Deron Williams Claims the Olympic Basketball is ‘Slippery’

by July 30, 2012

It’s hard to imagine anyone taking down Team USA in the 2012 Olympics, but considering the equipment being used, maybe there’s a chance (if ever so slight.) Deron Williams explains, via the Star-Ledger: “Both are very different,’ Deron Williams said, when he was asked about the ball and rims here. ‘If you hit any part of the rim, it’s coming out. I learned that in Turkey, too: I had to put more arc on the ball. The ball. . . is the same size, but we’re playing with new ones, so they’re slippery. It takes a while to break a ball in. We don’t play with new ones (in the NBA), we use the ones that are worn in.’ Tyson Chandler added: ‘And these balls are different from the ones we’ve practiced with, because we broke in our own.'”