The men's basketball team is named the Boomers and the woman's basketball team is named the Opals.
Because when basketball was first played they used peach baskets. Thus, The name BASKETball.
There are No Teams in the NBA named the Tigers
There was a basket...and a ball...and they tried getting the ball IN the basket...hence basketball
Yes there is a basketball player named Everly. His name is Jake Everly and he plays college basketball. He plays point guard. For more information search his name.
The Philadelphia '76ers. Named for the year 1776.
Yes, they have special shoes made just for playing basketball, and they are appropriately named 'basketball shoes'.