Young superstars will love to dunk the three brightly colored balls through the hoop or press one of the buttons to see where the ball comes out.
There is a headboard and a net, but the rest of the game differs from the NBA version to become more baby-friendly. Attached to the headboard is a plastic contraption with three slots, where you set three balls. Tots press the buttons just below the slots to send the balls downward. The buttons to the sides send the balls not through the basket but down a secret chute and out the base. The button in the center, which squeaks when pressed, is the swish control--the ball goes straight through the hoop. Of course, older toddlers may wish to bypass the buttons and go directly to slam-dunk, one of the many advantages of a 13-inch net. We do have one caveat: while Baby Basketball was easy to assemble, it was quite difficult to take apart again. Young superstars will love to dunk the three brightly colored balls through the hoop or press one of the buttons to see where the ball comes out. Squeaking center button makes a basket every time! Realistic fabric net.