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Darrell Dawkins would be proud

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on March 12, 2009

I remember shattering many a backboard when I played high school basketball, then I woke up out of that dream in study hall. I really did play basketball in high school, I was a forward. I did dunk once, I’m sure it was a fluke.

Apparently there is a little known rule in the Montana high school athletics handbook that states if a player shatters a backboard during warm-ups it will result in that player’s team forfeiting the game. Let the controversy ensue.

The Harlem High boy’s team was warming up before they take on Shelby High in their Northern B divisional game when one player for Harlem goes all Darrell Dawkins and shatters the backboard in an attempted dunk.

The result of the shattered backboard equals a forfeit for the Harlem team and possibly any hope of winning the state title. This is not sitting well with some people as you can see in the comments.

Some questions are floating around such as:

  • Why are dunks allowed during games and not warm-ups?
  • Is it fair to punish an entire team for one player’s rim rattling dunk?
  • Was the backboard defective, and should it have been inspected before the game?
  • What’s up with the mural of wolves?
  • They have the internet on computers now in Montana?

At least this stopped some negative cheers such as:

WAL-MART BACK-BOARDS (clap clap clap-clap-clap)

This reminds me of how my senile Grandpa would, when Matlock went to commercial, tell me how his dunking would rip the bottoms right out of the peach baskets.


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