Globetrotter player dunks, barely averts serious injury
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 00:43
Nov. 12 - A Harlem Globetrotter player dunked a basketball and sent the glass backboard crashing to the ground not far from his head. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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A Harlem Globetrotter player dunks a basketball and sends the glass backboard crashing to the ground not far from his head.
A Harlem Globetrotter's player barely escaped serious injury after dunking a basketball and causing the glass backboard to shatter during an exhibition in Teguicigalpa, Honduras on Thursday (November 7, 2013).
In keeping with the Globetrotters famously theatrical style, William "Bull" Bullard clung to the rim after dunking the ball, causing the hoop to topple over and crash to the ground, shattering the entire glass backboard.
He averted serious injuries by a matter of inches, falling under the hoop and not in front of it where the majority of glass landed.
Bullard's injuries included a gash above his left eye and a dislocated shoulder. The 6'4" player was treated by medical personnel on site and received a standing ovation when he emerged from the locker room. Harlem Globetrotters officials say Bullard will be in good condition to play when they kick off their global tour in December.
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