Here’s why you should never over-inflate a basketball

You might want to cool it with the hot air.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Sep 24, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 12:56 pm CDT

It might be really tempting to fill that old basketball you have laying around covered in dust with as much air as possible, but you really shouldn’t.

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As nice as that extra bounce is, you’ll either become bored with it once your renewed dreams of playing in the NBA fade away—or it’ll blow up in your face.

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One minute you’re merely listening to that echo off the asphalt; the next, you’re making movie sound effects.

The ensuing laughter is almost as equally frightening.

H/T Digg | Photo via Michael Saechang/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 24, 2014, 6:54 pm CDT