Nearly a dozen cops looked on as he tried to free himself but failed, at times dangling upside down just by his foot.
Eventually, two firefighters arrived with a ladder and were able to cut down the net and free the man.
Seattle police say the suspect may be arrested.
Shirtless man removed from Cal Anderson basketball hoop. He may be arrested for property destruction, or at least goal-tending.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 2, 2015
It's not known how the man ended up in this predicament in the first place.