Playing basketball outside is great fun. Whether playing pickup or simply shooting around, you need the best equipment to maximize your enjoyment.
This is especially true when it comes to the basketball you use. Outdoor basketballs need to be able to withstand different playing surfaces while still offering quality performance.
To discover which outdoor basketball is best I spent many hours thoroughly testing some of the best-selling balls on Amazon and Wal-Mart.
I tested seven indoor/outdoor basketballs and five outdoor-only rubber basketballs.
Clear winners were found in each category. For indoor/outdoor, the testing showed the Spalding Zi/O to be the best. In the outdoor-only category, the Spalding Phantom took the crown.
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