How to Draw a Basketball Hoop from the Side

When it comes to popular sports, basketball often tops the list for many fans – it is fast, exciting, and interesting to both watch and play. In just a few short steps, we will learn how to draw our own basketball hoop, and to score that winning point!


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Use a gray pen and a ruler to create a vertical line ascending from the bottom of the page, around two inches from the right. On top of this, add another line, at around a 35-degree angle, heading towards the top left-hand corner.


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Now use the gray pen and ruler to draw another line at the end of the one you just drew, once again pointing upwards, and ending at the top of the page. Then add another line, parallel to the angled one, which is slightly shorter.


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Extend this inner line, bringing it parallel to the first, and bring it down to the bottom of the page.


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Now, return to the line at the top of the page, and make this into a rectangle shape with your ruler.


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Take the black pen and ruler and thicken the left-hand line of the rectangle.


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Bring a line from the top right corner of the triangle down to the top of the post and use the black pen and the ruler to make this a little thicker.


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Now use a gray pen to add two lines just above the bottom of the rectangle, heading out towards the left of the page.


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Use a red pen and a ruler to draw two parallel lines beside this one, heading out towards the left-hand side of the page.


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Use the red pen to fill in the space between these lines, creating a solid shape.


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Use the gray pen and a ruler to draw two lines descending from this shape, both heading downwards at slight angles.


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Now, add lines to the shape to create a “criss-cross” effect – this is the basketball net.


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Grab an orange pen and a drawing compass to add a circle to the top of the basket – this will be your ball.


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Use a black pen and a ruler to create an “X” in the middle of the ball.


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Use the black pen to add two semicircles to the ball, one on either side.


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Finally, fill in the ball with an orange pen.


So, there we have it; you are now the proud owner of your very own basketball hoop! The real question is: do you have what it takes to score?

Basketball is a game which enjoys along, rich history, dating back to 1891. According to sporting experts, basketball as we know it was invented in 1891 by James Naismith, a worker at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. Naismith was instructed by his boss to invent an indoor winter activity to help keep inhabitants occupied and active during the cold winter months, and the result was the sport that we enjoy today. Naismith was also responsible for creating the original rule book and acted as the founder of the basketball program at the University of Kansas.

In its early form, basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and a set of Peach baskets – referees were required to retrieve the ball each time a player made a basket. 1900 so the arrival of string baskets we know today, and these were shortly followed by the arrival of backboards – the original intention of these was to help prevent spectators from blocking shots. In these early days, dribbling was also not allowed – in fact, players were prohibited from advancing the ball in anyway, and instead made to throw it from whatever they caught it.

This changed in 1897 during a game at Yale, with the official allowance for the dribble being adopted four years later – this was initially restricted to one per possession. It may seem how to imagine a game of baseball without the classic “slam dunk”, but this was also a later addition, and was banned just before the 1967 to 1968 season, making a reappearance in the 1976 to 1977 season. Other evolutions included the number of players permitted per side, the type and nature of fouls, and the length of the game.

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