Feel the Grip, Control your Game
Molten is dedicated to providing top of the line basketballs for FIBA, and the global basketball community. By combining innovative technology and superior craftsmanship, Molten continues to create products worthy of play by the world’s most elite basketball stars.
FIBA Official Game Ball
This is the exact basketball used in all FIBA tournaments, with the ball making its debut at the 2019 Basketball World Cup. BG5000 leather basketballs can be used when brand new in both practice and games. The new premium leather allows the ball to be used without the need for ‘bouncing in’!
The new surface texture gives the ball an optimum grip over traditional pebble grip basketballs, even when in contact with sweat or moisture.
The Original Leather Texture Surface area in contact with the hand is wider by 95% compared to that of conventional pebble surfaces for better grip.
Conventional Pebble Surface
Average texture top area @ 2.74mm2
Original Leather Texture Surface
Average texture top area @ 5.33mm2
Improved Grip Performance
Foam concentration has been increased by 35% and an EVA “high-foamed” backing layer has been applied, making the ball softer and easier to control.
All lettering design on the BG5000 is branded into the surface to offer an authentic look to the natural leather basketball
Natural Leather Texture
BG5000 basketballs take full advantage of the natural leather properties to ensure better texture and offering a more consistent grip in these segments.