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Leather Head Sports Naismith Leather Basketball

Sale price$249.00

The origins of basketball can be traced to Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891. Physical education teacher Dr. James Naismith created an indoor game that would provide an "athletic distraction" for a rowdy class through the harsh New England winter. A wooden peach basket was hung 10 feet above the gymnasium floor and players shot and dribbled with a soccer ball.

The sport of basketball evolved from its humble beginnings and quickly gained worldwide appeal. In the 1900s a true basketball was developed in a brown color to stand out to the crowd during play.

Produced in limited quantities by Leather Head Sports expert craftsman Paul Cunningham, this vintage styled basketball is hand-stitched from rich supple leather. Overtime, the brown leather basketball will develop a nice patina. A magnificent decorative accessory, the basketball is fully functional intended for use on hardwood floors. Handmade in America

  • Magnificent decorative item and gift; fully functional design
  • Rich brown leather cover with leather stitching
  • Standard regulation size
  • Designed for indoor play
  • Packaged in a gift bag
  • Handcrafted in America
Item # LH-VB
Leather Head Sports Naismith Leather Basketball
Leather Head Sports Naismith Leather Basketball Sale price$249.00