The Spalding 73-139 NBA replica rubber outdoor basketball is a fine ball for everyday basketball. The textured surface is made to mimic leather; pretty good, but it still has that rubbery touch. It has a nice bounce to it and swishes in the net with the best of them. It's good for one-on-ones in the park or even a casual tournament game. That said, it is close to but not exactly like the much more pricey, NBA official game balls. But if you're outdoors and not on a rubber or wood court, you will appreciate the replica ball--even if it gets scuffed up, it is still way under the $100 for the real thing and it still plays really well.