Creative (and Weird) Basketball Hoops

Link - article by Avi Abrams

Exercise Anywhere! Make your hoop out of anything!

Well, here is a truly random Dark Roasted Blend subject: if you thought that we became predictable (steampunk, futurism, extreme travel, vintage treasure hunts), then this article should prove to be a combo-breaker, kinda like our classic outing about Some of the World's Strangest Fences.

We're only going to get the ball rolling, i.e. only to start with a few examples and pictures of weird hoops, perhaps you will find more?

Neon and glow-paint basketball hoop solutions can become a borderline urban art:

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Right image: Zhou Wendou's 'Basketball Hoops' (2009) art piece featuring neon light tubing, displayed at the de Sarthe Gallery in Sidney.

"I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames." -- Les Brown

This slogan "Exercise Anywhere" was already used for Thai Health Promotion Foundation ad campaign - in this case the hoop is a paper cut-out:

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A basketball hoop tree sculpture, installed in a playground in Nantes by French architecture firm Agency/LTA:

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Another hoop-tree grows here (left) - and on the right is a hoop-tree urban art by Alexandre Arrechea:

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And this is a piece of urban art by Spy:

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You Wanna Play? Cool Accessories & DIY Awesomeness

If you enjoy thinking about sports during your coffee (or hot chocolate) break, here is a wonderful basketball hoop cup designed to catch all your marshmallows:

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A cute idea for recycling a hoop (you can order this shade here):

Only have a few rusty parts to make a hoop? Try these creative ideas:

Basketball hoop from bicycle parts

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Chainlink basketball nets are actually quite widespread:

K'nex basketball hoops:

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Or you can even create K'nex mini-basketball arcade game (if you have enough pieces):

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Out-of-the-ordinary basketball fails

These guys from North Dakota are transporting a basketball hoop (with dubious success):

Not a ball, but a whole hoop ends up inside a car:

This was apparently a prank aimed at a gym teacher:

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Russian basketball hoops can be quite... unique (see, for example, one made out of kitchen utensils and pots):

And this one, we hope, is not going to crash on top of some poor children:

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Lost Hoop... a sorry picture:

Basketball hoops covered in ice can be quite beautiful:

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