Monster Dunk Brings Down Backboard, Almost Decapitates Central Michigan Player

Look, I love wacky MACtion as much as the next guy, but I think things are getting a little too extreme out there in the Midwest.

Northern Illinois big man Pete Rakocevic’s powerful jam yesterday against Central Michigan brought down the backboard and its supporting system. The falling structure came perilously close to seriously injuring the Chippewas’ John Simons as he inbounded the basketball.

That would be a terrible way to go out.

Actually, come to think of it, it’s a good goal to not have your death go viral. And a very attainable goal.

My favorite part of this clip is how everyone in frame, including the referee standing 60 feet away, is ducking out of sympathy. I guess no one wants to watch a dude lose his head — especially during a measly regular season game.