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Lifetime Basketball InGround Hoop 90020 48" Polycarbonate Backboard
#90020 by Lifetime
4.4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews 4.4 out of 5  
7Customer Reviews
5 Star: 71% 5
4 Star: 0% 0
3 Star: 28% 2
2 Star: 0% 0
1 Star: 0% 0
Sale Price $219.95 $199.98
(Savings: $19.97)
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Lifetime InGround Basketball Goals - 90020 48-inch Backboard System

  • Dimensions: 48 inches W x 30 inches H.
  • Plastic backboard frame thickness: 2 inches.
  • Material: Makrolon® Polycarbonate.
  • Polycarbonate backboards are stronger than acrylic backboards.

Slam-It Rim

  • Comes with a regulation-dimaeter, 18-inch black classic rim and all-weather white net.
  • Rim color: orange.
  • Color: white.
  • Standard 12 loop net design.
  • Double spring compression rim holds up well to aggressive play.
  • Steel metal net hooks are welded to the rim. No plastic clips.


  • Pole size: 3.5-inch round pole.
  • Pole assembly: 3 pieces.
  • Powder coated steel helps pole resist rusting.
  • Pole cap included to help prevent rain water for getting inside pole.
  • Color: black.

Height Adjuster

  • Height adjusts using Action Grip mechanism.
  • Rim height adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in 6-inch increments.
  • Action Gripmechanism uses a handle on the back of the pole to raise and lower the hoop.
  • This mechanism can typically be operated with just one hand.

Other Specs and Features:

  • Comes with a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products.
  • Shipment weight: 75 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 49 inches x 32 inches x 5 inches.

Get an affordable, in-ground basketball hoop with the 90020 Lifeitme Products basketball system. The 90020 features a 48-inch wide polycarbonate backboard, a Slam-It double-spring compression rim, and a 3.5-inch round pole. The polycarbonate backboard material provides a long-lasting product that is estimated at 30 times stronger than comparably-sizd acrylic backboard. Have your way with the rim with the Slam-It rim. This rim features a dual-spring mount that holds up well to aggressive play. Get the largest round pole available for Lifetime Products with the 3.5-inch diameter pole. The larger the pole, the more stable the system is when in use.

Lifetime Product warranties all parts of this system for 5 years, giving you one of the best warranties for your basketball system available. All metal components of this system are powder coated, which helps the metal resist rusting. Installation is easy, typically requiring no more than 2 adults.

About this level of Lifetime Basketball Goal:

Lifetime Products produces a series of basketball systems in this price range with varying components and features. For the 90020 Lifetime Basketball Hoop, the design features of note are the backboard material, backboard size, backboard frame material, and pole size. For this level of Lifetime basketball system the backboard comes in either an acrylic or polycarbonate material. The 90020 has a polycarbonate, which is the stronger material as far as durability. The backboard size of 48 inches is a middle-ranged size for this level of basketball system. Basketball hoops in this price range can feature backboards as large as 54 inches and as small as 44 inches. The frame of Lifetime basketball backboards can either be plastic or steel. Steel backboard frames are typically more rigid in play and more durable. Plastic frames lend to a lower cost, but can be weaker over time. And lastly, the pole sizes available for Lifetime basketball round poles are as small as 2.75 inches round, and as large as 3.5 inches round. The 90020 features the 3.5-inch round pole.

UPC: 081483002361.

This product has a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Simply hang onto the original packaging and contact us within 30 days of receipt if you are not satisfied with this product. We will hve the item picked up at our cost and refund you in full. We are that confident you will love this product!

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This product ships via FedEx. The warehouse is located in Clearfield, Utah. Fast Shipping! Orders for this product generally leave the warehouse within 1 business day. Delivery of the product is a doorstep delivery. No signture required.

A ground sleeve is useful for installation of the basketball system if you think that you will need to remove the system at some point; examples: you are going to move soon, and you want to take the system with you, or you want to take the system down for part of the year.

A great training aid for baskteball shooting practice when shooting for the same position in front of the system is a basketball hoop chute.

