Basketball rims, or hoops, are orange painted goals attached to the backboard and used for scoring points in a game of basketball. Basketball rims today are designed as breakaway rims comprised of a hinge and spring that allow the rim to bend when a player dunks without shattering the backboard.
to furnish with a rim, border, or margin. (of a golf ball or putt) to roll around the edge of (a hole) but not go in. Basketball. (of a basketball) to roll around (the rim of the basket) and not go in. to coat or encrust the rim of (a glass): Rim each cocktail glass with salt. SEE LESS.
This line is used as a boundary line when shooting free throws. It is fifteen feet away from the backboard. On a free throw attempt, the shooter cannot step on or across this line until the ball strikes the rim. The free throw line is also used in defining the three second area. Free Throw Circle . The free throw circles have a diameter of 12 feet.
The physical rim on a basketball goal. 2. The area immediately surrounding the basket, often defined in shot charts as either the restricted area (definition 2) or a circle around the basket whose diameter matches the width of the free-throw lane .
High percentage shot: A shot that is likely to go in the basket, typically taken near the hoop. High post: A player who is stationed in or near the free throw semicircle on offense. Hoop: The basketball rim and backboard players shoot the ball towards in attempt to score points. Also referred to as the ‘basket’.
Basketball Glossary. Air Ball: The ball misses the hoop and backboard entirely. Alley-oop: A high arc pass to a teammate in a position near the basket to leap and score. Alternating-possession rule: A rule in which teams take turns possessing the ball after stopped plays. Assist: A pass that sets up a score.
Technically, the goal or hoop refers to the orange rim that is mounted to the backboard, but in common language, the terms are used when people are referring to the complete sets that make up basketball systems.
Switch to new thesaurus. Noun. 1. basketball hoop- horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball. basket, hoop. basketball equipment- sports equipment used in playing basketball.