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Why are basketballs orange?


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2011-03-16 19:28:51
2011-03-16 19:28:51

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.

Answerso the players can see the ball better when it bounces. The color keeps their attention! AnswerThe reason why the basketballs are orange is because the players won't get hit or they will be able to see the basketballs. Answerbecause James Naismith's favorite color was orange.

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-- Basketballs are much larger in size than oranges. -- Basketballs are filled with air, but oranges are filled with juice and pulp. -- Basketballs have much higher air pressure than oranges. -- Oranges grow on trees while basketballs are manufactured. -- The density of an orange is much greater than the density of a basketball. -- An orange is juicy, easy to chew, and sweet, whereas a basketball is dry, rubbery, and tastes terrible. -- A basketball can bounce and a orange cannot bounce.

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