I was lucky enough to grow up with a basketball net in the driveway. I remember the fun my friends and I would have playing to the wee hours. Ours got a lot of use.
My eldest son asked his grandparents for a basketball net for all of us for Christmas. The great Costco net they found was our main family gift. Now that the snow has melted, my dad, my husband and our three older kids built and installed the net on Easter Monday. My baby "helped" by placing her plastic net right next to the larger one.
My husband has since led rowdy games of horse and pig in the driveway, to my children's delight.