rubber basketballs by far
A leather basketball has a inner rubber bladder which is inflated with air.
A rubber basketball will bounce higher than a leather basketball of equal internal pressure. The leather covering adds additional weight and is less flexible.
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Basketballs are made using leather, composite leather or rubber as the covering. Rubber balls may be all rubber and can be used in water indoors and out. Leather and composite leather basketballs are indoor balls and more expensive. The leather balls give better grip are more uniform and retain their shape better than rubber.
Basketballs are usually made of a composite leather material, rubber, or real leather. The bladder on the inside is usually rubber.
Yes, a rubber basketball WILL bounce higher than a leather one, but leather balls generally have better grip and are mush easier to shoot and control on the dribble.
Most basketballs have an inner rubber sac that holds air. The outside of the ball can be composed of rubber, man-made fibers, or leather.
A glass ball will bounce higher than a rubber one.
The leather is put on the basketball for grip, wear and tear, and consistency. The bounce of the ball comes from the rubber bladder that the leather is surrounding. Air pressure and the quality of the ball effect it's bounce more than the leather.