Sports are an excellent way to showcase athletic prowess and bring family and friends together. At Walmart, you'll find everything you need to take your basketball skills to the next level. Build your own set up at home with Walmart's selection of basketball rims, nets and backboards, or replace your current basketball with a new one from top brands like Wilson, Lifetime, Silverback, Goalrilla and Spalding. Here a few things to keep in mind for when shopping so you can find the right gear for your needs.
Pick up a good basketball
Like similar sports that require a heavy amount of handling such as football or baseball, having a good ball is essential. Finding a good basketball is more than just picking the right one for your age group, however. One of the key signs of a good basketball is its grip: the more robust the grip, the easier it will be to dribble, pass and shoot during games. Depending on how you often you play, you may also want to check for fabric construction, to see how the basketball will fare in certain conditions. For example, basketballs made for outdoor use will be able to withstand harsh weather conditions better than a basketball made only for indoor use.
Arm yourself with the proper equipment and accessories
Being a skilled athlete is only half of the battle when it comes to getting the job done in practice or in the game. You also need the right basketball goals and basketball systems at your disposal. Want to improve your shot? Practice until you're hitting nothing but net with Walmart's selection of wall-mounted basket hoops. Or keep things simple and fun with an over-door basketball hoop on days when you prefer to stay inside. Better yet, invest in a basketball hoop for kids or nail a slam dunk in your swim trunks with a poolside basketball hoop. This is a great way to not only get friends and family involved with minimal risk of injury, but also is a fresh way to enjoy an otherwise demanding sport.