700
Phoenix Suns 13 6 .684

Suns are playing great ball. Lakers need to quit blowing easy games. THey step up for the hard games then fold on the easy ones. :banghead:

KChiefer
12-11-2006, 03:49 PM
who is in Champaign, IL that likes the Chiefs???!

I friggin' lived in Champaign the last 12 years of my life and have never met a single Chiefs fan...

There's me, my buddies brother, and one other dude. That's it.

shaneo69
12-11-2006, 04:00 PM
I friggin' lived in Champaign the last 12 years of my life and have never met a single Chiefs fan...

Still working on that college degree from U of I, huh?

Chief Henry
12-11-2006, 04:11 PM
The NBA is an irrelivant sport in my book, like soccer.

Rain Man
12-11-2006, 04:17 PM
I wonder if we all should bet some money on the "under" that day. It seems like switching balls would possibly mess up guys' shots for a day or two.

Or is the new ball messing up their shots and they'll get it back with the old ball?

Quick: is scoring up so far this year compared to last, or down?

AZORChiefFan
12-11-2006, 04:17 PM
NOt quite Mister

Los Angeles Lakers 14 6 .700
Phoenix Suns 13 6 .684

Suns are playing great ball. Lakers need to quit blowing easy games. THey step up for the hard games then fold on the easy ones. :banghead:
OK you got me yesterday when I checked the standings both were 13 - 6.

chiefqueen
12-11-2006, 05:07 PM
I think I found the answer why the NBA is going back to leather.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/stats?statsId=3704

chiefqueen
12-11-2006, 05:11 PM
Exhibit B, your honor:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/stats?statsId=3118