The ring of the rim is 5/8" solid rolled steel. See Gared Sports (the producers of the NBA rims) for more info: http://garedsports.com/products/product.html?uid=528&pid=3
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8 ft is the official NBA height from floor to the rim.
From the floor to the rim it is 10 feet tall or around 3 metres.
18 inches in diameter
8 ft is the official NBA height from the floor to the rim.
Same height, 10ft
The rim is actually about twice the diameter of a regulation basketball. In the NBA, the official ball is made of leather and has a circumference of 30 inches (76 cm) and a diameter of 9 inches (23 cm).Which also means,the rim's diameter is 18 inches.
Dwayne Wade's hanging on rim Lebron James' Chalk Toss Kevin Garnett's Fist Pump
when the playe are in warm up.
10 feet From High School to the NBA the the vertical distance from the floor directly below the rim to the top of the rim is 10 feet.