16 Backboard-Breaking Powerful Dunks! - PakTune.pk
Published: 1 year ago By: JimmyBallers20
By: JimmyBallers20Published: 1 year ago
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The most exciting & spectacular moment in basketball is definitely the art of dunking, but it is 2 times more exciting when a player dunks so hard till the basketball backboard glass shatters into pieces.
During the 1979-1980 NBA season, "Chocolate Thunder" Darryl Dawkins did 2 powerful dunks which brought down the basketball hoop immediately. Since then, the NBA decided to replace the rim with "Breakaway rim" which has the ability to bend slightly downwards, and snap back to its original state whenever a dunk is performed.
Some famous dunkers who had successfully broken some basketball backboards are Shaquille O'neal, 1988's University of Pittsburgh Jerome Lane, Darvin Ham, and Michael Jordan.
However, it is really tough to successfully break a basketball backboard nowadays, as materials for the rim and glass have been upgraded.
Back in 2009, tv series "Sport Science" called in Amar'e Stoudemire to dunk the basketball as hard as he could possibly can, till it shattered. Amar'e tried 50 powerful dunks repeatedly, but the backboard rim stayed strong and intact without any damage being done at all.
To know more about ESPN Sport Science, go to http://www.espn.com/espn/sportscience/
● Sport Science: 2016 Slam Dunk Contest : http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=14785403
● ESPN Sport Science: Curry from 30 : http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=14318870
● How spectacular was LeBron's chase down block? : http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=16372789
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