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BG5000 Basketball

BG5000 Basketball
£119.95 ( £99.96 exc VAT)

Quick Overview

Official FIBA Game Ball
Real Leather

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£119.95 ( £99.96 exc VAT)


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. The BG5000 leather basketball 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'!

Less Slippery

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 Molten Pebble Surface Molten Original Leather Texture

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 foam backing layer has been applied, making the ball softer and easier to control.


All lettering design on the BG5000 is branded into the ball to offer an authentic look to the natural leather basketball


Natural Leather Texture

BG5000 takes full advantage of the natural leather properties to ensure better texture and offering more consistent grip in these segments of the ball.


Play FIBA Offical Game Ball
Cover Material Premium Real Leather
Surface Material Original Leather Texture 
High Foamed Structure Yes
Branding Print Yes
Construction / Technology 12 Panel Giugiaro
Bladder Butyl
Carton Qty 12

What ball size should I buy?

Basketball Size Ball Circumference Ball weight

Men & Boys
Age Guide

Women & Girls
Age Guide

Size 7 74.9cm to 78cm 567g to 650g 14+ & Adult n/a
Size 6 72.4cm to 73.7cm 510g to 567g 12 to 14 14+ & Adult
Size 5 69cm to 71cm 470g to 500g 7 to 11 12 to 14
Size 3 55cm to 58cm 300g to 350g 6 & under 11 & under

Inflation Guide

All balls have the correct pressure printed around the valve. Correct ball inflation is important to maintain a technically superior product.  Over-inflation will damage the ball. When inflating the ball, with a pump, it is critical that the pump needle is lubricated before insertion.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Cover Material Premium Real Leather
Approval FIBA Approved
Playing Surface Indoor
Grade Elite Competition
Surface Texture Original Leather Texture
Quantity in shipper carton 12
Country of Manufacture Thailand
Colour Orange/Ivory