Because the first basket was a peach basket by Dr James Naismith who invented basketball.
ball with basket
Basketball was originally played with a peach basket without the bottom hense the name "basket"ball
other name for fire basket
Basketball gets its name, because you use the BALLto try and shoot into the BASKET. Therefore, it is called BASKETBALL.
Ball 'n a basket! Some people call basketball "hoops".
The name "Peach Basket" doesnt have relation to the Celtics itself, but it was the original name for basketball. Basketball was invented in Springfield, Massachussetts in 1891 and the game consisted of a peach basket (basket used to hold peaches) and a soccer ball.
Goal, or I heard some call it basket