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Backboard shattering

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DUNK SHATTERS the BACKBOARD! High Schooler Isaiah Banks SHATTERS the Glass with his DUNK

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SHAQ BREAKING BACKBOARDS!

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INSANE Backboard Breaking Dunks!!!

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Tyler Stone SHATTERS Backboard & Daps up Referee

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Backboard Shattering Chaos

A backboard shattering is an accident or stunt in basketball. It occurs when a player slam dunks the ball hard enough to break the 1/2" tempered safety glass of the backboard. The stunt has caused games to be canceled or delayed, serious injuries to occur and expensive costs of cleanup and replacement. Shattering a backboard is extremely dangerous, sending shards of glass flying over the players and fans. In the National Basketball Association (NBA), shattering a backboard during a game is penalized with a non-unsportsmanlike conduct technical foul and a possible fine towards the player. The player may not be ejected, nor shall the foul count towards a player's total towards either ejection or suspension.
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