Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basket Ball Hoops Review

This was easily the most difficult portable basketball system we encountered in terms of assembly. Because of the higher quality of the parts, everything with this basketball hoop is a lot heavier. This made it impossible to put together with just one person. You’re going to need some help in a couple of place. Expect the assembly to take at least 3-4 hours. Once you’ve finished, everything is nice and solid and this system is easy to move around, but it takes time to get there. Make the investment and we think that you’ll be pleased with the final result. The Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basketball System with 54in. Acrylic Backboard is an easily mountable system, provided with 2 struts for mounting. Create multiple levels with the adjustable U-Turn Lift System that lets you adjust the height from 7.5in. to 10in. Stability, support and durability are given first importance with the 4-strut mount, coupled with the steel-framed acrylic backboard system, provided with aluminum trim. This basketball system not only offers competitive play, but also provides additional protection with its NBA style blow-molded graphic backboard pad. The net can be attached to steel rams of the heavy-duty arena-slam rim.

In particular the Spalding Hybrid Portable Basketball Hoop has changed the game on the portable basketball hoop base.  In the past, all portable basketball hoops either had to be filled with water or sand.  Now with the Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basketball Hoop you have a hybrid base that fills partially with 19 gallons of water in combination with up to 200 lbs. of sand or gravel.

So, how does it work?  It is pretty simple actually.  The top part of the base is detachable and will fill with water, while the bottom half of the base is where you can put sand or gravel.  The advantage of this technology is that the Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basketball Hoop will be easier to transport than other portable basketball systems, and will make breaking down the hoop for winter storage a breeze.


  • The Spalding Basketball System includes a 16in. backboard offset for extended play, 3-piece, 3.5in. steel pole and a NBA authentic style blow-molded graphic backboard pad
  • Hybrid base can hold 200lbs. of sand or gravel and 19 gallons of water
  • With the acrylic board, you can achieve fast rebounds and bank shots
  • Using the U-Turn Lift System, you can adjust the height from 7.5in. to 10in. infinite adjustments
  • Base board has a removable lid for storage convenience and wheels for portability
  • 54″ x 32″ Acrylic (4.5mm) Backboard with 1″ x 1″ Steel Frame with Aluminum Trim
  • Height Adjustment 7.5″ to 10″ Infinite Adjust
  • Ultimate Hybrid Base 200 lbs of Sand or Gravel & 19 Gallons of Water with Removable Lid for Easy Storage Access
  • Breakaway rim with Board Pad
  • Front Cover for Rebounder During Play with 16″ board Offset
  • This is the best portable basketball hoop because it is made from durable acrylic that won’t break with a steel frame and an aluminum trim.
  •  You can easily adjust the basketball hoop to suit different heights. Anybody can use this basketball hoop to play a wonderful wherever they want to.
  •  A hybrid base of 200 Ibs of sand or gravel and 19 gallons of water. This will keep the hoop stable on any ground and you will be able to use the basketball hoop whenever you want to.
  •  An easy removable lid for convenience so that you can easily empty or fill the base for storage.
  •  An amazing breakaway rim so that you can throw down the most amazing dunks.
  •  The backboard will offer fast rebounds.
  •  A durable net.


  • Fill Base
  • Backboard
  • Rim
  • Height Adjustment


  • The hoop comes in two different backboard sizes allowing you to choose based on your needs and budget
  • The hybrid base gives you the opportunity to use both sand and water to weigh down the Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basketball System
  • U-Turn lift system makes it easy to adjust the height of the hoop so that younger players can develop good shooting mechanics


  • While the hybrid base is nice we are not ultimately convinced it justifies the increased cost of this portable basketball system compared to other similar hoops
  • Three piece support pole design will increase shaking when shots hit the rim or backboard

Final Verdict of  Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basketball Hoops Review

Here is another product in best portable basketball hoops. If you are looking for a hoop that will be extremely easy to transport and store then the Spalding NBA Hybrid Portable Basketball Hoop may very well be for you.  At the same time if transportability is not as high a priority, then other similar quality portable basketball systems still offer fairly easy transportation at a more competitive price point.

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