A friend was moving and didn't want to take the hoop, so we got it for free fifty-free! She didn't have the basketball around, though, so he's been playing with a plush Angry Bird that Ray won him in Las Vegas. Also, an old tennis ball that a neighbor dog chewed on and abandoned.
He's getting good with the ball! He has a mean layup, and does it both right- and left-handed.
It's not his first basketball hoop, actually. We have another free hand-me-down hoop that he used to play with a lot as a baby. He still does the occasional dunk in it for old times sake.
Look at that bald head! Adorable.
And can I also mention ..... HEAT RULE! ;)