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13/11/1979 Darryl Dawkins dunks and breaks his first backboard

Darryl Dawkins broke the backboard in a game against the Kansas City Kings, sending the Kings' Bill Robinzine ducking. He did it again 3 weeks later in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. Subsequently, the NBA created a new rule that breaking a backboard was an offense that would result in a fine and suspension.


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