The nets used by athletes to dunk the ball and score points in the beloved game of basketball evolved from peaches, or rather the baskets used to collect peaches.
In 1893, the Narragansett Machine Company replaced the peach baskets when they started manufacturing iron baskets with a net to catch the ball and a chain at the bottom to help retrieve it. Backboards were introduced in 1895, not to assist the shooters, but to keep the audience from interfering with the trajectory of the ball.
The first basketball hoops were peach baskets nailed to an elevated track. Evolution. The peach basket hoop was replaced by a metal rim and netting about a decade after the sport was invented. The netting was closed at the bottom, so much like the peach basket, players had to climb up and retrieve the ball from the net each time someone scored.
Baskets are still used in basketball, but have evolved to eliminate the manual retrieval of the ball. Today's basket is an 18-inch-diameter (46 cm) metal rim, with a 15- or 18-inch-long (38 or 46 cm), open-ended nylon net extending below it. The rim is actually about twice the diameter of a regulation basketball.
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There are two types of games you can play. If you're playing pickup basketball, you can play half court with one hoop instead of full court with two hoops. Basketball hoops consist of a backboard, rim, net, and metal post that hold them up in the air. Basketball courts always have hoops on them, otherwise, they wouldn't be basketball courts. See Hoops
DUNK: A trademark basketball move where the player jumps high enough to reach above the basket, and then slams the ball into the basket with either one hand, or both hands. FORWARD: This is also one of the 3 standard player positions. The forwards primary task is to score as much as possible.
The rules, of course, began being tweaked nearly from the beginning and the old peach basket was thrown out in favor of iron rims with netting as early as 1893 (though, interestingly, the first netted hoops had a closed bottom, so a long wooden dowel still had to be used to retrieve the ball for around a decade after the net was introduced until someone finally got the bright idea of just using an open ended net, so that the ball would just fall through, no stick required).