Here is a net-less basketball hoop in a park in eastern Kansas.
The basketball court is in great condition, the hoop is in good condition, but what’s missing is a basketball net for the hoop.
What happened? I can only speculate, but my first guess would be that they had a nylon net up, and it simply got worn out over time due to the weather, and then it fell off the hoop.
I hope they get a new net soon!
(apologies for the sideways picture — I’m traveling and working from just my phone here)