I was attempting to pump my basketball with a pumping needle and a wrong sort of pump. Half way I noticed the valve went inwards. Trying to use the needle to pull it back, it fell into the ball. Is there a way I can fix this with a bunch of usual home tools?


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To get a valve out of a basketball, I used a long flexible grabber. You can get them at autopart stores. They have a plunger that opens the claw at the other end. Get one with a small enough diameter to fit through the hole in the ball. Then grab the valve and pull it out.

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