Originally Posted by kennethgriffin
The dunk is cool and one of my favorites, but I never really took it as being a result of some sort of ungodly level of dunking power. There were a lot of different rims and backboards those days and they varied throughout all of professional, college and high school ranks. Some just had terrible weak spots. People could jump and hammer on them a thousand times, but if one guy hit it just right - even if it wasn't more powerful than the rest - it'd give.
The same thing happened to Blue Edwards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9XYG_EWOjQ