UseTaHoop
Two years ago

Backboard shattering

Just saw the A League broken soccer goal fiasco and I thought of 3 things.

1. Why wasn't a matching spare available?

2. Leigh Matthews really was a hard nut in every sense of the word.

3. How many times have backboards been shattered (or otherwise broken) in game time?

I saw a backboard shattered by Sydney in the early 80s at the Apollo. I’m sure it was Brad Dalton. The year that Mark Davis replaced Brian Decenzenzi (sp?) a few games in. Tech foul. Backboard replaced in about 10 minutes, the process looked very efficient and practiced to me, so they had to have had experience in changing the glass backboards.

I’ve also heard about the shatters that matters in dunk competitions, but I’ve never seen or heard of in-game shatterings (if that’s a word).

Has it happened in Australia, NBA, Euro etc in game time?

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Heaters67  
Two years ago

Saw Tiny Pinder smash one at Challenge Stadium (or Perth Superdrome as it was known back then). Not sure exactly when but I'm guessing 1987 or 1988.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jim Havrilla.

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UseTaHoop  
Two years ago

Thanks both.

Props for the YouTube vid.

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UseTaHoop  
Two years ago

Wasn't the gorilla’s shatter-fest in a dunk comp though?

I think it would be less common in game time.

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UseTaHoop  
Two years ago

Sorry. My original post referred to Dalton's shatter- that was in the warm-up. I think 1985.

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BB4  
Two years ago

Scott Ninnis broke one at the Apollo in the warm up and delayed the game by about 30 minutes

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backboard_shattering

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Larry Byrd  
Two years ago

Hi Perthworld

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Mock  
Two years ago

Has it happened in NBA!? Shaq was shattering backboards ON THE REG.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Shaq did it in college.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Following the 1992-93 season the NBA increased steel brace strength and increased stability of the backboard to prevent the hoop from falling down after Shaquille O'Neal broke two goal standards the previous season (although the glass remained intact, welds in the goal standard failed).

So technically no.

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Mock  
Two years ago

Wrong, he did it in the NBA too:

http://www.espn.com.au/video/clip?id=17494741

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JR  
Two years ago

Tiny Pinder broke the backboard against Brisbane in 1988. I believe he also ripped one down in training the same year. Pretty amazing for a one handed dunk!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Darryl Dawkins in the NBA

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Ok Mock so Wikipedia was WRONG.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Best ever was Jerome Lane for Pittsburgh

https://youtu.be/kiUU5-ItI-I

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I always wonder if the NBL have spoken to Nate Jawai about this... For a bloke with his size and strength, he NEVER pulls down on the rim. I imagine he'd be capable to pulling the rim down.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Darryl Dawkins named his dunks with the one below being a good example after he covered Bill? Robinzine in glass in the 70s.

The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam-Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam.

Had about 6 others as well

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

havrilla destruction
https://twitter.com/dunk_comp/status/1090175350326214656

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