Leather Head Sports

Leather Head Sports Naismith Leather Basketball



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
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