Backboard-breaking dunk takes the art to a new, stylish plateau

Tuesday October 8th, 2013

There are few plays in all of sports as satisfying as the dunk. The force. The athleticism. The points. Few single events in any sport can boast all three of those in one package.

Even fewer can add another: Broken equipment. With the evidence, lets turn to serial dunk artist Roscoe Johnson, and his incredible jam for the Harlem Wizards. Man, those reactions are just the best.

A backboard-breaker, with style? Not bad, Roscoe. Not bad at all. Though it would be nice to see him do something like that against real competition. Like say, Chip Douglas did in this vintage shatter job from all the way back in 1996 (zoom to 2:25 to skip the setup):

Can't get enough? Want to go down an awesome YouTube rabbit hole? Of course you do. Start with this.

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