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.
The color of a basketball is orange with black lines circling around it.
A basketball is usually orange
Orange and Yellow
because that's the color of the paint they put on them
According to NCAA specifications, basketball game balls are one of 3 PMS colors. The pantone colors are Orange 151, Red-Orange 173 or Brown 1535.
possible brown or black or poopy colors
Try white or black laces.
There is no specific reason basketball rims are orange.