Throughout gyms, parks, and driveways around the world, basketball hoops are almost always 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground. Some leagues for young children play on shorter hoops, but from junior high schools through the professional leagues, the game is played on hoops of the standard 10-foot height.
When did the NBA raise the rim?
The height of the rim was eventually codified, but in 1954, the NBA raised the hoop to 12 feet for one game in an attempt to reduce the dominance of George Mikan, the 6′ 10″ legend who dominated his era (he ended up scoring less than his average on the season).
Is NBA double rim or single?
Usually only outside courts use double rim. I have never seen an inside court, such as gyms and schools, use a double rim. A double rim is harder to shoot and make a shot with, especially with a bouncy ball such as a high PSI plastic ball. Most bad shots will not go in.
Who is the tallest player in NBA history?
Tallest Players in NBA History
- Gheorghe Muresan, 7’7″ (Washington Bullets/Wizards, New Jersey Nets)
- Manute Bol, 7’7″ (Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat)
- Yao Ming, 7’6″ (Houston Rockets)
- Shawn Bradley, 7’6″ (Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks)
Has a white person ever won the dunk contest?
It wasn’t the best or most exciting by any means, but it gave us the most surprising and different winner, with rookie Brent Barry taking home the trophy. The fun fact is that he is the first and only white player ever to win the dunk contest (apologies to Blake Griffin and Zach LaVine).
Is NBA rim bigger than college?
Are college basketball rims bigger? No. The hoop size and distance off the floor are the same.