Lifetime 52” Steel-Framed Shatterproof Portable Basketball Hoop

Lifetime 52” Steel-Framed Shatterproof Portable Basketball Hoop is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 401.
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NOW:$399.99(20% off!)
WAS: $499.99*

Lifetime 52” Steel-Framed Shatterproof Portable Basketball Hoop
Lifetime 52” Steel-Framed Shatterproof Portable Basketball Hoop
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Product Information:

Enhance your game with the Lifetime® 52” Steel-Framed Shatterproof Portable Basketball Hoop. This basketball system features a steel-framed, shatter-proof backboard with a blow-molded frame pad for maximum durability. Power Lift® construction allows for effortless height adjustments, while the XL heavy-duty portable base and straight round extension arms provide extra stability.


  • Steel-Framed shatterproof backboard
  • Makrolon® backboard surface
  • Power Lift® height adjuster for quick and easy adjustments
  • Slam-It® rim
  • XL portable 35-gallon base
  • Includes all weather 70g net
  • Proudly assembled in the USA
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Model: 90228
  • Lifetime


  • Backboard size: 52"
  • Backboard surface thickness: 3 mm
  • Adjustment range: 7.5' - 10'
  • Adjustment increments: Infinite
  • Base dimensions: 49.5" x 32.7" x 9"
  • Extension: 22"
  • Pole sections: 3-piece
  • Pole size: 3.5" round

Assembly Info

  • Fill Base with 35 Gallons of Water
  • Base gel available to prevent freezing (sold separately)
  • Sand can also be used
  • Turn your water into gel to protect against freezing during the winter with Base Hold Gel

For additional information relating to the Manufacturer's Warranty, please contact 1-800-242-3865.
  • Brand: Lifetime
  • Country of Origin: United States of America or Imported
  • Style: 90228


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could be better at this priice The goal is fine and is sturdy. I had to request a new lower tube part because there was not a slot cut in it to assemble correctly. No big deal. The problem is that this goal is pretty expensive and I think should have been $100 less for the quality of the backboard. It is a thin plexiglass and is a little wavy. It came preassembled so nothing that I did. The goal looks nice in the yard but when you shoot the ball against the backboard, I think people five streets over can here it. The back board could be beefed up a little and then it would justify paying $400 for the goal. Wait until the next higher up model goes on sale and you will be happier.
Date published: 2013-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value - rim and backboard has some give... This has been a good hoop so far. We put it together ourselves - it took two of us about 2.5 hrs with reasonably good tools. It isn't quick, but if you have the tools, it isn't particularly hard. The height of the hoop adjust very easily and that is probably our favorite feature. The backboard and rim have more give than I might like - your shots need to be precise! A lot of shots that feel like they should go in go askew because the backboard or the rim shimmy when the ball hits them. Not a deal breaker and will probably make us better shooters in the long run, just something to be aware of. Overall I would recommend it as a good, inexpensive option
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hoop it up! Excellent product. All parts were in the box. Hardware was separately bagged in accordance with assembly steps - which made putting it together easy with 2 people. The longest part of the process was filling the base with sand, but it was worth it. When the base was completely filled with 375lbs of sand, I could still move it myself (although some may be better off with 2 people). It has already been subjected to 50 mph winds with no movement. Very stable! If I ever sold it or had to load it up into a vehicle I would just suction some of the sand out with a shop-vac. I would buy this product again.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer support from Lifetime Bought this 8 months ago from local sports retailer for Christmas present. Called support about assembly. VERY pleasant and assisted me in obtaining detailed drawings for downloading. Thought I had missing parts, but realized I had everything and used detailed assembly instructions to do it right. Just called them again about support brackets that needing replacement after wind storm (60mph) blew unit into wall edge and bent poles. Customer support pleasantly, quickly, without interrogation processed replacements under warrantee. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. By the way. The unit has performed excellent since assembly also.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product with poor directions We are really excited about this product and happy it is up in the driveway. It had better last a lifetime, because putting it together was a once in a lifetime experience. It wasn't actually difficult, and could have been easy- if the company had spent a little more time making sure it would be hassle free. Color coding the proper bolts and holes would have been helpful. Within one bag there might be three long bolts, one slightly smaller then the others. But the directions that use that bag of bolts might be spread out over three pages, making it hard to notice which bolt was correct until you have chosen the wrong one. Im very happy with the product but it was not one of the easier products we have put together in our 13 years of parenting.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hoop- easy to raise and lower I bought this basketball hoop for my 6 year old boy. The product shipped on time and the assembly company called me twice before it arrived. I called back when it arrived and they installed it the next day as promised. That alone was worth the price of admission! The hoop itself is nice and seems pretty sturdy. It is easy to raise to 10 feet or lower to seven for my little guy to shoot on. This hoop will grow with him and I am happy with my purchase. The installer put water in the base and my only minor complaint is that is it real heavy and not easy to move- even with the wheels. Overall, I am real happy with my whole purchase experience from Dicks.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hoop We were deciding between a portable hoop and an inground hoop. The inground hoops are obviously better, but the cost of installation is so high plus the inability to move the hoop. We purchased this hoop at Dicks and paid to have it assembled. The 3rd party company came later that week and assembled in 2-3 hours w/ no issues. It was well worth the $150 to have assembled, especially when I read about all the issues people have with assembly.The hoop is very solid feeling and the backboard is also very solid. It almost feels like an inground system. I would purchase this hoop again, no question.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Almost impossible to assemble I'm so disappointed to say that this hoop is nearly impossible to put together! My husband and I spent almost 3 hours on it, and only got the poles and he backboard/rim partially assembled. This is due to the horrible instructions, non-labeling of parts, and the lack of a full suite of wrenches/pliers/drill bits (you name it!) on our part. I have called Dicks and will instead have someone come out to finish the job for us. Spending another $150 for assembly is well worth the time and frustration it would take us to finish this. As an assembler of many pieces of furniture, it hurts my pride a lot to say this, but please pay someone to assemble this for you!
Date published: 2017-07-05
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