A member of the Harlem Globetrotters suffered a cut to his head after a backboard-breaking dunk.
The incident took place during a Globetrotters’ exhibition game in Honduras, Deadspin reports. During the action, William “Bull” Bullard, a 6-foot-4, 217-pound guard, caught an alley-oop and threw down a thunderous dunk.
However, when Bullard decided to celebrate the dunk by hanging onto the rim, the night took a scary turn. The arena’s backboard collapsed to the ground, causing the game’s audience to scream in panic. Bullard landed on his back, and had just enough time to shield his face as the backboard struck the hardwood floor.
The glass blackboard shattered, spraying glass everywhere and leaving Bullard with a nasty gash on his forehead. The injury looked bad, but Globetrotters officials released a statement noting that the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduate was fine.
“Bull is okay,” a message on the Globetrotters’ official website said. “This isn’t the first time the Globetrotters have shattered a backboard during a game. Last year, we shattered TWO backboards in ONE game.”
Bullard, who finished his college basketball career in 2008, is a native of Detroit, Mich., according to the Globetrotters’ website. He once tried out for the New York Jets, and he made it to the finals on the popular competition show “American Ninja Warrior.”
A video of Bullard’s background-shattering dunk can be viewed below.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...