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# Why is the air pressure of a basketball important?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

yes because if it has too much air it will either bounce high or explode and if it has not enough air it wont bounce very well

Wiki User

14y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

Yes, it does with out air pressure the Basketball will not bounce high as it's supposed to. It might also not bounce at all.

Wiki User

12y ago

So the ball will not lie dead on the floor when you bounce when you pump air in it it will be lighter and bounce higher if you slam it hard enough

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