Best Basketball Hoops

Sports & Outdoors

Basketball is one of the most popular sports, not just in the USA, but also all around the world. Although it is a competitive sport that is played as a professional sport as well, sometimes just shooting some baskets by yourself is also sufficient as a leisure activity. There are alternatives that you can use to playing a game of basketball, without having to book a court. We have put together a list of some of the best basketball hoops that are out there. For our list, we have not just considered the outdoor hoops which are the same height as those used in professional games but have also considered basketball hoops that are made for kids and also those that can be used indoors. When reviewing these items, we looked for quality, price and also how well it has been rated by other customers who have used them.

Silverback In-Ground Basketball System


If you want to get a hoop that replicates the actual professional settings, then you will have to be willing to spend a fair bit of money. The Silverback In-Ground Basketball System comes in two different backboard sizes. There is the option of purchasing the 54-inch backboard version or the 60” version. The backboard is made of tempered glass and the frame that surrounds it is made of aluminum. The hoop comes complete with the steel pole and base as well. The steel pole comes in two pieces and has been coated with the DuPont powder in order to protect it from rust. The ring height can be adjusted to your preference, as it can be either 7.5 feet to 10 feet in height. There is also the anchor kit that comes included, which you can use to firmly mount the hoop onto the floor. The product comes with a five-year warranty as well provided by Escalade Sports.

Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set


Basketball is not just a game for adults, as it can be played by kids as well. For this reason, we have featured the Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set which is a basketball hoop that is made for kids. You can adjust the basketball hoop to six different height settings, based on the height of your kids or their preference. The maximum height of the hoop can be up to four feet. The ring that is used is over-sized as it is made for kids, and there are three mini basketballs that are included with the hoop. You also have the option of selecting the version of the hoop that includes just one basketball as well, if you wish to get it at a cheaper price. The hoop can be used by children of ages one and a half to five years. The base of the hoop can be made a lot steadier by adding sand or water.


Step2 Shootin’ Hoops Junior Basketball Set


The Step2 Shootin’ Hoops Junior Basketball Set is another cheap and affordable basketball hoop that is made exclusively for kids. These hoops comes complete with all the necessary tools and equipment needed to let your kids enjoy a game of basketball. The rim height is fully adjustable so you can adjust it according to your kid’s height or to set different challenge levels. The backboard that comes with the hoop is made of a strong material so it will withstand breaking. The net that comes with the ring is also of high quality and has been woven just like how you would find it in those that are used at a professional level. The base of the hoop is also made quite large so that it does not topple over. It can be weighed down by adding sand or water to ensure that it is kept extra steady. One neat feature about this basketball hoop is that there are also drink holders that are designed onto the base.

SKLZ Pro Mini Playground Basketball Hoop


If you would like to enjoy a game of basketball, but don’t want to spend too much money on getting an expensive hoop, then the SKLZ Pro Mini Playground Basketball Hoop is for you. This basketball hoop mimics the actual look and feel of that used at the professional level. The hoop includes a backboard which spans 18” by 12”. The backboard can be attached to a door if you would like to use it indoors, or even a wall mounting bracket if you want to use it outdoors. The rim is made of steel and measures 9” in diameter. There is also a 5” mini basketball that is included with the package so you don’t have to purchase it separately. Though it comes with all these interesting features, it is still priced below $20, making it another one of our top picks for basketball hoops. The hoop can be used by kids, teenagers or even adults as there is no age restriction.


Spalding NBA Slam Jam


Spalding is one of the most popular manufacturers of basketballs and basketball accessories. Their basketballs are manufactured to a great degree of quality as they are used by the NBA. This hoop by Spalding can be attached easily to a door, using the already assembled bracket that comes with the package. There is also foam padding on the edges of the bracket so that it does not damage the door that it is attached to. The hoop is in no way the actual size of the ones used in the NBA, but is a miniaturized version of it, so that it can be fitted indoors. The ring is made of steel so it will not break easily. The backboard is also made of a very durable poly-carbonate which can withstand all kinds of impacts on it. You will also get a four-inch mini basketball with the hoop so that you can enjoy shooting baskets even in your room.

ESPN EZ-Fold-2 Player Basketball Game


ESPN is one of the most popular channels for watching all kinds of sports, so it is a common name if you are a sports fan. The ESPN EZ-Fold-2 Player Basketball Game is a two- player basketball game system which you can either keep indoors or outdoors. This hoop is quite cheap considering its quality, as it costs only around $150. This consists of two hoops which are located side by side and its main use would be if you want to compete with a friend on a basketball challenge. The machine is foldable so you can easily store it away when it is not being used. The machine comes with a scoring system and sound effects which are similar to what you would find in an arcade. You can play eight different games with the machine and this can be either by yourself or against another player. The product weighs around 45 pounds so it really is not that heavy to carry it around. This comes only in the black color and there is no choice of selecting a different color.


Lifetime 1221 Pro


For our top pick, we decided to feature a product that can replicate the actual game conditions as much as possible. The Lifetime 1221 Pro is one of the cheapest outdoor basketball hoops that are out there, which can provide a professional basketball experience. The hoop comes attached to a 44” backboard which is quite strong and will not break easily. The pole that is attached to the backboard is fully adjustable, so you can extend it to the maximum height if you wish to replicate actual playing conditions, or even shorten it if you want to let your kids play as well. The base of the hoop can be filled with either water or sand in order to hold it steady and in place. The hoops have been designed to be able to withstand weather conditions as well and comes with a five-year warranty which is provided by Lifetime.

Lifetime 5818 Classic Basketball Rim


Lifetime makes another appearance on our list, this time with the Lifetime 5818 Classic Basketball Rim. This basketball hoop consists of just the ring and there is no backboard or pole that comes with it. This makes it more suitable to purchase if you have a high roof that you can attach it to, or if you plan on getting the backboard and the pole separately. The rim comes in an orange color, along with a white color net and you don’t have the option of selecting a different color scheme. The rim is eighteen inches in diameter and is made of a high-quality steel that can withstand breaking. The net is also of high quality and is weather resistant so you don’t have to worry about it deteriorating due to rain. The steel net hooks have been welded together to ensure that they do not come apart when it is used.

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