My son decided he wanted to play basketball this year. Why, I'm not sure. But it quickly became apparent that we desperately needed a goal for him to practice with at home. So, off we went to Walmart. They had quite a few to choose from but I wanted one that could be moved. So this is the one we chose.
The pole is mounted on a big black plastic box that you fill with water to keep the goal upright. This basketball net has served us well for about six months I'd say and was definately worth the money (slightly over a $100). I'm always looking for things to keep the kids (and us) outside and active :0)
One word of caution though. Do NOT park your car within crashing distance of this goal as a good wind or storm WILL bring it down! Ours has blown over several times and we haven't even been through hurricane season yet :0)
Update On May 01, 2010: UPDATE:
My son has enjoyed his basketball hoop and it still looks new. Being able to move it from one place in the driveway to another has come in handy with 4 drivers (and cars) at our house. However, there is one thing about this product that I am not too crazy about....in moderate winds it tips over. I've seen several other hoops exactly like this one with cinder blocks piled on the stand and now I know why.