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Rimbreaking backboard shattering dunks

News 22 Nov 2012, 20:31 IST

This is like the Ultimate Finishing Move. It literally ends the game. Unless you want to play half court basketball, you can’t continue on one rim. Check out the dunks so powerful they shattered the backboard down.

Hollywood couldn’t mix up effects this powerful. When a player tears the rim down, the glass also shatters in a thousand pieces. That may seem curious, after all the player is just pulling the rim down, glass ought to break not shatter. The video at the end explains the science behind the shattering of backboards.

Here are some backboard crashers:

Darryl Dawkins:

LeBron James:


Shaq again:

Michael Jordan:

Sports Science backboard shatter

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