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The New York Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson clarifies the reason behind the brown color of an NBA basketball, attributing it to the presence of dirt and bacteria.

He suggests that some individuals in the league neglect to wash their hands, but he emphasizes his personal commitment to hand hygiene.

“It’s got dirt and bacteria,” Robinson said. “People here don’t wash their hands. There’s a few people in this league that wash their hands. A few of them. But I can. I do. I wash my hands.”