Watch: Basket nearly crushes Central Michigan basketball player
A slowly descending basket nearly crushed Central Michigan forward John Simons during an inbounds play Saturday night.
The basket at Northern Illinois' Convocation Center had recently been rocked by a forceful dunk by Huskies center Pete Rakocevic. The dunk was so powerful that it weakened the basket stanchion, and brought the apparatus slowly to the ground.
Fortunately, Simons avoided sudden decapitation or other gruesome injury with a deft, lunging maneuver right before the rim and netting made contact with the floor.
Watch the near brush with death below (h/t Zach Woosley for the Vine).
- Will Green