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Basketball also evolved out of being played with peach baskets and balls which were originally designed for other sports(like "football" or soccer); these balls were made out of leather and such, which had a natural orange-tan colour that most likely was retained and then enhanced as the sport became more formalized.

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Q: Why was the basketball originally orange in color?
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