I planned to write a review for this Nike Pure Grip basketball shortly after I bought it from the store, but it happened that time passed, and I wrote it after more than six months of use. So in the picture, you see how the ball looks used.
At first, my impression was not that good for the “Pure Grip” basketball was because it didn’t feel very grippy the first time playing it outside. But after the dust settled in, it started to get some grip. You can palm this ball even if you don’t have big hands like Shaq because it has deep seams. After playing for some time, you get sweaty hands, adding Grip.
It is also quite a softball, even if you inflate it tight; not everyone likes it on the court, but I like softer basketballs because they tend to be absorbed by the rim more easily.
In winter, I took it to play basketball inside, and if there were several balls to choose from, almost everyone tried it for dunking, so it is much grippier than Molten or other balls.
I play almost daily, so you can’t expect it to last forever. After three or so months, it wears a bit and loses its texture and color. After all, it’s still a decent ball for dunking or shooting some treys.
If you are looking for a ball to play, pick up games outside, or practice dunking, Pure Grip is a proper ball to buy.
Below are some more pics of how the Pure Grip ball looks used.