Why are basketballs orange?

Some say it's simply because leather is brownish-tan-orange, and the original balls were leather.

Others cite Butler University NCAA coach Paul Hinkle as originating the orange-colored basketball. He wanted a ball that could be better seen by players and fans and worked with The Spalding Company to develop one.

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so the players can see the ball better when it bounces. The color keeps their attention!

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The reason why the basketballs are orange is because the players won't get hit or they will be able to see the basketballs.

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because James Naismith's favorite color was orange.