While this is quite effective, the cinder-block ball is not very helpful.
Back in my day, we didn't have no b-balls. We had to use a cinder block.
I've heard of draining shots, but this baseline makes it pretty easy to shoot bricks.
To me, this is similar to ripping off your front car door to replace a rear car door that got knocked off. No ground has really been gained!
Just consider it an homage to James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, who made the first hoops out of peach baskets.