6. Shaquille O’ Neal
Jersey number 34 born on March 6, 1972, in Washington, United States generally pronounced as “Shaq”.He was an American former Basketball player and presently a sports analyst of a televisionprograme inside the NBA.
During a regular-season game on April 23, 1993, against the New Jersey Nets, O’Neal did something that most people have never seen done in a game before. A young O’Neal got the ball in the paint, made one dribble, and threw it down.
Not only that He has damaged about 12.5 backboards throughout his career. In addition to putting up career averages of 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game with the Magic, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Cavs and Celtics in his 19 seasons. This 7ft 1 inch and 294 pound creature Shaquille O’Neal is probably the most infamous backboard breaker of all time.
5. Darryl Dawkins
An American professional basketball player born on August 11, 1957. jersey number -53,40,45 nickname “chocolate Thunder” died at the age of 58. He was known for his powerful dunks, which led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims due to him shattering a backboard on two occasions in 1979.
On Nov. 14, 1979 (IST) Darryl Dawkins, aka Chocolate Thunder, delivered one of the most iconic NBA moments when he dunked over Kansas City Kings forward Bill Robinson, shattering the backboard in the process.
Just a few weeks later, Dawkins did it again, bringing down the backboard at the Philadelphia Spectrum, which resulted in NBA Commissioner Larry O’Brien saying he would fine Dawkins $5,000 and suspend him every time he broke a backboard.
The Two-Way Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. At 6 feet, 11 inches, and more than 250 pounds, he broke two glass backboards in one month.
4. Kevin Love
Full nae Kevin Wesley Love
an American professional basketball player born on September 7, 1988, in Sont Monica, California for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a five-time All-Star and won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016. He was also a member of the gold medal-winning United States national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Kevin Love gains a height of 6foot 8inch so he managed to shatter a backboard while playing in High School. Aside from his peers probably thinking that this was the coolest thing they had ever seen, they canceled that game, the game was done, everybody went home, they replaced the backboard, nobody was happy about it.it turned out that the school tried to bill his family for the damage to the basket.
Kevin love also shared his feelings after he broke that what it feels?? After shattering the rim it feels so cool crowd too appreciated it.
This clip of Love breaking the backboard too viral on YouTube, and it was uploaded by the school, so having over 1.6 millions views on the school’s YouTube account means that the board incident has more than paid for itself.
3. Jerome Lane
An American former professional basketball player who played six seasons in the National Basketball Association. Jerome lane jersey number 3 was born on December 4, 1996, in Ohio, United States.
On January 25, 1988 Lane took one step, elevated, and cocked his right arm back. He slammed the ball, ripping the rim from the glass.
At first, there was a sense of shock. Everyone was in disbelief, wondering if their eyes were deceiving them. Everyone paused for five seconds because no one understood what has just happened in just a few seconds It was all over the floor. He hit it at the right place, right time, and with the right force.
Twenty-five years later, Lane’s name remains tethered in which he shattered the Plexiglas backboard at Pittsburgh’s Fitzgerald Field House with a fast-break dunk less than five minutes into the first half against Providence on the bitterly cold night of Jan. 25, 1988.
2. Blue Edwards
Blue Edwards is a retired American professional basketball player born on October 31, 1965, who played for ten seasons in the National Basketball Association. Edwards now coaches at his alma mater, Greene Central High School in Snow Hill, North Carolina having Jersey numbers -30,32.
On an event at East Carolina in 1994.it was just a practice session, not any match the 6ft 4inch Edwards just went flying in from just outside the paint “Blue” Edwards ripped this rim off during a Midnight Madness event.
The East Carolina swingman slides on his behind among shards of glass, throwing up an impromptu victory pose. It was a pretty impressive crowd just loved it.
1. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is said to be the basketball legend also known by his initials MJ, are an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the United States on February 17, 1963.
In August 1985, during a match in Italy Michael Jordan dunked so hard during a Nike exhibition game in Trieste that the backboard was completely broken. It was quite a big scene that took and the crowd remained shocked later the game was canceled. The signed jersey 23 of Michael Jordan and shoes of size 13 (including one of the tiny shards of glass in the sole of the left shoe) that Michael Jordan wore during the famous Shattered Backboard game were later auctioned.
These incidents quite of time took place at NBA. Many players have brokedown plenty of rims. The Dunks in NBA though look pretty much exciting but it needs grace, power, flight, and physical artistry. Several Backboards suffered from these below-mentioned NBA Stars and hence they need to be highlighted and the legend gaining the first rank might shock you a bit.
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