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If you've got basketball shoes worth thousands of dollars, regular ol' Spalding basketball just won't do.
Thankfully, Hermès has just released this: bright blue calfskin basketball priced at a whopping $12,900. From Hollywood Reporter:
The fashion brand, which has turned out footballs and soccer balls in the past, eschewed its signature orange in favor of a California-chic, cool blue for the bull calfskin ball that's made using the same hand-stitched technique as Hermes' coveted Birkin bags.
"It represents the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California," says Robert Chavez, Hermes U.S. CEO, who says that the exceptional quality of the leather as well as the artisanal craftsmanship account for the ball's price.
I want to find out if Oprah managed to buy this ball ...