Recently, I was charged with buying the best portable basketball hoop for my family. I was given this task because, well, I am the Dad, the alpha-male in our family if you will.

Unfortunately, I knew very little about how to pick the best portable basketball hoop.

These basketball hoops speak to everyone’s inner athlete. You can channel Michael Jordan in your driveway, or wherever you decide to set it up…even if your best athletic talent involves a recliner and your favorite frosty beverage.

With that being said, I decided to write this review for everyone like me, who did not know there was a plethora of these delightful little things available that can run the gambit price-wise, from just over a hundred dollars to several grand.

As I learned, research is key to find the best portable basketball hoop.

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The best portable basketball hoop for your family can be the perfect addition to your driveway.

Let’s start with a short product description: These basketball hoops are designed for people who do not want to mount a hoop on their property or just do not have the room to designate a space to a permanent basketball hoop.

This product would also be ideal for someone that would be interested in keeping a hoop in their driveway with the option of taking their game on the road, like a friendly pick-up game at a friend or family member’s house.

For this reason, the best portable basketball hoops are easy to set up, take down, and set back up again.

Most of these hoops disassemble so that they can be moved even after they have been assembled.

These basketball hoops have a backboard that can range in size from 43 inches to 60 inches, depending on which model you chose.

Most of these hoops can be adjusted up and down, ranging in height from 6 foot for your little gamer, who wants “to be like Mike” all the way up to the NBA regulation of 10-foot-tall for your older gamers.

These hoops have a plastic or PVC ballast base that can be filled with sand or water and most have wheels on the base so that the hoop can be moved even after it is filled.

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Hours of practice and fun are what you have to look forward to with the best portable basketball hoop.

I hope that regardless of which one you choose, these wonderful products offer you endless hours of enjoyment while you spend time with your family and friends, and perhaps even get a little exercise while you enjoy them!

Below I offer a list of the best portable basketball hoops offered, starting with the most economical, moving to the more luxurious models.

I decided to go about middle of the road where economical met luxury, and I am very happy with my decision as it allowed me to retain my alpha-male status.

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Lifetime 54 Inch Acrylic Portable Basketball Hoop79 Check Price
Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basketball System - Acrylic Backboard 34 Check Price
Spalding NBA 70 Check Price
First Team Portable Basketball System - Hurricane Triumph FL71 Check Price
Giantex 10ft 43'' Backboard In/outdoor Adjustable Height Basketball Hoop System47 Check Price
Lifetime 1531 Portable Basketball System, 48 Inch Shatterproof Backboard 34 Check Price
Spalding NBA Hercules Portable Basketball Hoop - 5423 Check Price
Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System, 44 Inch Backboard58 Check Price
Silverback NXT Portable Basketball Hoop27 Check Price
Spalding Pro Slam Portable NBA 5416 Check Price
Spalding NBA Hercules Vertical Pole Portable Basketball System - 5268 Check Price
Lifetime 51544 Front Court Portable Basketball System, 50 Inch Shatterproof Backboard53 Check Price

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Lifetime 54 Inch Acrylic Portable Basketball Hoop
The Lifetime 54” portable basketball hoop has a great steel-framed acrylic backboard that makes it a very real seeming hoop.

This portable hoop system combines style with function, this product looks really good, with a 54” professional looking back board coupled with the manufacturers spring...
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Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basketball System - Acrylic Backboard
This Spalding NBA Hybrid portable basketball hoop is one of the more luxurious top rated portable basketball hoops on this list.

If you are a serious baller and you know you’ll be using that hoop quite a bit, this maybe the best portable basketball hoop for you.

This product offers a hybrid ...
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Spalding NBA
This portable basketball hoop is definitely on the high end.

If you are looking for an accurate game experience, the regulation tempered glass backboard of this hoop is not common on other models.

This product also offers a break away rim and an easy screw and jack height adjustment.

If por...
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First Team Portable Basketball System - Hurricane Triumph FL
First Team product is the cream of the crop of portable basketball hoops.

This hoop offers a regulation sized tempered glass back board and 180 degree break away rim.

This system also offers adjustable height and padded uprights just in case someone runs into them.

This portable hoop is to...
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Giantex 10ft 43'' Backboard In/outdoor Adjustable Height Basketball Hoop System
The Giantex portable basketball hoop is very economical, but as the old adage goes, “You get what you pay for.”

It’s not quite as durable as other hoops on this list, but it offers solid construction and similar features as more expensive models, it is just made with cheaper materials.

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Lifetime 1531 Portable Basketball System, 48 Inch Shatterproof Backboard
The Lifetime 1531 portable basketball hoopt is the most economical product that features a break away rim, this would be important to the consumer that has a future NBA dunk star in the family.

This product also features a quick adjustment for its height.

The 48” shatterproof backboard is ni...
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Spalding NBA Hercules Portable Basketball Hoop - 54
This portable basketball hoop combines the best features of both bargain and luxury hoops.

TheSpalding NBA Hercules with the larger 54” backboard has all of the features of lower priced hoops, plus a few bonus features I did not know I needed until we started researching these products.

This...
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Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System, 44 Inch Backboard
This portable basketball hoop is the still economical but still offers many of the same features found on the more expensive models.

With a 44” polycarbonate backboard that is virtually unbreakable, the Lifetime 1221 Pro Court portable basketball hoop is a great option if your games tend to get...
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Silverback NXT Portable Basketball Hoop
The Silverback NXT portable basketball hoop is a very sleek looking basketball hoop.

The maker of this hoop brags that it only takes 90 minutes to assemble compared to the 4-8 hours of assembly of competitors.

This product is aimed for the consumer looking for the convenience and portability o...
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Spalding Pro Slam Portable NBA 54
Spalding Pro Slam Portable NBA 54 hoop is the lowest cost option that offers an angled pole which was important to me, so that when you are going for a lay-up you do not end up running into the pole and getting laid out.

A 54” polycarbonate backboard that is virtually unbreakable gives a little...
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Spalding NBA Hercules Vertical Pole Portable Basketball System - 52
This Spalding portable basketball hoop comes from a trusted name in sports equipment, and it’s a very good example of what to expect from the best portable basketball hoop.

The Spalding NBA Hercules portable basketball hoop offers most of the features of the next expensive model with the except...
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Lifetime 51544 Front Court Portable Basketball System, 50 Inch Shatterproof Backboard
The Lifetime 51544 Front Court portable basketball hoop offers a very nice spring loaded rim which the manufacturer has named the “Slam-It” rim.

I found this rim very interesting and almost purchased this portable basketball rim but I did not like how small the base looked in the pictures and...
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