Wilson's prototype "airless" basketball debuted during the 2023 NBA All-Star Game festivities.
The basketball, which features a pattern of open hexagons, was developed in partnership with contract manufacturer EOS using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology.
The process involves the use of a powdered resin hardened by a laser to create ultra-thin, stacked layers with great detail.
The resulting 3D-printed ball is completely hollow, but is almost on par with a regulation basketball in terms of weight, size, and bounce.
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