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Return of ball possible after NBA switches to leather

Updated: December 14, 2006, 12:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NBA players rejected the new microfiber ball and now your average playground hoopster can do the same thing.

Spalding, the maker of the new ball, has announced that the league's switch back to leather prompted the company to let fans get a refund of $115 for each new ball -- $100 for the ball itself and $15 for taxes and shipping back to the company.

Spalding also produces the leather ball that the league will again use on Jan. 1. The company vows to work with the league to develop ...

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