Since 1876, Spalding has been true to the game. They ignite the inner confidence that lives in athletes of all levels, across the globe, and enable them to play their best game.

The First Basketball

Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, asked A.G. Spalding to develop the world’s first basketball. The official rules of the game later read, “The ball made by A.G. Spalding & Bros. shall be the official ball.