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Harlem Globetrotter's dunk brings backboard crashing down [VIDEO]

Harlem Globetrotters Bull Bullard walked away from a scary post-dunk accident.
Posted By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   Nov. 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- William "Bull" Bullard, a 6-foot-4, 217-pound guard for the Harlem Globetrotters, was demonstrating his monster basketball skills during a recent appearance in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. But a dramatic alley-oop dunk -- in which Bullard swung his feet onto the backboard -- went horribly awry, bringing the basket crashing down on top of him.

The audience gasped, but the backboard missed Bullard's head by only a few inches before it shattered onto the ground.

"When I dunk, I put my feet on the backboard, put the ball through my legs and dunk it again, so that's the motion I was going with," the 29-year-old told the New York Daily News. "By the time I realized that the rim was coming down, it was too late, and it crashed down on me."

Bullard walked away with only a gash on his forehead, but is otherwise in good condition.

[CBS News, New York Daily News, Harlem Globetrotters]

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