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Basketball hoops or courts are a type of object available in The Sims, The Sims 2: FreeTime, and The Sims 4: City Living. They are also available for purchase from The Sims 3 Store.

The SimsEdit

SuperDoop Basketball Hoop
TS1 Bball
Sims just can't resist a little b-ball action when their fun levels are low! Even the adults and neighbors like to join in. Make your house THE fun house in the neighborhood with the SuperDoop Basketball Hoop. No assembly required.
Game The Sims
Buyable Buy mode
Price §650
Type Fun
Size 1x3

Basketball in The Sims is played on the SuperDoop Basketball Hoop, which must be placed outside. If Unleashed is installed, Sim Central Park in Old Town has a couple of basketball goals.

While adult Sims don't gain much fun from it, and usually won't stay long, children stay around 35% longer.

The Sims 2: FreeTimeEdit

H-O-R-S-E of course Basket Ball Hoop
Horse ofcourse bball hoop
Only parent approved space grade material components are allowed for construction of this durable b-ball court. Summoning the sweetest shots will come naturally with this well crafted device.
Game The Sims 2: FreeTime
Buyable Buy mode
Price §2,750
Type Fun, Skill
Size 5x5

Basketball returns in The Sims 2: FreeTime with the H-O-R-S-E of course Basket Ball Hoop.[n 1] It builds Body skill, increases Sims' fitness, and builds enthusiasm for the Sports hobby. One or two Sims can play, and will take turns making baskets from different angles, but cannot play an actual game.

Sims will change into athletic wear when playing. If a Sim autonomously decides to shoot hoops, he or she will continue walking to the court even if the player cancels the action.[n 2]

The object includes both the goal and the court, and it can be placed on flooring or terrain. There are two versions, one with a green court, and one in which the court is invisible. It must be placed outdoors because the top of the goal is higher than the top of a wall. However, it is possible to build an indoor basketball court by either placing the object first, then building a two-story (or higher) structure around it, or by using the moveobjects cheat.

The name is a reference to the variation of basketball known as H-O-R-S-E, and the saying that "a horse is a horse, of course".

The Sims 3 Edit

Rim Rockin' Basketball Hoop
Basketball Hoop
If you’re looking to take your training to the next level then the Rim Rockin’ Basketball Hoop just might be the item for you! More than just a way to show your Sim's athletic prowess, it’s a way to show your Sim's complete and utter sports dominance! Challenge other Sims to a friendly game of hoops, or shatter the backboard with the epic dunking contest!
Game The Sims 3 Store
Buyable Buy mode
Price §1,000
Type Fun, Skill
Size 5x6

Basketball returns in the store set known as Level Up, which contains a functioning basketball hoop. As in The Sims 2: FreeTime, Sims will change into athletic wear when playing. If a Sim autonomously decides to shoot hoops, he or she will continue walking to the court even if the player cancels the action. There are two types of actions; practice dunking and a challenge basketball contest.

The Sims 4: City LivingEdit

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Basketball hoops were reintroduced with the City Living expansion pack. Playing basketball provides a boost in fun, but reduces hygiene. It builds the athletic skill.

Sims can choose to practice shooting, practice dunks, practice dribbling, shootaround, or "Dream Big". Sims can also challenge another Sim to a dunk or shootout contest.

Winning a basketball game will give Sims the happy emotion. However, Sims will get angry or sad if they lose a basketball game.


  1. This is the spelling used in the game files.
  2. This mod from Cyjon fixes this.