Ja, vi älskar att spela basket!
Interesting, the sk is not pronounced like the word for spoon
Indeed. That is because basket is a loanword.
Even when I knew the word was amerikaner it still sounded like amrikaner. Is that how it's pronounced?
Yes, the e is silent.
Is basket not used for basketball in English/American? Got incorrect for 'basket' in English
Nope. Basketball is never shortened to basket in the US.