Wow. Marc Stein broke the news a couple of hours ago, and I'm still in shock.
The old balls return on January 1.
David Stern admitted he made a mistake? He listened to the players? Honestly, I feel like I don't even know him anymore. This is still the man who made a 1-0 ruling in the Ron Artest situation, right? Can Sheed still call him Dictator?
I was really getting used to the new ball. There was that famous Vince Carter 3-pointer that died on the rim and went in to tie the Wizards. There was Amare Stoudemire's shot on Friday night that bounced off the rim twice, hit the top of the backboard, and then spun back into the basket.
You never knew what was going to happen with that microfiber thing.
Good for the players. Say goodbye to those nasty little cuts and hello to leather.
I need a sound bite from Rasheed Wallace immediately. If you hear of one, please send me the link.
Edit: I just had a thought. Will Kwame Brown revert to not being able to catch the ball?