How many dots are on an NBA basketball?

Answer Spalding has made the official basketball of the NBA since 1983. The company refers to the "dots" on their full-grain leather balls as "pebbles." There are approximately 35,000 pebbles on the ball.... Read More »

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How to Estimate the Number of Dots on a Basketball?

Why would anyone want to count the little nubs on a basketball? You certainly don't need to know how to play the game, but if you're curious, it's a good exercise in approximation and geometry.

Who was the first basketball player to score 100 points in a basketball game?

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors was the first NBA player to score 100 points in one game. Chamberlain scored exactly 100 points on March 2, 1962, when the Warriors defeated the New Yo... Read More »

How many basketball teams are there in the National Basketball Association?

There are 30 basketball teams in the NBA. This includes five teams in each of the Atlantic, Central and Southeast Divisions of the Eastern Conference, and five teams in each of the Northwest, Pacif... Read More »

What causes the dots?

it's called sensory overload, eyes are meant to take in colours and patterns, not just one solid image. so the receptors get fatigued and the result is that you perceive movement and colour where t... Read More »