Basketball backboard and rim combos are great for most home courts. Using a mounting brackets, most basketball backboard combos can attach to a wall, a roof, or a 3.5-inch round pole. If you want to save some money, backboard combos are your best bet. Some backboard features a 50-inch wide acrylic backboard and the Pro Slam rim from Spalding. While other backboard combos are supported by a steel frame, providing optimal strength and improved rebound compared to similarly-sized plastic-framed backboards. The acrylic material provides a much better rebound compared to polycarbonate.