NBA: Wilson to become official ball in 2021 season after Spalding deal ends

Wilson will become the official game ball of the NBA following the conclusion of the 2020 NBA season.

This is after NBA and Spalding, its current partner, agreed to part ways after the end of the 2020 season. The deal with Spalding will expire by the end of the year.

As per NBA’ official release:

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced a multiyear global partnership today that will make Wilson the official game ball of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League (BAL).

The partnership will tip off at different times by league. The NBA Wilson game ball will first be used during the league’s 75th anniversary season in 2021-22. The other debuts will be during the 2022 WNBA season, 2021-22 NBA G League season, 2021 NBA 2K League season and the inaugural BAL season.

Wilson will also be the official ball for the WNBA, G-League, Basketball Africa League, and NBA 2K League.

Spalding has been NBA’s partner since 1983.

Wilson is currently the game ball provider of the NCAA as well.