Well I didn’t ask the big man myself, but here is what he said, “I think the new ball is terrible. It's the worst decision some expert, whoever did it, made... The NBA's been around how long? A hundred years? Fifty years? So to change it now, whoever that person is needs his college degree revoked. It's a terrible decision.”
Damn Shaq daddy, tell us how you really feel!
“Feels like one of those cheap balls that you buy at the toy store, indoor-outdoor balls,” O'Neal said. “I look for shooting percentages to be way down and turnovers to be way up, because when the ball gets wet you can't really control it. Whoever did that needs to be fired. It was terrible, a terrible decision. Awful. I might get fined for saying that, but so what?”
Cheap balls that you buy at a toy store? Oh god, there is definitely going to be a fine for that one, and they better make it count too. The new ball is supposed to retail for a Benjamin Franklin and that’s just for a regular ol’ edition. If you want a commemorative rock. Be prepared to drop TWO C-notes!
Call me old fashion, maybe because I can remember kids senselessly being murdered for things like Starter jackets and Air Jordans, but if you show up to the rec center with one of these babies. You had better keep an eye on it because leaving for a second may lead to you leaving with tears in your eyes.