Daniel Arsham creates imagined relics of our present. Sports equipment is a frequent find among these artifacts, especially basketballs. We associate the game with teams and brands, competition and success. In addition, many of us have tactile memories of playing the game. To see these balls in crystallized, fractured form disrupts their meaning. Rather than playthings, they resemble specimens. Arsham seems to ask: What will become of today’s famed basketball stars and sporting brands? Will the game be as popular in the future as now? Which aspects of our culture will fade and which will endure?