Pole pads help protect players from direct impact with the pole of the system. The 0648 is a particularly thick pad, which cushions impact very well.

What is the difference between acrylic and tempered glass?

Acrylic is not as rigid as tempered glass, and tends to hold up better in more abusive conditions.

Do I need a ground sleeve to install this basketball system?

A ground sleeve's purpose is to allow you to remove the pole of the system out of the ground it you think you will need to do that. Common reasons for removal are moving or putting the system in storage during the winter. If you do not think you will need to do this, you do not need a ground sleeve.

Does the ground sleeve weaken the pole stability of the 90020?

The ground sleeve is a steel encasement that form fits the pole. At the top of the ground sleeve, after installing the pole, you will hammer in a wedge that will keep the pole from moving while in the sleeve. Stability with and without a ground sleeve is very comprable.

7 Customer Reviews
5 Star: 71% 5
Average Customer Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews 4.4 out of 5
85% recommend it to friends
4 Star: 0% 0
3 Star: 28% 2
2 Star: 0% 0
1 Star: 0% 0
5 out of 5 stars Price is right!
by Jess from Florida on 5/12/2014
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
We checked out a lot of hoops. For our first one, we wanted to make sure we got quality without spending a lot of money. This is a great hoop. My kids are 11, 8, and 5 and they all play on it and love it. Fast delivery and what we were expecting. Good deal!
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3 out of 5 stars Decent product - instructions are terrible
by DStanley from Oklahoma City, OK on 12/31/2013
Recommends it to Friends: No
I just got the goal installed, and unless you are an experienced handyman you could find yourself stuck on day 1. The instructions tell you to fill the hole with cement _then_ install the pole, which unless you have a soupy concrete mix (which is not as strong as a drier mix), you will need to remove some concrete to get the pole down to the instructed depth. It also tells you to install a rebar _after_ installing the pole, but since the rebar is inside the pole youll need a 1X1 block to put in the pole to hammer it in, and offers no suggestion on how to center the rebar inside the pole. Also, the parts diagrams _say_ that the pictures are actual size (unless otherwise noted), but most of the pictures were not actual size, which means youll need to measure the bolts to make sure you use the right ones. I cant speak to the durability yet since we just installed it but Im leery of the plastic backboard frame. I was hoping to be able to use the metal frame from my portable system but the pole does not go 10 feet up (the adjustment mechanism raises the goal to 10 by angling higher than the top of the pole). It was the cheapest in-ground system I could find but I wouldnt be surprised if Im replacing it in a few years.
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5 out of 5 stars works great!!
by tonemaster from matteson,illinois on 8/4/2013
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
I received the item in about five days and every piece was accounted for. It took me about a total of four hours to install the whole thing, minus the 72 hour waiting period. The system is solid and the adjustable rim is great for the kids.
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5 out of 5 stars just what they wanted
by tammy from utica, ky on 1/2/2013
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Thank your for your prompt service. It would have been here in time for Christmas but the snow storm out west delayed it, but my kids were excited to open and assemble 2 days after christmas.Great product and loved the price and NO shipping. Thanks and have a great day!!
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by COACHJ from OHIO on 7/6/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
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3 out of 5 stars Nice size for younger kids.
by KidSpoiler from Rapid City, SD on 4/28/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
The grandkids love their new in-ground basketball hoop. We were surprised that the plastic backboard was rather light-weight. It also would have helped if the assembly directions were correct. The top pole holes did not line up with the slot for the screw in the middle pole. So we had to call the company to get the correct instructions. We were told the designed changed but the old instructions were sent with the item. Their customer service was very helpful and told us how to correct the problem and get the top and middle poles apart (which was "irreversible" according to the directions).
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5 out of 5 stars Great $$ value
by RSchroeder from Murrieta, CA on 3/25/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Great value for the price, looked at sport stores and internet for the best price and this company was it. delivery was within 1 week, assembly was easy to moderate took me 2 hours, but i took my time and let my 13 year old son do alot of the work. I would recommend this product to anyone that wants a low cost in-ground basketball court.
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