We cemented a basketball hoop pole in the ground at our previous house and I was surprisingly sad to leave it behind. I have wanted a new hoop ever since we have moved. I even bought one about a year ago, felt buyers remorse about how expensive it was and how we didn't really NEED it and took it back the next day. I haunted craigslist for months trying to find one and didn't find one. I finally decided that I was being really silly and just bought one for keeps. The kids (the older boys especially) love it and are out shooting hoops any free second they can find.