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Why are basketball hoops painted orange?

Question #138962. Asked by amanda0516.
Last updated Jan 17 2015.
Originally posted Jan 17 2015 4:23 AM.

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The orange is not specified by regulations for college basketball, the NBA, or the Olympics. It is simply high visibility orange to make the target easily seen.

Jan 17 2015, 7:51 AM
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dangee68

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Not all are

Jan 17 2015, 8:28 AM
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