i was following Chris Plush's tutorial on how to create this basketball.
he was using a version of blender from over two years ago and when he starts to apply material/texture to the basketball, the name of his "nodes" are completely different from my current 2.78 version of blender.
i made my own textures and also diffuse maps, specular maps, and bump maps. i just can't follow his tutorial because i never made textures and his tutorial becomes obsolete when he starts texturing due to his old version of blender.
i will try to get some help to apply my textures to this model.