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They Invented What? (No. 108)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on August 7, 2008

U.S. Pat. No. 6,101,747: Athletic shoe having basketball hoop.

What is claimed is:

1. An athletic shoe assembly comprising
          an athletic shoe having a heel forming a back exterior surface,
          a miniature basketball backboard, means for affixing said backboard to said back exterior surface,
          a circular rim being affixed to the miniature basketball backboard, and
          a net hanging from said rim for allowing thrown objects to pass through.

2. The athletic shoe assembly of claim 1 further comprising a miniature basketball for use with said rim and net.

3. The athletic shoe assembly of claim 1 wherein said backboard being formed from a flat plastic, said circular rim being formed from a plastic

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