Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!

50” portable lifetime basketball systems are designed for the serious players with easy Speed Shift™ height adjustment, a hoop made for slam dunks, and a shatter-proof backboard.
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The Lifetime® 90083 50" shatterproof fusion portable basketball system can be placed anywhere you want to play hoops -- no cement needed. Lifetime®'s portable basketball hoops rely on a heavy-duty polyethylene roller base filled with sand or water; this makes the basketball system easy to install and transport.

Key Specs:

  • Model Number: 90083
  • Backboard Height: 30 inches
  • Backboard Shape: Rectangular / Square
  • Backboard Size: 50 inches
  • Backboard Width: 50 inches
  • Thickness of Backboard : 2 inches
  • Basketball Backboard Material: Makrolon® Polycarbonate
  • Rim Size: 5/8 Inch
  • All Weather Basketball Net: Yes
  • Portable Base Fill: Sand or Water
  • Pole Pieces : 3 Poles
  • Pole Diameter: 3 inches
  • Adjustable Height Minimum: 8 ft
  • Adjustable Height Maximum: 10 ft
  • Warranty on Parts: 5 Year
 

Features

 

Benefits

  • Pole Shape: Round
  • Powder Coat Finish: Yes
  • Protects against fading and weather.

Additional Info

  • 31-gal HDPE base
  • Blow-molded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) frame with clear playing surface
  • Rolls to desired location

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Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!
 
3.1

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to adjust (14)
  • Stable base (9)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Weather proof (7)
  • Easy to set up (5)

Cons

  • Hard to set up (9)
  • Flimsy base (5)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Susceptible to weather (3)

Best Uses

  • Residential use (15)
  • Practice (9)
  • Pickup games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (10), Street baller (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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2.0

Works Fine, Assembly Was Difficult

By B-Bob

from Armonk NY

About Me Competitive Athlete

Pros

    Cons

    • Hard To Set Up
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Practice
    • Residential Use

    Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

    Assembly was real difficult (and I've assembled tons of things in my life with little or no problems). Some of the bolt threads were badly machined and you couldn't tighten a nut on them. I had to go out and buy replacements. A lot of times, holes and parts didn't line up properly, you had to be creative and force some things. Generally, poor machining of parts.
    Also, the instructions could be A LOT clearer. A lot of times they don't tell you things that you need to know.
    Other than the assembly and instruction issues, the unit is decent.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Good quality

    By FourMyBoyz

    from Marietta. Georgia

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    Pros

    • Easy To Adjust
    • Quality Construction
    • Stable Base

    Cons

    • Hard To Set Up
    • Poor Install Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Pickup Games
    • Practice
    • Residential Use

    Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

    Please make sure that you have plenty of time for setup. Took two days to complete. Total time was 6.00 hrs. to setup. You must take your time because the installation instructions were poor. Replaced the net that was provided with a metal one. This was a very good move.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor base design

    By rich

    from stony brook, NY

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

        This was a xmas gift from 2013. We put together in April 2014. Within a few times of moving it, the bottom front corners began to leak(filled w water). Lifetime replaced base for free. Two months later, the same occurred, bottom front leaking. Called lifetime and they again sent a replacement. The third base just started leaking. Emailed Lifetime warranty, but have not heard back. Called Sports Authority and they said I could bring it back for credit. This system was not in the least bit abused. As you might guess this is poor manufacturing of a product. I would not recommend this to anyone.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for everyone

        By Mike P

        from Eastchester NY

        About Me Street Baller

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Directions Were Confusing
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Quality Construction
        • Stable Base

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

            Great for the driveway or backyard

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            good value, but odd setup

            By Wanted to Spend Less Time Assembling

            from St Louis, MO

            About Me Street Baller

            Pros

            • Easy To Adjust

            Cons

            • Hard To Set Up

            Best Uses

            • Practice
            • Residential Use

            Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

            Overall for the price paid it seems like a decent value. You would think that since they put part numbers in the instructions that they would match the 3 part numbers they have on each bag of part -- Nope! A few parts of installation were perplexing, like the springs on the rim. They were too big for the assembly so we had to clamp them down and bent the bar in the process.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            By LeBronJamesBball538

            from Woburn,Massachusetts

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Pros

            • Easy To Adjust
            • Quality Construction
            • Stable Base
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Hard To Set Up

            Best Uses

            • Pickup Games
            • Practice
            • Residential Use

            Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

            little difficulty in assembling it but amazing I can dunk play hard core games I LOVED IT! the best ever

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great hoop, easy to assemble

            By Rich

            from Katy, TX

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Quality Construction
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Residential Use

              Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

              Easy to assemble. Took about 1.5 hours.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              good product

              By Basketball123

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Pros

              • Easy To Adjust
              • Quality Construction
              • Stable Base
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

              • Hard To Set Up

              Best Uses

              • Pickup Games
              • Practice
              • Residential Use

              Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

              very good product easy ajustment took a good 3-4 hours to set up it was ok but overall good.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pleasantly surprised

              By Handy Single Mom

              from Arlington, VA

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Pros

              • Easy To Adjust
              • Quality Construction
              • Stable Base

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practice
                • Residential Use

                Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

                I picked this up a couple days ago, as it was on sale and an additional 15% off coupon came around. The price ended up being lower than what it would have been for Black Friday.

                Our main use for this is for my 8 year old daughter to practice at home and for us to play around together. I don't plan on dunking or totally abusing the system. For this purpose, the hoop looks to meet that need.

                Setup: It took me about 3 hours to do it by myself. Not too bad. The instructions were easy to follow and all the pieces lined up fine. Not sure what everyone else experienced, but I didn't have to deal with it on my end. The only hard part in doing it myself was attaching the pole to the base (I installed the backboard/rim to the pole before connecting the pole to the base - I recommend this set up because everything is easier to access and manipulate).

                The base seems very stable. I got the H2OLD (the polymer gel) and filled it with water. Easy!! And it doesn't appear to be going anywhere.

                Once I got everything up, I got a ball to see how 'bad' the shake off the backboard would be. I hemmed and hawed over this and went back and forth over returning this one for a more expensive system. It was not at all bad. There was a little shake, but is expected out of a portable. The ball does make a thump noise when it hits the backboard, but it does bounce off a little bit. Let's be real...it's not glass so my expecatations were low. I was pleasantly surprised.

                Can't really speak to the durability, but for now, yes, I would buy this again. It was actually kind of fun setting up (I have lots of experience putting together ikea products - this in comparison was a breeze).

                For under $200, I'm happy with the purchase and would recommend it. Hoping to make a video or something since there aren't any out there of this model, or the Courtside series.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good product for the price

                By parent

                from New England

                About Me Street Baller

                Pros

                • Easy To Adjust
                • Quality Construction
                • Stable Base
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                • Hard To Set Up

                Best Uses

                • Pickup Games
                • Practice
                • Residential Use

                Comments about Lifetime 90083 50 Inch Shatter Proof Fusion Portable Basketball System - Sports Authority Exclusive!:

                Product was not a quick setup for us. I recommend you have a power drill to drive screws and organize bags before starting. We have owned it for four months now, and are very pleased with the quality, hopefully will last years. My middle-school and elementary school age children enjoy it very much. I do recommend filling it with sand...does add stability, even though it takes longer. Overall a solid product so far. This winter withstood a blizzard with no problem.

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                • Yes

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