What portable basketball system do you see in most driveways?
Most driveways have a 48"-52" size backboard with an XL base. Almost all portable basketball hoops you'll find in a driveway are adjustable - either by means of using a convenient handle or the traditional broomstick adjustment mechanism.
How much money should I expect to pay on a portable basketball goal for my home?
The average hoop is intermediate and costs about $300. That gets you around a clear 52" size board, a nice handle in the back to raise it up and down, and a large base for stability.
The beginner hoop that is often purchased for younger kids or driveways with limited space cost about $175. These include non-transparent 44" wide backboards, with telescoping adjustable poles, and regular size bases.
The advanced hoop can cost up to $1,000 for a 60" glass, but averages closer to $450 for most 54" acrylic systems. Popular amongst teenagers and adults playing recreational, high school, and college ball.
Should I choose a Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoop or a Portable Spalding/Huffy Basketball Hoop?
Both brands are fantastic. Otherwise, we wouldn't carry them. Believe it or not most driveways in America sport a Lifetime Brand basketball hoop though the logo may say Atlas, Reebok, ProCourt, QuickCourt, etc. Even some Spalding hoops were manufactured by Lifetime Products, Inc. Most of Lifetime's hoops are made in the USA whereas the Spalding/Huffy brand hoops are imported from China. Both have incredible quality control, warranties, and fantastic customer service. Spalding is the official manufacturer of the NBA basketball and hoops.