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 Size: 50 inches
  • Backboard Width: 50 inches
  • Thickness of Backboard : 2 inches
  • 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

  • Backboard Shape: Rectangular / Square
  • Basketball Backboard Material: Makrolon® Polycarbonate
  • 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!
 
3.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

52%

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 (8)
  • Flimsy base (5)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Susceptible to weather (3)

Best Uses

  • Residential use (14)
  • Practice (8)
  • Pickup games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (9), Street baller (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (9)

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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.

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  • No

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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

      (1 of 2 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.

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          • 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

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          • No

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          (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

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            (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.

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            • No

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            (14 of 14 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.

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              • No

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              (4 of 4 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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Lifetime Basketball System (50")

              By Todd

              from New Jersey

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pickup Games
                • Practice
                • Residential Use

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

                This unit is NOT hard to setup if you take your time and read the directions. I suggest reading the directions front cover to back first, organize the main parts, and then move forward with assembling the unit. All of the parts are separated by the instruction steps in individual bags. It took me and my 10 year old son about 2 hours to put it together.

                It's a nice system for home use and it serves its purpose well (practice and small pickup games). I strongly suggest filling the base with sand not water. It takes 8 to 9 bags of sand which I purchased at Home Depot. The system will play a lot better (more solid) with a sand base.

                If you take your time assembling the system correctly, and don't abuse the system (i.e. hang on the rim etc.), it should/will last. For the money it's a good system and it will service its purpose. Also nice to note it was made in the USA.

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                • No

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