By far the two most popular brands of residential basketball hoops are the Lifetime and Spalding brands. These two brands are well-loved for their combination of playability and affordability.
If you want to see how these two brands stack up against each other, here’s a comparison of some of the most popular goals.
Highly Affordable Basketball Goals
Working on a budget? If you want a nice, affordable basketball hoop to shoot around on both Lifetime and Spalding brands have a few good options for you.
If you want the cheapest basketball goal that adults can enjoy, then you should get the Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 44-Inch Backboard. It’s a portable unit that you can set up quickly and have you and your family shooting hoops in no time.
While sSalding doesn’t offer a portable hoop under $100, they do offer a very affordable backboard and rim combo. The Huffy Backboard & Rim Combo with 44-inch Composite Rectangle Backboard is a great simple hoop. If you want to install this on a wall, make sure to also pick up the Spalding Universal Mounting bracket. You’ll need that to attached the backboard to whatever surface you are installing it on.
Mid Range Basketball Goals
If you have a bit of a bigger budget and want a higher quality hoop to shoot on, then the Lifetime 52-Inch Shatter-Proof Backboard with Portable Basketball System is a good choice. A a little over $300, it’s one of the most affordable portable systems you can buy with a 52 inch backboard.
Spalding has a similarly priced Spalding Portable Basketball System – 50″ Polycarbonate Backboard.
Higher End Basketball Goals
Do you have a larger budget to work with? Then both Spalding and Lifetime have some serious hoops for your driveway. Then you should get the Spalding “The Beast” Portable Basketball Hoop – 60″ Glass Backboard. It’s one of the best portable basketball hoops on the market.
The big sixty inch backboard made of real tempered glass will give you an awesome rebound. And the massive fifty gallon base keep the whole thing sturdy.
Want an in ground hoop? Consider the Lifetime Mammoth In-Ground Basketball System. The massive pole and big backboards make it feel like your playing at Madison Square Garden in your driveway.