NEW YORK, June 28, 2006 – The NBA is introducing a new Official Game Ball for play beginning in the 2006-07 season. The new ball, manufactured by Spalding, features a new design and a new material that together offer better grip, feel, and consistency than the current leather ball. This marks the first change to the ball in over 35 years and only the second in 60 seasons.
This is an even worse idea than Superman Blue. You can read the rest of the stomach-churning news here.
I'm going to get drunk, listen to The Mars Volta, and cry myself to sleep.
LONG LIVE LEATHER!